After seeing promotions online to "DRIVE" to expensive vacations such as theme parks, congested beach vacations etc I thought that instead of encouraging people to consume fuel what we really need is to encourage them to drive less!
Save fuel, save the planet, PARK IT AND SAVE!
Ready for a swim atClaytor Lake State Park
A fun way to walk the dog at Claytor Lake State Park
Fun in the pool at Staunton River State Park
A morning walk with Dad at Staunton River State Park
Virginia State Parks has so much to do once you get here there is no need to put it into drive again! You can park it and save.
In our busy lives carting kids to and fro to school, soccer, music, and all sorts of other events how does parking it for a weekend or week sound? Isn't that, in itself a vacation for Mom and Dad?
Once you arrive at your favorite state park, you unload and unpack, put the coffee on…the kids head out on their bikes and skates and Mom and Dad put the car keys in the cabin or tent and sit back with a hot cup of coffee or other cold refreshment and relax.
The kids might come racing back for a snack or to ask when dinner is? Your reply "When I make it." This is what a vacation at a Virginia State Park is all about, no need to rush around, consume fuel, and waste money.
What activities might there be to save fuel?
3) Kayaking or Canoeing
6) Running and playing tag
7) Eating at the picnic table (and not at a restaurant)
9) Evening Walks
10) Campfire Fun
11) Fly a kite
14) Wildflower Identification
15) Scavenger Hunts
Park special events – Night walks, history talks, art, paper making, star gazing, fossil finds, native plants, games, guided hikes and walks, paddling, hayrides, making a walking stick, music, what's in the nets, animal talks, etc.Click here view a list of park events at your favorite park.
Well what do you say? Have I convinced you that going to a Virginia State Park can actually save you money?
Consider this, there are no storefronts of vendors selling overpriced tchotchkes that your kids will beg to have and end up broken in five minutes and tossed aside.
You won't see the bright lights and flashy putt putts and other kid eye-candy to entice them to waste your hard earned cash. What will they find to entice them at a Virginia State Park? The beach. The playground. The hiking trails. The campfire with hotdogs and s'mores. The wildlife. The freedom!
Learn more about search by map for a park close to you, there are 35 parks to choose from. Plan your vacation or weekend getaway today!