Take a Child Outside Week is a program that is geared toward allowing children to discover the natural world around them. National Take a Child Outside week is September 24-30 this year…but why wait? In preparation for the week that is devoted to taking children outside, get out and enjoy what is left of summer! Soon, the kids will be headed back to school, and if you haven’t given them an outdoor adventure to talk about, the time is now!
The state of South Dakota is filled with exciting things for children of all ages to enjoy. Whether is riding the Mickelson Trail, backpacking in the Badlands, canoeing down the and learning the history of the Missouri River, exploring the beauty of Palisades Park, or fishing the waters of northeast South Dakota, your adventure is waiting.
The beauty about taking an adventure in the outdoors is that it is a budget friendly family activity. Some of the best adventures and hidden gems in South Dakota are free, or require only a state park entrance permit on your vehicle. For an entire year the permit costs $28, and for a day pass for one vehicle the fee is $6. Entrance permits will get you into nearly 60 state parks throughout the state – what a deal!
Enjoy the adventure waiting for you in South Dakota!