Earth Day Destinations

By - April 20, 2017

Spend Earth Day weekend enjoying a fee-free two days at the Grand Canyon. The beloved national park celebrates Earth Day with free admission and various events along Mather Point. Earth Day activities are open to the public and include free games, recycled art exhibits and arts and crafts.

Earth Day’s political action kick offs Saturday, April 22, in Washington, D.C., with the March for Science. Supporters march in support of many causes from wildlife conservation to Appalachian Voices. The March for Science, followed by a teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, spreads awareness of the importance of science and nature preservation.

In Philadelphia, Earth Day brings the long-awaited opening of Bartram’s Mile along the west bank of the Schuylkill River. This recreational space boasts natural beauty, historic monuments and miles of trails. Connecting the Greys Ferry Crescent, the soon-to-be-opened mile opens up accessible landscape for bikes, runners and walkers.

— Angelique Platas, office manager