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Great Outdoors Month
June 2011

(Brandywine Park - Delaware State Park) - photo courtesy of DE Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

The National Register of Historic Places is pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for Great Outdoors Month. As part of the celebration, this site showcases historic properties listed in the National Register commemorating the events and people that help illustrate America's commitment to protecting our environment. So get outside and experience our country.

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Walkway in Brandywine Park
Photograph courtesy of Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

Highlighted Properties

Brandywine Park, New Castle County, Delaware

Laid out according to the landscape style advocated by the famous nineteenth-century landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, Brandywine Park pays tribute to the natural beauty of the Brandywine River.  As the first city park established in Wilmington, Brandywine Park also fulfilled the need for public recreational space within a larger urban environment. The east coast of the United States was beginning to feel the loss of its wilderness, and its cities were crowded with immigrants, many of whom had never known the wealth of the American natural landscape.

Glacier National Park - Hidden Lake
Photograph courtesy of Glacier National Park

Previously Highlighted Great Outdoors Properties

Glacier National Park Tourist Trails Historic District, Glacier County, Montana
The 163 miles of trail crisscross the Continental Divide, access the park’s most publicized scenic vistas, and links visitor centers at Two Medicine, Cut Bank, St. Mary, Many Glacier, Goathaunt/Waterton, and Lake McDonald.

Rabideau Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp, Beltrami County, Minnesota
The Rabideau Camp is among the most important properties in the United States in which the history of the CCC and the New Deal can be experienced and interpreted.

Learn More

President Obama on America's Great Outdoors Initiative

National Park Service Programs:

Visit a National Park

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Visit a Civil War battlefield or learn more about the Civil War

Teaching with Historic Places Great Outdoors Month lesson plans

Take a tour of a historic area with the help of our online travel itineraries

Programs and sites outside of the National Park Service

America's Great Outdoors

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