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Haleakalā Kicks Off National Park Week With Free Days

April 18, 2014, 8:24 AM HST
* Updated April 18, 11:17 AM
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Ranger hike, photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.

Ranger hike, photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.

By Wendy Osher

The fee for admission to Haleakalā National Park will be waived this Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, as the facility kicks off National Park Week.

Activities celebrating this year’s theme “Go Wild” will be held from April 19th to the 27th.

On Monday, there will be a presentation about the rare native birds at Hosmer Grove and in the Summit District; on Wednesday, visitors can take a staff led hike along the first mile of the Supply Trail to learn about park history; and next Saturday, April 26, is Junior Ranger Day that includes Native Hawaiian cultural demonstrations, games, and crafts.

Cultural demonstration, photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.

Cultural demonstration, photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.

“National Park Week is also a good time to explore local parks, trails, and architectural treasures maintained through National Park Service programs such as the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program and the National Register of Historic Places,” park officials said in an announcement.

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Throughout the week visitors can play national park trivia games in all park visitor centers and participate in daily special talks, cultural demonstrations, or hikes.

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A daily schedule with program times will be posted at park visitor centers, on the park website, or can be obtained by calling the Summit District at (808) 572-4459 or the Kīpahulu District at (808) 248-7375.

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