National Park Week: Plan your parks bucket list

Acadia is great for hiking and biking, and

Acadia is great for hiking and biking, and there's some sandy coastline for a beach day, too. Explore the shops and lobster pounds in Bar Harbor. (Shore at Acadia National Park by Colleen Harrington/News 12)

It's National Park Week! To celebrate, free admission is offered at the parks for two weekends, April 15-16 and April 22-23. Plan your own National Park bucket list, and start with these must-see spots.

Acadia National Park - Maine

Acadia is great for hiking and biking, and

Acadia is great for hiking and biking, and there's some sandy coastline for a beach day, too. Explore the shops and lobster pounds in Bar Harbor. (Shore at Acadia National Park by Colleen Harrington/News 12)

Joshua Tree National Park - California

Joshua Tree National Park is open year-round and

Joshua Tree National Park is open year-round and offers nearly 800,000 acres of true desert wilderness. (Photo of a joshua tree and rock formation at the park by Colleen Harrington/News 12 Interactive)

Yosemite National Park - California

More than 3.7 million people visit Yosemite each

More than 3.7 million people visit Yosemite each year, and most spend their time in the seven square miles in Yosemite Valley. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity. (View of Yosemite National Park Valley by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Zion National Park - Utah

Zion National Park is among the state's biggest

Zion National Park is among the state's biggest tourist destinations. (Photo of visitors exploring The Narrows along the Virgin River by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Yellowstone National Park - Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park is located primarily in the

Yellowstone National Park is located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, though it also extends into Montana and Idaho and was the first national park in the world. It is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially the Old Faithful Geyser. (View of the 'Sunset Lake' hot spring by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Grand Canyon National Park - Arizona

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the United

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the United States' 15th National Park, the Grand Canyon drew about 5.5 million visitors in 2015. (View into the Grand Canyon from the South Rim by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Shenandoah National Park - Virginia

This park's 500 miles of trails draws hikers,

This park's 500 miles of trails draws hikers, and it's stunning foliage draws thousands and thousands of "leaf-peepers" in the fall. (View through a canopy of trees in full fall color along Skyline Drive by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Grand Teton National Park - Wyoming

Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park

Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park is approximately 310,000 acres in size and includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long Teton Range, as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole. (Photo of the Grand Tetons by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Everglades National Park - Florida

Everglades offers great spots for camping. It's home

Everglades offers great spots for camping. It's home to some rare and endangered wildlife including manatees, panthers and crocodiles. (Photo of a black vulture at the park by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sequoia National Park - California

This park in Central California is home to

This park in Central California is home to the largest known living single-stem tree on the planet, called General Sherman. (Photo of a grove of a Giant Sequoia trees by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado

More than 400 square miles of mountain environments

More than 400 square miles of mountain environments are found at Rocky Mountain National Park. The park's famed Trail Ridge Road rises to an altitude of 12,183 feet above sea level and is the highest contiguous paved highway in the country. (Photo of people walking near Trail Ridge Road by Kevin Moloney/Getty Images)

Death Valley National Park - California

Despite it's morbid-sounding name, Death Valley draws visitors

Despite it's morbid-sounding name, Death Valley draws visitors with its wilderness for hiking and biking, and chances to see wildflowers. The park includes the lowest point in North America, Badwater Basin's salt flats. (Photo of dessert bloom after rare rainfall in 2005 by David McNew/Getty Images)

Mesa Verde National Park - Colorado

Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a

Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300. Today, the park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. (View of a cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde National Park by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Volcanoes National Park - Hawaii

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is celebrating its centennial

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is celebrating its centennial in 2016. The National Parks Service says this park displays the results of at least 70 million years of volcanism and evolution. (Photo of a visitor walking by flowing lava at the park by Marco Garcia/Getty Images)

Arches National Park - Utah

Arches boasts more than 2,000 natural stone arches,

Arches boasts more than 2,000 natural stone arches, plus hundreds of soaring pinnacles and giant balanced rocks, the Parks Service says. (Photo of torchbearer with the Salt Lake City Olympic Torch in 2002 by GERO BRELOER/AFP/Getty Images)

Denali National Park - Alaska

Formerly called Mount McKinley National Park, Denali was

Formerly called Mount McKinley National Park, Denali was formally renamed in 2015. It boasts millions of acres of wilderness for hiking, biking and spotting the wildlife. According to the National Park Service, the summit elevation of Denali is 20,320 feet and it is the highest mountain peak in North America. (Photo of Denali National Park by Lance King/Getty Images)

Bryce Canyon National Park - Utah

The National Park Service says this park contains

The National Park Service says this park contains the world's largest collection of "hoodoos," pillars of rock that get their strange shapes from erosion. (Aerial view of sandstone formations by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Badlands National Park - South Dakota

Spires and pinnacles are on full display in

Spires and pinnacles are on full display in this South Dakota park. (Photo by FRANCIS TEMMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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