Wednesday, July 28, 2010

National Parks Celebrate National S'mores Day on August 10

Nothing says summer like enjoying s’mores and other toasty treats by the campfire. With National S’mores day coming up on August 10, 2010 and August deemed National S’mores month, travelers and campers alike are in search for the best place to toast their favorite campfire treat.

National parks are undoubtedly the perfect family-friendly destination to camp and relax by the fire. Two favorites, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado, are celebrating with special S’mores offerings throughout August and beyond .

· Shenandoah National Park Lodging, 90 miles outside of Washington, D.C., is hosting the Backyard Barbecue & S’mores Festival on Saturday on August 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Skyland Resort. Guests can enjoy barbecue pork, chicken and ribs, along with S’mores makings for kids of all ages. Located on mile 41.7 on Skyline Drive, the festival will also feature entertainment by country artist Glen Shelton. For more information visit or call 800-778-2872.

· Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado, home to the largest cliff dwelling in North America, is offering the Complete Camper package for families looking to enjoy the great outdoors. The packages includes S’mores fix’ns and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Priced at $89 for a dry campsite and $115 for a base campsite, the package includes two seats on the new Far View Explorer Tour , a driver-guided adventure that takes guests to the popular Far View archaeological sites. For more information on the Morefield Campground or the Complete Camper Package, please visit or call 866-292-8295.

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