Buy Local in your National Parks

Camping and Woodcraft bookcover

There’s so much emphasis around here about buying local. One of the best places to buy “local” is in your National Parks.

Look at the Great Smoky Mountains Association to buy everything Smokies. They publish and carry trail guides such as Hiking Trails of the Smokies, flower and bird guides, and some very specialized books on mushrooms and ferns. But they also have stuffed bears, T-shirts and great hiking shirts.

Eastern National also has National Parks stuff. They are the cooperating association for small parks east of the Mississippi. So if you want something from the Blue Ridge Parkway or a historic park, the chances are that EA carries it. They also publish the National Parks passports. Now that would make a good gift. Look at their online site.

So go and do your Christmas shopping in a National Park.

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