August 1st marked the 100th anniversary of Haleakala achieving national park status. On August 1, 1916, the National Park Service established Hawaii National Park which was comprised of Haleakala National Park and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In 1961 these two parks separated into their individual status we know today.
Haleakala National Park receives more than 1 million visitors annually, who come to enjoy it’s 24,000 acres of wilderness and more than 35 miles of trails. Haleakala boasts unique plants and animals that aren’t found elsewhere in the world and more endangered species than any other national park, including the nene, the Hawaiian goose that that had vanished from Maui and was reintroduced in the 1960s.
Come celebrate Haleakala – whether it’s your first time or your 100th! There’s always something new to appreciate about this amazing piece of paradise.