Dexter Area State Parks Offering Free Entry On Black Friday

Michigan DNR wants you to visit Pinckney Rec Area, Waterloo Rec Area, Brighton Rec Area and any of the other state parks and lands in Michigan the day after Thanksgiving.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to put away leftovers and #OptOutside as part of their day-after-Thanksgiving traditions. To encourage folks to tap into Michigan’s great outdoors and gather with friends and family, on Friday, Nov. 24, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive the regular Recreation Passport entry fee that enables vehicle access to Michigan state parks, trails and boating access sites.

Exploring some of Michigan’s best outdoor destinations is a great way to recover from holiday shopping excursions, burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories and enjoy the many benefits of nature.

“In Michigan, you’re never more than a half-hour away from a state park, recreation area, state forest campground or state trail,” said Ron Olson, DNR Parks and Recreation Division chief. “#OptOutside is an invitation to residents and those traveling to spend time outside during the holiday weekend and help continue or build new Thanksgiving traditions. The DNR hopes the free entry opportunity will encourage residents and visitors to explore new places and experience the outdoors’ many physical, mental and social benefits.”

So go have fun for a little while – hike, bike, swing and wander. Here are you links to get your mini adventure started:

Pinckney Rec Area

Waterloo Rec Area

Brighton Rec Area

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