Looking to get outside and avoid the shopping crowds on Black Friday? There are some wonderful free hiking opportunities being offered in our great state of Indiana! Besides, the sales have now expanded beyond Black Friday itself so you won’t even be missing any deals. Let’s take a look at some of the parks providing extra incentives to opt outside!
If you’re in the Northern part of the state, you head on over to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for some expert-led hikes. The good people at Save the Dunes will offer two hikes: one through the dunes at West Beach and one in Miller Woods. You can find more information about these hikes at the National Park Service website.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is also offering free admission at all Indiana State Parks this Black Friday. So, no matter where the holiday takes you, you are close to a great hiking experience! You can also share your pictures with the Indiana DNR using #OptOutsideIN for a chance to win a 2019 state park pass as well as other prizes. Whether you’re near Pokagon or Clifty Falls, Turkey Run or Mounds, be sure to get outside and enjoy Indiana! You can find more information on the Opt Outside Black Friday events on the Indiana DNR website.
If you’re not in Indiana this holiday or want to find hikes outside the state, you can go to the REI Opt Outside website to find great hiking opportunities near you! And for those of you who aren’t able to get out this Black Friday, you can always follow along with #optoutside on social media to enjoy the outdoors!