There is much to be thankful for the season. And very little of it has to do with walking around inside, elbowing through the crowds and shopping.
That’s why once again we’re locking arms with folks across the outdoor industry and shutter our online shopping cart to help encourage everyone to get outside and enjoy nature. REI kicked off the #OptOutside hashtag and efforts a few years ago and their website is a good place to start.
We hope your Thanksgiving is full of family, friends and food, and that you get to recover from all the holiday-ness outdoors.
Here are three ideas for what to do this Black Friday:
- Check with you state park system as many are waiving fees and making it free to visit the state park. (Minnesota is calling theirs day Free Park Friday). You can find your state park system at StateParks.og
- Find a hike, bike ride, climb, or run close to home using REI’s list of digital tools
- Join outdoor enthusiasts across the country today in their efforts to clean up the outdoors. You can find a list of contacts and programs on REI’s official page for this year’s #OptOutside.
Ultimately all of the #optoutside chatter makes us thankful. Thankful for the outdoors. Thankful we get the time off to celebrate and enjoy the company of family, friends and old hiking buddies. And we’re especially thankful for you and the growing outdoors community! Happy Thanksgiving and get outside this week.