A new tradition is starting on Black Friday this year. The shopping, and the leftovers can wait.
Take a walk in the Redwood parks from Monterey and Santa Cruz to the North Coast on November 27 and it’s free.
The idea is simply to bring your families to a redwood state park after Thanksgiving to share time and appreciate many shared blessings.
The parks that are among the 49 parks on the freebie list for one day are:
If you’re a beginner hiker, not to worry as we have your hiking tips covered.
California Redwoods Shown Off
The Redwood State Parks are home to some of the tallest trees on earth. It’s protected and contains nearly 40 miles of pristine coastline which support wildlife diversity and cultural traditions. The Parks are all managed by the National Park Service and California State Parks.
Take a look at some of the majestic Redwood trees below:
Humboldt Redwoods State Park — Photo Credits: Wikipedia
How The Bargain All Started
Outdoor retailer REI decided in October to close its 143 stores nationwide on Black Friday. The purpose was to encourage Americans to #optoutside and explore. To date, more than 900,000 have signed onto the company’s online campaign.
That’s when the Redwoods League, a not for profit based in San Francisco, decided to start their freebie campaign. The Redwoods League has had a mission to protect and restore redwood forests and connect people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.
Redwoods League was established in 1917 and has made the awareness even greater by giving away a free entry to their parks.
To download a free park pass or sign up for emails from the organization, visit their website and note that it’s only one free pass per sign-up. Just print out the pass and present it at the park entrance. If there is no attendant, just leave the pass on your dash.
There are many parks that are no longer available so get your ticket fast!
Washington Hikers Gather Around
If you’re in Washington, take advantage of free entries to Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks on Black Friday.
This is made possible by Washington’s National Park Fund.