If you are not someone who is down with the crowds on Black Friday how about a walk or hike through one of the 75 Minnesota state parks or recreation areas? They will all be FREE admission on Black Friday. The fee is usually $7 for a one day vehicle permit.

This offer started back in 2015 and was dubbed "Free Park Friday." According to FOX9 the DNR is encouraging people to break the habit of hitting stores and malls and get out and enjoy the beauty of our state parks. Now of course depending on where you live and how the weather seems to want to cooperate this could be a really fun outing for your family.

Did you know that every resident of Minnesota lives within approximately 30 miles of a State Park or Recreation Area, according to the DNR. To find a state park or recreation area near you CLICK HERE.

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