Ready for a new day-after-Thanksgiving tradition? How about fresh air, time with family and friends, and a healthy dose of the great outdoors! #OptOutside on Black Friday, and enjoy free admission to Michigan state parks all day long.
On Friday, Nov. 23, burn those Thanksgiving calories, recover from shopping excursions and explore some of the state’s best outdoor destinations. To help you #OptOutside, the DNR is waiving the regular Recreation Passport entrance fee that permits vehicle access to Michigan state parks, trails and boating access sites, though other permit and license fees still apply.
There are plenty of things to do outdoors:
🌲 Hike, bike, snowshoe or cross-county ski some new paths or run one of more than 12,500 miles of state-designated trails, including ORVs and ATVs.
🎣 Cast a line and experience some of the best fall fishing around. Mountain or fat-tire bike across rugged terrain or pedal a paved trail.
🦌 Find a new hunting spot by exploring one of Michigan's recreation or state game areas or state forest lands.
⛺ Enjoy the peace and quiet of camping or staying in a rustic cabin in the off-season.
🏛️ Seek out Michigan’s backstory and visit a historic site. ... See MoreSee Less
This is a great safety reminder as we head into hunting season!Reminder: November 15 is opening day for rifle season in Michigan. If you're heading out into the woods please remember to wear your blaze orange and be respectful of the hunters out enjoying their sport. ... See MoreSee Less