Posted on November 22, 2017

Across the country people are putting away their Thanksgiving leftovers and will #OptOutside instead of going Black Friday shopping. 

This campaign started by the outdoor gear store REI, is all about getting everyone to enjoy the great outdoors instead of the hustle and bustle that is associated with Black Friday shopping. It is a great way to start a new holiday tradition with friends and family that takes you out in nature, helps shed a few extra pounds from the Thanksgiving feast, and helps create a more active lifestyle. 

#OptOutisde has been become a new family tradition in many households so why not start a new one for yours on Friday, November 24! Join us as we #OptOutside and check out a few of our nature preserves with trails:

1) Robinson Woods Preserve

2) Flynn Woods Preserve

3) Turtle Creek Preserve

4) Grand Beach Marsh Preserve

5) Jens Jensen Preserve

Not going to be here locally for the holiday weekend? On Friday, November 24 the Michigan DNR is also going to #OptOutside by waiving the regular Recreation Passport entry fee that enable vehicle access to Michigan state parks, trails and boating access sites. Visit here for more details.

Put away the leftovers and go outside and enjoy the beauty of Michigan's best outdoor destinations. We hope to see you #OptOutside.