Our great American tradition of Thanksgiving holiday….
Has given way to crazy consumerism at the stroke of midnight the following day – Black Friday.
Start a new tradition for Black Friday – Take a walk in the redwoods!
This year let the shopping – and the leftovers – wait and save your money!
Instead enjoy what Thanksgiving is really about- sharing time with family and appreciating our many shared blessings. California’s redwood parks are uniquely suited for both.
Free Redwood Parks Day
Save the Redwoods League invites you to experience the moments of joy, renewal and inspiration that you’ll find among our natural wonders, the ancient giant redwoods.
And now you can do that for FREE!
California Redwood State Parks Free on Black Friday
That’s the best bargain you’re going to find this Black Friday!
Simply download a pass and present it at the park.
Thanks to a generous private donation by a San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to saving redwood trees, now everyone can get out and enjoy the parks. As of Wednesday, the league had issued 77 free park passes.
“We are starting a new tradition for Black Friday,” Save the Redwoods League president Sam Hodder said. “We invite everyone to experience the moments of joy, renewal and inspiration that you’ll find among our natural wonders, the ancient giant redwoods.”
Inspiration came from REI who took the bold plunge by advocating that people hike on the day after Thanksgiving. Notably, Save the Redwoods is supporting that idea. Also REI is paying all its employees to take the day off and get outdoors.
REI is asking that people hop on social media to share what outdoor adventures they’re having by using the hashtag #OptOutside.
The Redwoods League wants people to do the same by using the hashtag #OptOutsideIntoTheRedwoods. So get out there and start sharing with your social media friends and fans.
California has the largest state park system in the United States. Minnesota state parks also are offering the same deal at 76 of its parks.
So come take a hike this Black Friday!
California Redwood State Parks Free on Black Friday in Mendonoma
Below for you, our guests at Abalone Bay in The Sea Ranch, we have listed are California Redwood State Parks that are free and in close proximity.
- Armstrong Redwoods State Park
- Austin Creek State Recreation Area
- Fort Ross State Historic Park
- Hendy Woods State Park
- Jug Handle State Reserve
- Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve
- Mailliard Redwoods State Natural Reserve
- Mendocino Headlands State Park
- Mendocino Woodlands State Park
- Montgomery Woods State Reserve
- Navarro River Redwoods State Park
- Russian Gulch State Park
- Salt Point State Park
- Sonoma Coast State Park
- Van Damme State Park
Fine Print: One pass per email address; voucher is good for one pass per vehicle for participating California State Parks on November 27, 2015. All visitors wishing to enjoy Free Redwood Parks Day must go to SaveTheRedwoods.org/freefriday to download and print a paper Free Redwood State Parks Day-Use Pass, which must be presented to state park staff at the entry gate. If no state parks employee is on duty, the pass must be displayed on their vehicle’s dashboard.
Free admission is good for day-use only. Day-use hours are typically 8 a.m. to sunset. Recreational activities at individual parks may vary. Examples include walking, hiking, biking and picnicking. Please check California Redwood State Park you wish to visit for hours and activities. Links to each park are at SaveTheRedwoods.org/freefriday.
Even more ideas for Black Friday or Any Day at Abalone Bay
Looking for more suggestions as to what to explore and experience in Sea Ranch and the Mendonoma area? Then be sure to check out our Explore and Experience page!
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