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MN State Park entrance fees waived Friday

ST. PAUL -- Entrance fees to all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas will be waived on Friday as part of "Free Park Friday" in Minnesota. Lt. Governor Tina Smith and State Parks and Trails Director Erika Rivers encourage Minnesotans to spe...

ST. PAUL - Entrance fees to all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas will be waived on Friday as part of “Free Park Friday” in Minnesota. Lt. Governor Tina Smith and State Parks and Trails Director Erika Rivers encourage Minnesotans to spend time outdoors, and with family, on the day after Thanksgiving.

“I wish everyone in Minnesota a peaceful, warm Thanksgiving on Thursday. And on Friday after Thanksgiving, I can't think of anything better than visiting one of Minnesota's spectacular state parks, with free admission,” said Smith.

On Thanksgiving Day, the average American consumes around 4,500 calories. A brisk walk can burn about 300 calories in one hour.
Visitors and families who visit parks throughout the winter season can participate in hundreds of naturalist-led state park programs, or they can bird-watch and search for other wildlife or participate in the DNR’s “Call of the Wildflowers” geocaching adventure.

For resources on things to do and places to stay across the state, visit exploreminnesota.com, and share your sights this season on social media using #OnlyinMN.

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