Go with #trailsnotsales on Friday, Nov. 25 and #OptOutside with REI and families across the country. There are much better ways to spend the day after Thanksgiving than joining the masses in stores.
In Oregon, all Oregon State Parks that normally charge a day-use parking fee will not be doing so on Nov. 25. Also, “To help celebrate, the nonprofit Oregon State Parks Foundation is hosting special events at L.L Stub Stewart State Park, Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Champoeg State Heritage Area and Silver Falls State Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hot drinks and snacks will be available, and visitors will be able to deposit entry forms for drawings to win prizes from Columbia Sportswear, Keen Footwear, REI and Leatherman Tools. Entry forms are obtained by registering at www.oregonstateparksfoundation.org. Completed forms must be brought to one of the four participating parks 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. that day.”
Metro is also dropping parking fees at all their Portland area sites. (Oxbow Regional Park is particularly beautiful this time of year)
Or use The Intertwine’s map of Portland area parks, trails, and natural areas to find a new place to explore.
Let us know if you will go out with us!