Tennessee State Parks hosting a slate of Black Friday hikes
NORTHEAST TENNESSEE —
Tennessee State Parks are encouraging residents to hike off that turkey dinner and hit the trail this Black Friday.
Free, guided hikes will be held at all 56 state parks on November 23rd.
Northeast Tennessee is home to five state parks: Warriors' Path, David Crockett Birthplace, Sycamore Shoals, Rocky Fork, and Roan Mountain.
“Tennessee’s state parks are once again offering the opportunity to get outdoors the day after Thanksgiving to engage in healthy, fun activities,” said Brock Hill, deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. “It’s a chance to explore the state parks with loved ones around the holidays, with skilled rangers leading the way.”
Hikes for all ages and abilities will be hosted at state parks from Memphis to Johnson City.
They'll range from easy strolls to more difficult excursions. Each hike will be led by an experienced ranger.
Visitors are encouraged to share photos of their hikes on social media with the hashtag #thankful4hiking.