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Virginia State Parks encourage spending time outside Thanksgiving weekend

Virginia State Parks encourage spending time outside Thanksgiving weekend

Virginia's Department of Conservation and Recreation is encouraging people to embrace a new tradition this Thanksgiving weekend by getting outside to a state park.

OptOutside is a campaign started by outdoor retailer and co-op REI to fight Black Friday by closing every store and encouraging people to explore outdoors instead. Virginia is joining the co-op again, encouraging people to explore the outdoors on Black Friday and the entire weekend for the sixth year, according to a Department of Conservation and Recreation news release.

"It's amazing to see so many park systems join in the movement to give Americans even more ways to connect with our country's inspiring...

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