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Sweat not shop: Michigan waiving park fee for Black Friday

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Here's a Black Friday deal that won't cost a dime: free entry to Michigan state parks if you don't have the annual recreation passport.

The state is waiving fees Friday at 103 state parks and recreation areas and 138 rustic campgrounds.

Parks chief Ron Olson says a hike "is the perfect way to burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories."

The Department of Natural Resources is joining a national effort to get people outside on the day after the holiday. It was started last year by outdoor recreation retailer REI.

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