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State Parks Offering Free After-Thanksgiving Hikes

Wanting to burn off some of those Thanksgiving Day calories?

Tennessee’s state parks will offer free hikes the day after the food-filled holiday.

In the Cookeville area, residents can join Park Ranger Hannah Morgan on the River Trail at Burgess Falls State Natural Area. In addition, Fall Creek Falls State Park will host a two-mile hike to see the waterfall on Friday. Both of those hikes begin at 9 a.m.

Officials said all 56 state parks will offer hikes in easy terrain or more rugged areas. The after-Thanksgiving hikes part of a series of free hikes offered by the state.

Parks officials say more than 6,500 people have taken a free hike this year in Tennessee. That’s about double the number of participants from all of 2018.

For more information on all the after Thanksgiving hikes being offered statewide, visit