Colorado Parks and Wildlife will partner with Great Outdoors Colorado again this year to offer free access to all 41 Colorado state parks on Fresh Air Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife encourages Colorado residents to take some time this Thanksgiving weekend to explore the outdoors and make new memories with the people you love. Turn Black Friday into a blue skies Friday, a green trees Friday, a white snow Friday, a Fresh Air Friday.

Every outdoor activity is the right way to celebrate Fresh Air Friday, whether exploring a state park, skiing in the high country or playing a game of freeze tag in the backyard.

Studies show that spending time outdoors - no matter the activity - can improve one’s ability to focus, decrease fatigue and even help improve short-term memory. So whatever activity you choose, get out and give thanks. Snap and share your outdoor adventures with CPW using the hashtag #FreshAirFriday​ on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.