Great Smoky Mountains National Park will offer guided hikes on Friday, Nov. 25, also known as “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving, when shoppers hit the malls like swarms of locusts, the Citizen-Times of Asheville, N.C., reported.

The hikes are a way to get people to slow down a bit during the holidays, as well as work off the stuffing and apple pie from the day before.

“The Thanksgiving holiday weekend offers a perfect opportunity for people to build memories with friends and family along a trail,” Smokies Superintendent Cassius Cash said in a statement. “Take some time to enjoy the serenity of these special mountains to recharge on your own or to reconnect with your loved ones.”

 The park has more than 800 miles of trails to explore throughout the year with every season offering its own special rewards. During late fall and winter, the absence of deciduous leaves opens new vistas revealing stone walls, chimneys, and foundations. These reminders of past communities allow hikers to discover a glimpse of history along park trails.

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