Black Friday is notorious for crazy shoppers, packed malls, and great deals. New York State revealed it's own Black Friday celebration.

In a press release on Friday, Nov. 24, Governor Cuomo announced free admission to all state parks. Most state parks do not charge entrance fees this time of year, but some still do, including a few in the Hudson Valley. The Walkway Over the Hudson in Dutchess and Ulster County, Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Westchester County, and the Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster County all charge admission.

Cuomo said in the press release "On Black Friday this year I urge New Yorkers to get outside and to take advantage of the world-class parks in every corner of this state. By offering free admission, we encourage families, nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike to enjoy the unparalleled natural beauty right in their backyards." 

There is a full list of Hudson Valley State Parks here. Some parks have events happening on Black Friday, and that weekend.

Will you go to a state park on Black Friday?