Tired of the usual hustle and bustle of your busy city life? Well here’s the solution. Get back in touch with nature while releasing some of your stress during a peaceful hike in one of Virginia’s great state parks.
Thanks to a partnership between Virginia State Parks and The North Face Company, five of Virginia’s northern parks (Leesylvania, Caledon, Lake Anna, Shenandoah River, and Mason Neck) will be featured in a trail guide distributed to customers at participating North Face independent retailers. The exciting new program encourages people living in the greater DC area to get outdoors and enjoy the State Parks.
You can also pick up your trail guide at any of the participating parks. Each of the five parks will have an interpretive sign that will contain a code unique to that park. Visitors will record the code in their trail guide, return it to any participating retail store, and receive a free North Face stainless steel water bottle. In addition to the trail guide, customers who make a $50 North Face purchase will also receive an entrance pass good at any Virginia State Park. Trail guides and passes will be distributed from September 1 – October 31, 2010 at participating retail stores and featured State Parks. The entrance pass will be good until December 31, 2010. There are a limited number of passes and water bottles, so be sure to get yours before they are all gone!
In addition to their support, The North Face Company will also donate $1 toward trail preservation in Virginia State Parks for every person who signs up for the North Face Planet Explore of The North Face Trailhead Application during September and October 2010, up to $2000 per state. To learn more about this program and to get a list of participating retailers log onto www.exploreyourparks.com
The North Face, named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain, has helped explorers reach the most unfathomable heights of the Himalayas. Working to inspire the next generation of explorers and conservationists by helping them discover nature’s playground, the company is partnering with Maryland and Virginia State Parks for the inaugural Explore Your Parks (EYP) program.
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