On New Year’s Day, state parks in all 50 states will be offering free, guided “First Day Hike” programs. America’s State Parks reported that the hikes provide a means for individuals and families to welcome the coming year in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature.
Last year nearly 55,000 people rang in the New Year, collectively hiking over 133,000 miles throughout the country on the guided hikes. Numerous others hiked state park trails throughout the day.
The guided First Day Hikes are led by knowledgeable state park staff and volunteers.The distance and rigor vary from park to park, but all hikes aim to create a fun experience for the whole family.
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