Celebrate the New Year With A First Day Hike!
Get the new year started off on the right foot with a First Day Hike! Originally begun by State Parks, First Day Hikes have become a popular way to enjoy the very first day of the new year. While you don't have to bring your family to a state park, many offer free admission to make it even easier for you to enjoy these wonderful places. Click Here to find out which state parks are participating this year. Celebrating in nature is a great way to slow down time for a little while, to separate ourselves from the technology that seems to be everywhere, to take advantage of the opportunity for introspection and physical exercise, and have lots of fun together. Make sure you dress for the weather and pick a trail or route that won't be too much for anyone in the family. If you want to take your four-legged friend along, double check that the park allows pets. If your favorite spot isn't listed below please send us an email. Want to read some excellent tips for hiking with kids written by a 9 year old? Click Here.