Sunrise views, crisp winter air, and a fresh start to the year - what better way to kick off 2024 than with a hike in the great outdoors?
Join countless others nationwide in this annual tradition, where parks and recreation departments host guided hikes for all levels and abilities. ♀️♂️
Here's why you should join the fun:
- Get some exercise and fresh air: Burn off those holiday treats and clear your head with a rejuvenating walk in nature.
- Embrace new beginnings: Hike into the new year with a sense of purpose and optimism. Hike out with a renewed appreciation for the beauty around you.
- Connect with family and friends: Share the experience with loved ones or meet new hiking buddies.
- Explore new places: Discover hidden gems in your local parks or venture to a new trailhead.
Find a First Day Hike near you:
- Use the America's State Parks website: https://www.stateparks.org/special-programs/first-day-hikes/
- Check your local park district website or social media pages.
- Many outdoor gear stores and hiking clubs also host their own First Day Hikes.
Bonus tip: Dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes, and pack plenty of water and snacks. ☀️
Share your First Day Hike experience using #FirstDayHike and let's inspire each other to embrace the outdoors in the new year!
Here's to a happy, healthy, and adventurous 2024!