It’s your turn to participate in First Day Hikes
On Jan. 1, 2011, more than 14,000 people nationwide started their New Year by participating in the inaugural First Day Hikes, a program encouraged by the group America’s State Parks.
This year, it’s your turn.
“It’s a way to promote a naturally healthy way of life but also to promote state parks as a year-round recreation option,” said Priscilla Geigis, state parks director in Massachusetts and organizer of the national effort.
Organized events are being hosted in most states, including a moderate, two-mile hike at Vega State Park, where you might find deep snow and definitely winter conditions.
Don’t let that limit you. Find a state park and take off, whether it’s for an hour, the morning or the entire day.
And look on the bright side: There are no bugs.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: First Day Hikes.
WHEN: Jan. 1.
WHERE: Vega State Park has an organized event at 10 a.m. Other self-led hikes are available at other parks.