I hate going to my local YMCA in January. Why? Because the place is packed thanks to all the folks who decided to exercise more as part of their New Year's resolution. If you have that item on YOUR list for 2012 or have already embraced a healthy lifestyle, I have the prefect activity for you on January 1. Find your nearest First Day Hike!
All of our state parks are participating with either a staff or volunteer led hike or a self-guided hike. Some parks are even offering both!
This is a great start for the New Year for the entire family! Virginia State Parks are great destinations for hiking and other physical activities that are part of a healthy lifestyle.
As a further incentive, we are sponsoring a contest for those who participate. You can enter by checking in using @VAStateParks and use the hash tag #VSP1stDayHike on Twitter. If you are not on any social media sites, email us the photo at [email protected]. Just be sure that your check-in, post, tweet, upload or email is before 5 p.m. on January 1, 2012 to count for the contest.
Click here for the national press release on First Day Hikes.
Click here for a drop down list to find details on the events at each of our parks.
Did you know our clicking here and selecting the park of interest.