Virginia State Parks are participating.
A perfect holiday tradition for the whole family, a First Day Hike will help make a commitment to a healthier lifestyle while appreciating the beauty of nature.
Choose from guided hikes led by rangers, volunteers or Master Naturalists or choose your own trail with a hike that meets your desired difficulty and length. For a complete list of First Day Hike opportunities in our Virginia State Parks, Virginia Outdoors site so you can check out the trail ahead of time or use the information and maps to plan your adventure.
Last year 3,708 people hiked 5,583 miles as part of Virginia State Parks 2012 First Day Hikes. Nationally 14,000 people hiked over 30,000 miles in state parks across the country.
First Day Hikers at High Bridge Trail State Park pose on 1/1/12
We are offering a photography contest for hike participants through social media sites. READ HEREfor the details. We will be offering a week cabin stay for every two hundred entries on the contest and winners will be selected by votes on Facebook. So the more entries the more cabin stay giveaways, this is one contest you won't want to miss!