Day hikesare a great way to begin an outdoor lifestyle. There is always something new to see from birds, critters, or a wildflower that had gone unnoticed.
Five to ten mile loop or in and out trails are adventure opportunities for those who prefer sleeping in comfy cabins and may lead others into the world of overnight backpacking. In day use parks, such hikes allow guest to see things that most guest don't.
Be prepared with water, bug spray and sunscreen
Unlike overnight backpacking, day hikes don't require much equipment. But such short journeys ought not be taken too lightly. There are safety precautions to keep in mind, reasons to stayonlegitimate trails andthings to keep in mind to make one's firsttrips enjoyable. Especially in the summer when water, sunscreen, and insect repellant are necessities.
Come on out and learn the day hike!
York River State Park will hold a Wild Workshop, Day Hiking for Beginners on Saturday July 16th from 9 a.m. to Noon. We will discuss equipment and safety issues. We will also hike the Majestic Oak and North Fork Trails and enjoy the variety of terrainfrom the upland hardwoods to the tidal marsh. Cost for this workshop and guided hike is $15 for ages 13 and older, $5 for 12 and younger. Please call (757) 566-3036 for reservations.
York River State Park, 5526 Riverview Road, Williamsburg, Va. 23188-6732; phone: (757) 566-3036; email:yorkriver.
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