Spring is not far away. Daffodils are out of the ground, osprey have returned to their nesting sites, and many people are ready to make good on their resolutions to go out and hike in the great outdoors. Manufacturers, and retailers have a variety of clothing and equipment for the adventuring souls.
Don't rush off to buy the most expensive gear you may see in magazines and websites. Most trails at our Virginia State Parks are made for beginner and intermediate hikers. Except for a few trails in the mountains, almost all of them are rated easy to moderate. Therefore, no one needs to break the bank to spend a few hours outdoors. Be sure to check out our Virginia Outdoors website for specific trail details before you set out.
Check local weather reports and carry rain gear if needed. Your pants should be comfortable and shoes should give you proper support.