Find A Park


Browse With Map

First Day Hikes of 2013 a Success

by America's State Parks

Antelope Island State Park - Credit: Mark Gerberding

 

Over 22,000 people across the nation greeted the New Year by getting “naturally healthy” hiking in a state park on New Year’s Day. For the second straight year, all 50 states hosted America’s State Parks First Day Hikes, offering 721 hikes across the country.

As a nation, 22,022 First Day Hikers logged a total of 43,911 miles on January 1, 2013 in hikes that ranged from 1 mile to 9 miles round-trip.

The annual event, sponsored by the 50 state park systems throughout the nation, highlights our state parks as providing year round recreation and promoting healthy lifestyles.

View the National Press Release.

 

Published: 01/04/2013

 


Recent Articles:

A Kayaking Trip to Summit Lake State Park

A Kayaking Trip to Summit Lake State Park

Lance Gideon

NEW CASTLE, INDIANA-Summit Lake State Park is known for many things; one of those things is that the lake is known as a wonderful place to place a kayak or canoe because the lake is an idle speed only lake, making it safe for all to enjoy. (read more...)

A Rare Sight at Turkey Run State Park

A Rare Sight at Turkey Run State Park

Garrett Pell

MARSHALL, INDIANA - In the middle of my hike, I am caught off guard by the presence of a rare animal. (read more...)

8th Annual Gathering in the Gap Music Festival at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park

8th Annual Gathering in the Gap Music Festival at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park

Elizabeth Stapleton

The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park hosted its 8th Annual Gathering in the Gap Festival on May 17th with Rodney Crowell, the Black Lilies, and Dave Eggar and Deoro as the headliners. (read more...)