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.
NEW CASTLE, INDIANA-The woods around Indiana are coming back to life and so are the parks throughout the state. My wife and I recently traveled to Summit Lake State Park to walk the park’s trail 2 and to take our daughter to the playground. (read more...)
ANDERSON, INDIANA-Geocaching has become a fun hobby for many to enjoy the great outdoors. Mounds State Park has embraced this hobby by promoting it, and recently posted some coordinates on Facebook so people could easily find the geocaches. (read more...)