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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

 


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