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:

Q: Do Hellbenders Hustle?

Q: Do Hellbenders Hustle?

Khrista Watson

Corydon, IN - A: I don’t know. But on April 11th over a hundred participants gathered to get their hustle on to benefit hellbender conservation in Indiana. (read more...)

An Evening at the Park

An Evening at the Park

Lance Gideon

NEW CASTLE, INDIANA-One thing that that many people like to do at parks is have a picnic. My wife and I decided recently to order a pizza and make a stop at Summit Lake to eat, and allow our daughter, Rayne, play on the playground near the picnic area. (read more...)

Wildlife Spotting

Wildlife Spotting

Breanna Caldwell

NASHVILLE, INDIANA - Spring time is in full bloom! That means wildflowers and baby animals. We spent a full day and spotted five different species of wildlife including a variety of amphibians, reptiles and mammals. (read more...)