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-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...)
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...)