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.
ANDREWS, INDIANA-As we all know, the American Bald Eagle has been listed on the Endangered Species list for many decades. But, thanks to a reintroduction program in many states, including Indiana, the Bald Eagles population has grown in the country. (read more...)
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - On a Saturday in early February, Prophetstown State Park offered a program covering bats. Besides a short talk about bats in general, those in attendance were also given the task of constructing their own single-chamber bat houses. (read more...)