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.
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