Celebrate the New Year With a ‘First Day Hike’ Adventure at Pennsylvania State Parks on January 1, 2022.

First day hikes provide families with opportunity to begin the year with a rejuvenating and good connection outdoors via a healthy hike.

State parks staff and volunteers lead the hikes, which are usually about one or two miles, but can be longer depending on the park and its terrain.

The following Pennsylvania state park facilities are participating during daylight hours on January 1, 2022:

  • Beltzville
  • Black Moshannon
  • Caledonia
  • Canoe Creek
  • Codorus
  • Cook Forest
  • Cowans Gap
  • Delaware Canal
  • French Creek
  • Gifford Pinchot
  • Hills Creek
  • Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
  • Kings Gap Environmental Education Center
  • Kinzua Bridge
  • Lackawanna
  • Laurel Hill
  • Laurel Ridge
  • Little Buffalo
  • Lyman Run
  • Maurice K. Goddard
  • Moraine
  • Nescopeck
  • Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
  • Ohiopyle
  • Parker Dam
  • Pine Grove Furnace
  • Point
  • Presque Isle
  • Prince Gallitzin
  • Pymatuning
  • Raccoon Creek
  • RB Winter
  • Ridley Creek
  • Shawnee
  • Sinnemahoning
  • Trough Creek

Additional details and a listing of events can be found at the DCNR events website.



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