First Day Hikes

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Start your year off right with a First Day Hike!

Join a Minnesota state park naturalist for a one-and-a-half to three-hour guided hike through a park. You'll burn off some of those holiday calories, cure cabin fever, and enjoy the winter landscape and wildlife.

First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative led by America's State Parks to get people outdoors, with over 400 hikes scheduled this year in all 50 states. Kids and adults all across America will be participating in First Day Hikes, getting their hearts pumping and enjoying the beauty of a state park.

Minnesota's hikes this year will be in Minneopa, Afton, Jay Cooke, and Lake Carlos state parks, or if you're in the metro area, you can also find a hike on the Gateway State Trail. Come join the fun!


Events

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01/01/14

Minneopa State Park

First Day Hike

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Jay Cooke State Park

First Day Snowshoe Hike

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Lake Carlos State Park

First Day Hike

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Afton State Park

First Day Hike

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Gateway Trail

First Day Hike - Gateway State Trail

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All First Day Hikes are free, but you will need a vehicle permit to enter the park. ($5 per day or $25 for the year.)

More winter fun

Can't make it on New Year's Day? There are loads of other opportunities to play outside this season. Check out our winter activities guide page for lots more ideas and events, or the events calendar. We'll see you out there!