All across the country, park rangers are inviting Americans to start the New Year with an energizing First Day Hike.
In Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites, dozens of guided treks will encourage friends and families to connect with nature and each other. First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative from America’s State Parks to get people outdoors, with hundreds of hikes scheduled in all 50 states.
According to Georgia State Park officials, winter is a particularly scenic time for enjoying trails because the open canopy means hikers can see farther through the woods. Ranger-led hikes on New Year’s Day are listed on GeorgiaStateParks.org/Events. For guests who want to celebrate a peaceful New Year’s Eve in nature, Georgia’s State Parks offer cozy cabins, heated yurts, lodge rooms and modern campsites. For reservations, call 1-800-864-7275 or book online at GeorgiaStateParks.org/Reservations.