Plan a First Day Hike at Minnesota State Parks on New Year’s Day.
Next Friday will be time to change the calendar, look forward to 2021 and hope for the best. We all know this past year gave us some curve balls so let’s look ahead with optimism. If you want to start off the year on the right “foot,” then a First Day Hike at a Minnesota state park is perfect!
Whitewater State Park was offering a special event however that is now cancelled, but you can always head to any of the state parks and do some hiking.
Bring your snowshoes or just lace up those hiking boots and see if you can find a trail. The recent snow might have some of you more than excited for the cross country skiing as well. However you enjoy the parks, enjoying nature is the thing to do!
All First Day Hikes are free, but you will need a vehicle permit to enter the park ($7 per day or $35 for the year).
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.
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Kristi is married with twin daughters. She grew up on a small dairy farm, but now lives in the south metro area. She enjoys finding free or thrifty things to do whether they are outings close to home or last minute adventures to far-away places.
Kristi can also be found enjoying estate sales, attempting to garden, volunteering in the wetlands or a favorite thrift store, or maybe just enjoying a good play in one of the many theatre venues in the area.
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