Here’s a perfect family activity to celebrate the New Year: a free guided hike at your local State Park. All 50 state park systems will sponsor guided First Day Hike Programs on New Year's Day 2013. America's State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on January 1, 2013. First Day Hikes offer a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with friends and family. Currently there are 657 First Day Hikes. Times and hikes vary depending on location. Find your nearest park here to get more info about hike time, difficulty/duration, what to bring, etc.

Take a Hike: Free Guided Hikes at State Parks January First!