Start 2016 With A #FirstDayHike In Your State

For many, January 1st is spent recovering from a big night of New Years Eve partying, watching college football, or possibly even getting to the gym to kick off that New Years resolution. But there’s another option for all the adventure seekers and travel lovers out there: take a free hike in your local state park. First Day Hikes has slowly become an annual tradition for many in the United States, with many people choosing to forgo the hangovers to spend the first day of the year outdoors. As you can see from the tweets below, the word is spreading:

“First Day Hikes offer families the opportunity to rejuvenate and reconnect with nature on guided outdoor adventures,” National Association of State Park Directors President Domenic Bravo said in a statement. “There are shorter options for families with young children, to longer treks for adventure seekers. State parks offer stunning views, unique cultural and historical experiences, and wintering wildlife for everyone to enjoy.”

The only downside to these free hikes is that not all of the state parks are participating yet. To help you find all the information about First Day Hikes in your state, here are some handy links: