First Day Hikes

first day hikes

Sunday, January 1, 2023

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.

Events Calendar

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01/01/23First Day HikeMinneopa State Park
01/01/23First Day Hike - Candlelight Forestville Mystery Cave State Park
01/01/23First Day HikeTettegouche State Park
01/01/23First Day Hike: Snowshoeing Under the PinesLake Bemidji State Park
01/01/23First Day Hike - Winter Mindfulness WalkWhitewater State Park
01/01/23First Day HikeSibley State Park
01/01/23Hike, Snowshoe, and Ski on the First Day at Frontenac State ParkFrontenac State Park
01/01/23First Day Hike: Snowshoeing for Beginners Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
01/01/23First Day Hike on SnowshoesWild River State Park
01/01/23First Day HikeBlue Mounds State Park
01/01/23First Day HikeFort Snelling State Park

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.)

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 for lots more ideas and events, or the events calendar. We'll see you out there!