First Day Hikes

first day hikes

Monday, January 1, 2018

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

01/01/18

Itasca State Park

First Day Hike: A Backcountry Exploration

01/01/18

Minneopa State Park

First Day Hike

01/01/18

Tettegouche State Park

First Day Hike

01/01/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

First Day Hike: Snowshoeing for Beginners

01/01/18

Sakatah Lake State Park

First Day Hike

01/01/18

Whitewater State Park

First Day Hike

01/01/18

Lake Carlos State Park

CANCELLED- First Day Hike: Full Moon Walk

01/01/18

Jay Cooke State Park

First Day Snowshoe Hike - CANCELED

01/01/18

Jay Cooke State Park

CANCELED - First Day, First Full Moon Hike

01/01/18

Lake Bemidji State Park

CANCELED: First Day Snowshoe

01/01/18

Afton State Park

CANCELLED:First Day, First Full Moon Hike

01/01/18

Blue Mounds State Park

CANCELLED: First Day Family Hike

01/01/18

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

FULL: First Day Hike Scenic Cave Tours

01/01/18

Wild River State Park

First Day Hike/Snowshoe


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!