First Day Hikes

first day hikes

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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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01/01/20

First Day Hike

Whitewater State Park

01/01/20

First Day Hike

Minneopa State Park

01/01/20

First Day Hike: A Winter Exploration

Gooseberry Falls State Park

01/01/20

First Day Snowshoe Hike

Wild River State Park

01/01/20

First Day Hike

Lake Bemidji State Park

01/01/20

First Day Hike: Snowshoeing for Beginners

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

01/01/20

First Day Hike Bird Count

Afton State Park

01/01/20

First Day Hike

Tettegouche State Park

01/01/20

First Day Hike: A Backcountry Exploration

Itasca State Park

01/01/20

First Day Snowshoe

Jay Cooke State Park

01/01/20

First Day Family Hike

Blue Mounds 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!