Usher in 2020 with a First Day Hike


Staff Reports

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources encourages everyone to begin the year in a healthy way with a Jan. 1 First Day Hike. First Day Hikes provide a chance to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and connect with friends. The guided hikes are organized by Indiana State Parks in cooperation with America’s State Parks ( and Hikes will take place in all 50 states.

First Day Hikes originated more than 20 years ago at Blue Hills Reservation, a state park in Milton, Massachusetts. The program was launched to foster healthy lifestyles and promote year-round recreation at state parks. For a complete listing of Indiana State Park First Day hikes and events, visit