Get outside for First Day Hikes
State parks across the Potomac River watershed are open the first day of the year to celebrate the annual tradition of a First Day Hike. Many parks offer ranger-led hikes and even special stickers to celebrate the occasion. The fun events provide an alternative way to ring in the new year.
First Day Hikes encourage people to start the year off right by getting outside, getting exercise, and experiencing the natural world.
Explore ICPRB’s Wandering the Watershed map for some hiking spots or check out the state park websites for events: