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First Day Hikes

First Day Hikes

First Day Hikes

Enjoy New Year's Day in the Great Outdoors

On January 1, North Carolina State Parks will be hosting First Day Hikes to start the year off right. Many parks will be hosting guided hikes at varying levels, or you can explore your favorite park on your own. We resolve to have a year full of fun, history and nature! 

 



Come out and enjoy the first day of the year at Goose Creek State Park. Start off the new year with a hike along the Pamlico River while looking for waterfowl and other wildlife along the way. Dress for the weather and meet in the last parking lot on the main park road.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Last Parking Lot


Bring in the new year hiking the trails at Lake Phelps. Whether you’re interested in starting a New Year resolution of fitness, nature appreciation or learning about the environment, make hiking at Pettigrew State Park one of your family traditions.  Meet at the park office at 1:00 p.m. to start this program.  Call the park office for more information at 252-797-4475.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office


Start the New Year off with some fresh air! Join us on our First Day Hike. Be one of many hikers participating in First Day Hike in State Parks throughout all 50 states. Meet the ranger at 2:00 pm at the marina trail head parking lot for a 2 mile hike to Sugarloaf Dune. Wear good hiking shoes and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. 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. Call (910) 458-8206 for more information about the hike and to register for the hike.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Meet at the Sugarloaf Trailhead at the Marina