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Take a "FIRST" Hike

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Take a "FIRST" Hike

Start the New Year with some fresh air! Join one of the many "first hikes" in a beautiful North Carolina State Park. Join a park ranger for an informal hike down the Hickory Trail. We will begin at the Park's Visitor Center for a 1.5-mile moderate hike to the river and back to the Visitor Center.  Wear Sturdy shoes and bring water.

Please call the park office to register for this hike or for more information. 336-982-2587.

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
1.5 mile moderate
Date of Event: 
Monday, January 1, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
US Hwy 221 Access Visitor Center

New River State Park

358 New River State Park Road
Laurel SpringsNC 28644
Latitude: 36.467680
Longitude: -81.340350

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