State parks inviting residents to enjoy guided First Day Hikes on New Years Day

Tennessee State Parks invite all Tennesseans to enjoy guided First Day Hikes at parks across the state to ring in the New Year.

The hikes are designed for all ages and abilities. They are an opportunity to begin a New Year’s resolution for good health, continue an ongoing commitment to hiking, or simply enjoy the beauty of nature in the state parks.

On January 1, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, David Crockett Birthplace State Park will have “Hoarfrost on Limestone Creek,” a two-mile hike.

Hikers are urged to prepare for the weather, have sturdy footwear, and bring water and snacks.

The First Day Hikes begin the parks’ annual Signature Hikes series throughout the year, featuring such events as the Spring Hike and National Trails Day Hike. The First Day Hikes are part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states.