Hike It Off With Friends And Family Jan. 1

Hike It Off With Friends And Family Jan. 1

PRATT – You don’t have to feel guilty about the sweets and treats you indulged in over the holidays, because staff at Kansas State Parks have a fun way for you to get “back on track” with the New Year.

A total of 18 “First Day Hikes” will be hosted around the state Jan. 1 at select Kansas state parks where park staff will be excited and ready to make your start to the New Year a fun and healthy one!

First Day Hike events, most of which are led by a guide, will take you on a scenic route through some of the most wild and unique landscapes the state has to offer. Select hikes may also include educational programs and refreshments, so bring the kids for family fun.

Hikers should wear warm clothing and good trail footwear and bring water, a camera and binoculars. Pets are welcome, but must be leashed at all times. Don’t forget your favorite animal identification guides, too, as you’re sure to spot a neat bird or other wildlife.

To find details on a First Day Hike near you, visit ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Special-Events/First-Day-Hikes

After you’ve finished your trek, be sure to share your photos with staff and fellow hikers by using the hashtags #FirstDayHikes and #MyKSStatePark.

A state park daily vehicle permit ($5.00) is required to enter select parks.