AUGUSTA — Five Maine state parks are taking part in National First Day Hikes.
The annual event, in partnership with the National Association of America’s State Parks, inspired nearly 55,000 people across the country last year to collectively walk more than 133,000 miles on the guided hikes, including snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, on New Year’s Day.
First Day Hikes in Maine will be at Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, Holbrook Island Sanctuary in Brooksville, Lake St. George State Park in Liberty, Lily Bay State Park in Greenville, and Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park in Freeport.
In addition, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park is hosting a number of events on Sundays, including hiking with the ranger, winter in the woods and animal tracking on snow shoes.
Visit www.maine.gov/dacf for more information.