On New Year’s Day, three area parks will join more than 30 other Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites to offer guided treks to encourage friends and families to connect with nature and each other.
The hikes are among inspiring “First Day Hikes” park rangers across the country are offering Americans to kick off 2022.
Other outings range from a kid-friendly stroll through Mistletoe State Park’s campground, a three-mile hike through Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” and a night hike at Reed Bingham State Park.
Winter hikers will note interesting tree shapes, small streams and rock outcrops that are normally hidden by summer foliage. Many guided hikes are dog-friendly, and visitors are welcome to bring picnics to enjoy before or after their adventure, according to State Parks officials.
Georgia’s State Parks offer cozy cabins, heated yurts, lodge rooms and modern campsites. Fireworks and sparklers are not allowed in state parks, making them a peaceful choice for a quiet holiday to enjoy the fresh air.
For reservations, call 1-800-864-7275 or book online at GeorgiaStateParks.org.