Here’s a great way to start off the new year. Start 2023 off of the right foot…and then the left. Go on a hike! The Massachusetts First Day Hikes program first started in 1992 and went nationwide in 2012. The hugely popular event is free and offers guided hiking throughout the state.
This year, the DCR (Department of Conservation and Recreation) will offer First Day Hikes at 10 locations in Massachusetts. The DCR manages over 150 state parks. You can chose from locations north, central, south and west in the state. So, grab your hiking shoes and a bottle of water, and get ready to make strides to a happy, healthy new year.