Ring in the new year with winter hikes at New York parks

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Published on December 31, 2018 -

Ring in the new year with winter hikes at New York parks

New York parks and environmental conservation staff are leading hikes on public lands to kick off the new year.

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Ring in the new year with winter hikes at New York parks

Hike of 2019!

You can join one of more than 75 sponsored hikes around the state at parks and historic sights.

The guided hikes are being hosted by new york state parks and the state department of environmental conservation as part of the 8th annual first day hikes program.

Here'sa closer look.

Staff from state parks and dec, along with volunteers at many sites, will lead these family- friendly walks and hikes, which range from one to five miles depending on the location and conditions.

The entries for 2019 include one here in our own back yard -- at delta lake state park.

Other new entries are alonglake ontario, lake champlain, trails at overlook mountain in woodstock.

If weather conditions permit, some first day hikes may include snowshoeing or cross- country skiing.

The map below includes the full event locations and details.

Many of the hikes are also featured in our first day hikes event list.

If you attend and take pics-- use the hashtag #nystateparks.

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