2022 First Day Hikes



Join NYS DEC for a First Day Hike

2022 First Day Hikes

Looking forward to a fresh start in 2022? Why not plan for something fun on New Year's Day! 

Celebrate the new year in the outdoors with a First Day Hike at one of the many events across the state and nation.

Photo provided by NYS Department of Conservation

DEC and State Parks invite New Yorkers to kick off 2022 by participating in one of the many hikes being held at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, trails, and public lands across the Empire State.

The event options for hikes range from self-guided treks to staff - or volunteer-led hikes, with some locations offering multiple options allowing people the time and space to social distance while still enjoying nature's winter wonders. The walks and hikes are family-friendly and typically range from one to five miles depending on the location and conditions.

There are seven hikes in our area. Click here to get registration info for each hike. 

For more information on hikes in the Hudson Valley/Catskills visit the First Day Hikes webpage. 




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