On the 1st of January the Virginia State Parks host an annual 1st of the year hike. This was my second year participating. I choose a different park this year because it's nice to switch it up and with 37 parks within the state it's nice to see the variety. This year I went to First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach.
This year despite the extremely low temperatures I made it a couple miles before I had to turn around not for a lack of trying but water flooded the trail. Three times actually but the first one I could walk around the second I jumped over and splashed with only one foot but, the last spot was too deep and wide.
The hikes are offered at the parks at different times providing you the opportunity to have a guide. The hikes offered are an hour hike or a few miles. Or of course you can choice to make your own adventure for however long you would like.
On this particular day there is not an admittance fee. People should take advantage of this and check out the parks and trails. It's a great day for an introduction.
Have you gotten out for a hike or stroll for leisure yet? What do you enjoy most in nature?