All across the country, park rangers are inviting Americans to start the new year with a hike.
In Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites, dozens of guided treks will allow friends and families to connect with nature and each other. It is part of a nationwide initiative from America’s State Parks to get people outdoors, with hundreds of hikes scheduled in all 50 states.
Georgia State Park officials say winter is a scenic time to enjoy trails because the open canopy means hikers can see farther through the woods. Ranger-led hikes on New Year’s Day are listed on GeorgiaStateParks.org/events.