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Georgias state parks mark new year with Jan. 1 hikes
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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