Kick off the new year & enjoy some outdoor fun with #FirstDayHikes on Hunting Island
More than 40 ranger-led hikes are scheduled for New Years day across the South Carolina including Hunting Island State Park!
The hikes are scheduled across the state, with most parks offering half-mile to 3-mile guided adventures for all ages and skill levels.
“Whether you’re an Ultimate Outsider with all 47 state parks under your belt, or if you’ve never set foot in a state park, plan to spend more time enjoying fresh air, open skies and some of the most beautiful landscapes in South Carolina in 2022,” said state parks director, Paul McCormack. “South Carolina State Parks offer an adventure for everyone. After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a First Day Hike is a chance to unplug, de-stress, recharge, and maybe even learn something new while enjoying the natural beauty of the Palmetto State.”
Guided First Day Hikes are included with park admission and are a New Year’s Day tradition in state parks all over the country. All participating hikers will receive an official First Day Hike sticker.
First Day Hikes will also jumpstart a new initiative in South Carolina State Parks. Beginning January 1, use #StepsInSCStateParks to share your walking, hiking or other active adventures any time you’re visiting a park. The year-long promotion aims to encourage more visitors to get moving in South Carolina State Parks.
FIRST DAY HIKE – NATURE CENTER SCENIC TRAIL AT HUNTING ISLAND STATE PARK
Start the year off on the right foot at Hunting Island’s First Day Hike! Meet at the Pier Nature Center to join this ranger-guided hike before we head off to the lagoon. It’s an easy 1.5 mile hike.
January 1, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Pier Nature Center and Nature Center Scenic Trail
WHAT TO BRING
Water and dress for the weather
Park admission applies
If you want to start your new year off with a splash and support a good cause, participate in the Pelican Plunge at Hunting Island . Pre-registration is required.
For more information and a full list of participating parks please visit the SC State Parks website at https://www.scprt.com/articles/start-2022-off-on-the-right-foot-hike-in-sc-state-parks-on-jan-1