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First Day Hikes

Celebrate the New Year outdoors with friends and family!

Thank you to all that attended First Day Hikes 2019! What better way to kick off the New Year than by getting a jump start torching off those holiday calories in the great outdoors. There were over 500 participants this year! Check out some of the photos from our 2019 Flickr album (link leaves DEC website).

First Day Hike at Mt. Loretto Unique Area
Photo Credits: Harold Hellman


We also have a listing of Great Winter hikes on our website, to showcase some other great spots to try on your own.

Watch a video about winter hiking safety tips and check out these other clips on DEC's YouTube Channel.