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First Day Hike

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Date(s) - 01/01/2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center


Welcome 2021 with an Indiana State Park tradition – a First Day Hike on Jan. 1 – a healthy way to start the new year. In response to the need to practice social distancing and keep group sizes to those within your personal “bubble”, this year, you get to be the tour guide.
Visit the Indiana Dunes State Park, then stop by the Nature Center to pick up a free Indiana First Day Hike sticker. Wear your sticker proudly and be ready to say Happy New Year to your fellow hikers on the trail.
Choose your favorite trail and look for a “resolution sign” at the trailhead. These signs will propose different new year’s resolutions you might consider. Snap a photo of yourself with the sign, then go on your First Day Hike. 
Wishing you a great New Years Day at Indiana State Parks – where memories are made naturally!

Share your photo on the Indiana State Parks Facebook page at

and use either #FirstDayHikeIN, #FindYourResolution, or #IHikedTheFirstDay to help us find your images for prize drawings that will include park passes, inn and camping gift cards, and more.