Start the New Year with a hike at Gorges Park

Gorges State Park is sponsoring a free, guided hike on New Year’s Day. This is a part of First Day Hikes, a national initiative that offers a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with friends and family.  

“First Day Hikes are a great way to cure cabin fever and burn off those extra holiday calories by starting off the New Year with an invigorating walk or hike in one of our beautiful state parks,” said Lewis Ledford, N.C. State Parks director.  

The 1.5-mile hike will take place Jan. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., departing from the Grassy Ridge Trail Head in Sapphire. You’ll need a light lunch or snack.

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