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First Day hike at Dunes State Park on Monday

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It’s “game on” for the First Day event on Monday, Jan. 1, at Indiana Dunes State Park, despite the frigid weather.

But there will be an adjustment: Dunes State Park is still holding the 3-Dune Challenge Hike but will also offer a shorter hike at the same time.

“We encourage people to wear layers, cover hands, heads and cheeks, and join us for a ‘brisk’ walk,” said Ginger Murphy, deputy director for the Division of State Parks. “Some properties are changing the lengths of their hikes to shorten the time exposed to the cold, but people can certainly continue to hike longer on their own if they choose.”

First Day Hikes originated more than 20 years ago at the Blue Hills Reservation, a state park in Milton, Mass. The program was launched to foster healthy lifestyles and promote year-round recreation at state parks.


Posted 12/29/2017




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