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.
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.