To start off the New Year, 49 state parks are hosting First Day Hikes on Jan. 1, 2020. The outdoor hikes launch the Iowa state park centennial in 2020.

The one-mile hikes will be held at Stephens State Forest, 1 p.m. at Lucas Unit Primitive Campground, 47402 137th Trail, Honey Creek State Park at Lake Rathbun 10 a.m. and at Honey Creek Resort, 10 a.m. at the Nature Center.

“We are excited for this opportunity for park visitors to help us celebrate the centennial by getting outdoors with friends and family,” said Todd Coffelt, Parks, Forests and Preserves bureau chief at the DNR. “These hikes are for everyone, even those who have never visited a state park or been on winter hikes. ”

Read the December 26, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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