On January 1, start 2017 with with a guided outdoor exploration at a South Dakota state park. The sixth annual First Day Hike encourages everyone to celebrate the New Year and our state's natural beauty.

“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 South Dakota state park director Katie Ceroll.

The sponsored hikes range from less than one mile journeys to longer, more intense workouts, depending on the terrain. South Dakota is offering eight hikes across the state.

First Day Hikes Near Sioux Falls

First Day Hikes in the Black Hills:

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