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First ‘Day Hike’ events coming to Montana State Parks

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HELENA – Montana State Parks ( invites the public to welcome in the New Year with “First Day Hikes” at Montana State Parks on Jan. 1, 2018. 

Start your New Year off on the right foot with a First Day Hike at your local state park. Montana State Parks will offer First Day Hikes at five locations in the state. Explore history, view winter landscapes and wildlife, and be rejuvenated. These 1 to 3-mile, easy to moderate hikes, are perfect for individuals and families to welcome the coming year exercising in the outdoors and connecting with nature.

Last year nearly 55,000 people, from all 50 states, rang in the New Year, collectively hiking over 133,000 miles throughout the country on guided hikes.  

Montana First Day Hike events in our area:

All hikers should dress appropriately for the weather, bring a water bottle, and wear sturdy boots. Foot traction devices (e.g. YakTrax) are recommended.

—  Bigfork’s Flathead Lake State Park at Wayfarers - 8600 Highway 35 - On Jan. 1, 2018, at 10 a.m. join a Park Ranger to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature, and welcome the New Year with friends and family. This moderate 1 to 2-mile guided hike will explore some of the seasonal changes in the landscape at the park. A water bottle, sturdy hiking boots, and weather appropriate clothes are suggested. Leashed dogs welcome. For more information, call 406-837-3041. 

“Day Hikes” are also happening in Kalispell, Glendive, Helena, Lolo, and Three Forks. 

For more information about First Day Hikes visit: 


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