Keep on Learning During Winter Break #4

First Day Hike at Virginia High Bridge Trail State Park


Today make a plan to participate in a First Day Hike on January 1st. Parks are a great way to kick off the New Year and many parks host guided First Day hikes or you can head out on your own. Virginia State Parks has a First Day Hike New Year Challenge. Here is how you can join in the fun:

1st Day Hike New Year Challenge

It’s easy to enter the Virginia State Parks First Day Hike Challenge:

  • Make a resolution to participate in the Virginia State Parks First Day Hike January 1.
  • Pick your park.
  • Sign up below. You must sign up before midnight, Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Come out to the park on Jan. 1, 2019, and participate in a guided or self-guided hike (walk, stroll, bike, horseback ride, wildlife viewing).
  • Log in Jan. 1, 2019 to record your participation. You will need to enter your first name, last name, same email address and zip code used below to record your participation. Record your participation by 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 1, 2019 to qualify for the drawing.
  • Winners will be selected randomly for the following prizes: Grand Prize $500 gift certificate; First Place $250 gift certificate; Second Place $100 gift certificate; Third Place winners (multiple) will win $66 gift certificates. Gift certificates may be used for overnight stays, picnic shelter rentals or annual passes.