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First-Day Hikes Attract Thousands

January 5th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Over 4,000 people hiked almost 11,000 miles during First Day Hikes in 40 different Maryland state parks on New Year’s weekend, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.  Between Dec. 31, and Jan. 1, park rangers led 47 scheduled hikes and other programs with additional self-guided opportunities available on state public lands across Maryland. In true Maryland fashion, the weather across the state was highly variable – some parts of the state enjoyed a sunny New Year’s Day morning, while other parts of the state rang in the New Year with snow on the ground.