New Hampshire's First Day Hikes 2018 First Day Hikes offers individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a free organized hike on January 1, 2018. Looking for an invigorating opportunity to get outside and celebrate New Year's with your family and friends? Come join New Hampshire State parks and our partners with a rejuvenating family-friendly hike on New Year’s Day. Participants of First Day Hikes can explore historic sites, state parks and even enjoy pet friendly hikes with their four footed friends either on their own or discover and experience nature with a guided hike lead by park staff and out partner volunteers. Here are a few helpful tips to make your day enjoyable: Please remember to check the weather prior to the event. All hikes will be rain, snow, or shine. Dress in layers appropriate for the winter weather and wear appropriate footwear. For more information regarding recommended clothing and gear, please visit Hike Safe. Traction devices such as micro spikes or yaktrax are highly recommended (trails may be icy). Be sure to pack water and a snack for during the hike. The Park will provide a warm drink and healthy snack at the completion of the hike. Any questions please call (603)271-3556 or email NHFDH@DNCR.NH.GOV See you on New Year’s Day!