10. Take a First Day Hike

Photo by Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Head out to a New York State Park for a First Day Hike. In New York City, the education team at Shirley Chisholm Park will lead their 2nd Annual First Day Hike. Guests will go on a 4.5-mile hike through both sides of the park to explore Jamaica Bay. Call (718) 277-2420 ext. 5003 to register beforehand. State Parks all over New York will host guided and self-guided First Day Hikes throughout New Year’s Day. Check out the New York State Parks website for an interactive map of all First Day Hike locations to find a participating park nearby, or one to travel from for a New Year’s day adventure!

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