4. First Day Hike

Van Cortlandt Park trails
Van Cortlandt Trail

Start the new year off with a refreshing stroll in one of New York City’s beautiful parks on a First Day Hike! 2023 marks the 12th anniversary of First Day Hikes in New York City, when residents are encouraged to go out and explore their local green spaces.

This year, more than 100 state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, canal trails, and public lands will participate in the family-friendly hikes. The hikes range from 1 to 5 miles. Find a hike near you on the NYC Parks website!