Officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are inviting residents to, walk into 2018 where the wild things are by participating in a guided stroll through Texas State Parks as part of the national First Day Hikes initiative.
First Day Hikes at Texas’ state parks and natural areas will help visitors commit to their new year’s resolutions to get healthy and lose weight.
“First Day Hikes are an ideal way for people to begin the New Year with a more active lifestyle, and Texas State Parks are a perfect place to achieve that goal and enjoy nature simultaneously,” said Brent Leisure, director of Texas State Parks.
Here in El Paso, both the Wyler Aerial Tramway and Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site will be hosting the First Day Hikes. But those parks are not alone, as parks statewide will be hosting events both on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
The First Day Hikes events range from brisk strolls on scenic trails, polar plunges, bike rides, short treks with four-legged family members and meditation walks to more strenuous hikes for experienced visitors.