February 23, 2018
Aroostook Latest News | Poll Questions | Opioid Epidemic | Joyce McLain | Tourney Time 2018

Maine hopes to get families hiking on New Year’s

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — Many people will spend New Year’s Day watching football games and eating, but Maine conservation officials are encouraging residents to take a hike to ring in the new year.

The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands is offering four guided “First Day Hikes” on Jan. 1, joining a nationwide initiative among all 50 states to get families outdoors for the holiday. This is the first time all U.S. state park systems have joined together to sponsor the event.

In Maine, guided hikes are being offered at Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle, Cobscook Bay State Park in Edmunds Township, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park in Freeport, and Popham Beach State Park in Phippsburg.

More information is available on the agency’s website, parksandlands.com.

Have feedback? Want to know more? Send us ideas for follow-up stories.

You may also like