Start Your Year Off On The Right Foot With These First Day Hikes Throughout Missouri

A new year means time for new experiences and new memories! Why not start the year off with a hike through some of Missouri’s most beautiful state parks. The Missouri State Parks system manages over 90 sites and offers Missourians over 1,000 miles of trails to explore. So, it’s likely that there are many parks that you and your family have yet to explore. Enter 2018 on the right foot and take a first day hike guided by an experienced ranger at a Missouri State Park.

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For a list of all the hikes available on new year’s day visit the Missouri State Park events page here. Would you be interested in starting the year with a hike in one of Missouri’s beautiful state parks? Tell us which park you’re interested in exploring in the comments below.