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New Years Day Hikes In Virginia State Parks!

First Day Hikes in Virginia State Parks

Start 2022 off with some ACTIVE outdoor fun in the local Virginia State Parks! First Landing and False Cape (as well as many other VSP locations) will hold their annual First Day events on January 1, 2022. Admission and parking in Virginia State Parks is FREE on January 1st!


First Day Hike at First Landing State Park (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022, three different time slots (10am, 12pm, 2pm)
Location: First Landing State Park, 2500 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach Virginia 23451
Description: Celebrate the New Year with Virginia State Parks! Hit the trails at the park with Park Rangers for a guided hike experience that is sure to start your year off on the right foot.  We will meander through the maritime forest and delve deep into what makes First Landing so special.
Cost: January 1st is a fee free day.

First Day Hike – Hidden History – at False Cape State Park (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022 from 1-4pm
Location: False Cape State Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Description: Start the New Year with a special winter hike and get a “behind the scenes” look at False Cape State Park! This program includes an open-air tram ride through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and into False Cape, where participants will get to see features of the park that are not located on the trails and not normally accessible to visitors. Expect to walk about 1.5 miles, partly over soft sand. Dress for the weather; long pants and sturdy shoes are required for walking off-trail. Space may be limited based on current COVID-19 guidance. Reservations are required. To make a reservation please call (757) 426-7128 during Visitor Center hours (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.).


First Day Hike at York River State Park (Williamsburg)
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022 from 10am-3pm
Location: York River State Park, 9801 York River Park Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188
Bring in the New Year with an outdoor adventure at York River State Park. We will offer two ranger guided hikes during the day.  One will be a short hike (1.8 miles) on Beaver and Woodstock Pond Trails.  The longer hike (approx. 4 miles) will cover a portion of Backbone, Pamunkey, and Woodstock Pond Trails.  Both hikes will have broad views of the majestic York River and a possibility to view seasonal waterfowl.  There are also plenty of opportunities for self guided hikes on all of our hiking and multi purpose trails.


Other Locations in Virginia

Click HERE For The Full List of First Day Hikes in Virginia State Parks!