New Year's Day http://wunc.org en Parks Offer Free Hikes To Start 2014 http://wunc.org/post/parks-offer-free-hikes-start-2014 <p>North Carolina's state parks will offer free hikes on New Year's Day, along with educational opportunities for children and adults alike. More than <a href="http://ncparks.gov/Education/first_day.php">40 outings</a> are scheduled, rain or shine, as a healthy way to ring in the new year. Some hikes will be only a couple of miles, while others will run as long as 5 miles.</p><p>It's the third year the state parks system has offered free First Day Hikes. Park officials expect thousands to attend across the state.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Mennel 28222 at http://wunc.org Parks Offer Free Hikes To Start 2014