Thursday, December 22, 2011

N.C. State Parks Host First Day Hikes

Start the New Year right with a hike at one of North Carolina's state parks. State parks in North Carolina are creating a new tradition for New Year’s Day, offering First Day Hikes on trails across the state.

First Day Hikes guided by rangers and volunteers will be held at 27 state parks. All state parks and state recreation areas will be open on the holiday with cold-weather recreation opportunities as well as warm visitor centers with exhibit halls presenting cultural and natural history.

Detailed information about scheduled hikes in North Carolina’s state parks can be found under “Education” on the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation website, or by going to

"First Day Hikes" are being promoted in North Carolina in concert with a national effort by America’s State Parks and the National Association of State Park Directors. News about hiking opportunities in all 50 states along with tips on winter hiking can be found on the America’s State Parks website, . The effort promotes a healthy lifestyle as well as appreciation of natural resources.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Here it is! Launches New Site

Let us know what you think! We launched our new website today at 2:00 p.m. (December 19, 2011). We think you will find the new site leaner, more visually appealing and more user-friendly. If you have questions or comments, please direct them to