Kick off the New Year with a Maine State Park First Day Hike

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The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) invites outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers to kick off the New Year with fresh air and scenic walks during Maine State Park First Day Hike activities. DACF's Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) has announced guided hikes and a collection of self-led hike resources, ensuring a special start to 2024 for participants of all ages and skill levels. 

“Inspired by the National Association of State Park Directors, BPL is proud to join the nationwide celebration of First Day Hikes, encouraging communities to connect with the outdoors on January 1,” said DACF, in a news release. “The event, known for its commitment to promoting healthy, active lifestyles, is a perfect opportunity for individuals and families to embrace nature and create lasting memories.”

Guided Program Listings:

    • Camden Hills State Park, Camden - 9:00 a.m. Meet at the visitor center.
    • Holbrook Island Sanctuary, Brooksville - 1:00 p.m. Meet at the Backshore Trail parking lot. 
    • Mount Blue State Park, Weld - 10:00 a.m. Meet at the Park Headquarters.
    • Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizabeth - 6:30 a.m. Meet at High Head at the rose garden. 


Self-guided Hike Guides:

    • Bradbury Mt. State Park, Freeport
    • Camden Hills State Park, Camden 
    • Popham Beach State Park, Phippsburg 
    • Reid State Park, Georgetown
    • Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park


Interested participants can find detailed information and trail guides for First Day Hike locations by visiting

Event Date: 

Mon, 01/01/2024 - 9:00am


Camden Hills State Park
Camden, ME 04843
United States