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First Day Hikes

Learn about DCR’s First Day Hikes that take place annually on New Year’s Day. Find out how your organization can help support this decades-old tradition.

Background

Each year, DCR’s First Day Hikes program hosts guided hikes on New Year’s Day, providing a great opportunity for people to enjoy Massachusetts’ terrific hiking trails with expert state park interpreters. From hiking along mountain tops to traversing through forests, these events show that Massachusetts parks can be just as much fun in the winter as they are in the summer! Your organization’s support allows this great tradition to continue.

Program Objectives

  • Give individuals and families the chance to enjoy a healthy outdoors activity
  • Promote state parks as places that provides year round recreation

Partnership Details

This is an opportunity for your organization to financially support and participate in a successful public health program

  • 1,200-2000 total participants annually
  • Your financial support covers: staff to open 10-15 parks and guide the hikes, marketing, gifts for participants, and weather appropriate snacks.
  • Annual cost = $25,000
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