First Day Hikes take place at nearby State Parks nationwide on New Year's Day. The annual hike originated more than 20 years ago at the Blue Hills Reservation in Massachusetts. The program was launched to promote both healthy lifestyles throughout the year and year-round recreation at state parks. On the North Shore, there will be First Day hikes at Bradley Palmer State Park and Breakheart Reservation.
Harold Parker State Forest First Day Hike
Start off the New Year with an invigorating First Day Hike in a beautiful state park, and make a resolution to burn off those extra holiday calories! This will be a moderately paced hike of about 2 miles. Explore Harold Parker with other New Year’s revelers and afterwards warm up with a fire and some hot chocolate and refreshments from the Friends! Best for kids 8 and over. Be prepared for cold weather - dress in layers and wear winter boots. Meet at the Harold Parker headquarters located at 305 Middleton Rd., North Andover