First Day Hikes

Alabama’s state parks have an alternative to sitting around the house tomorrow. Six state parks, including Lake Guntersville, will be offering what officials are calling “First Day Hikes” on New Year’s Day. The events are free guided hikes that are meant to encourage people to spend time outdoors. Visitors still have to pay park admission fees, however. Besides Lake Guntersville, hikes will be held at Alabama’s largest state park, Oak Mountain, in suburban Birmingham; DeSoto in northeast Alabama; Gulf State Park on the coast; Joe Wheeler near Decatur; and Monte Sano park overlooking Huntsville.