KY state parks offering 'First Day' hikes

KY state parks offering 'First Day' hikes

FRANKFORT, KY (WFIE) - You can get 2015 started on the right foot by taking a guided hike at a Kentucky State Park on January 1.

Several state parks are offering "First Day" hiking opportunities.

State park hiking trails remain open, weather permitting, through the winter season.

At Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park near Dawson Springs, hikers will meet with the Pennyrile Forest naturalist on New Year's Day in the lodge lobby to begin a 3.25-mile hike on the park's Lake Trail.

Wear proper clothing and bring your own water, snacks, and hiking stick.

This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Leashed dogs are welcome on the hike.

Hiking sticks are available for purchase in the park's gift shop. The hike is free and will last approximately 2 hours.

For more information and how to register for these and other Kentucky State Park events, click here.