On Jan. 1, all 36 Virginia State Parks will offer hiking opportunities, contests and special events.
This is the fourth year Virginia State Parks has participated in this America’s State Parks initiative to get people outdoors and into parks.
Grayson Highlands State Park and the New River Trail State Park, which passes through Galax and Carroll and Grayson Counties, both will be participating in the First Day Hike event.
New River Trail will offer a 10-mile bike ride. Participants can use their own bike or rent one from the park.