No New Year’s Eve partying for you? That’s great. You’ll stay safe and feel rejuvenated for New Year’s Day. One great way to spend January 1 is on a First Day Hike at a New York State Park, where most include guided tours, and the activities vary from brisk walks to bird watching. Call or visit websites or social media accounts to reserve a spot and for more information.
A brisk walk with plenty of bridges. Call 914.245.4435 to reserve.
Self-guided. For more info, call 914.232.5651 or go to www.johnjayhomestead.org.
A walk along the Hudson River shoreline at Rockwood Hall. Sign up at www.eventbrite.com/o/rockefeller-state-park-preserve-15245742348.
12 p.m. (Jan 1 and Jan 2)
Pre-registration required. Contact Sara Kelsey at email@example.com, or call/text 646.303.1448.
11 a.m.–2 p.m. (hikes start at 11:15 a.m.)
Pre-registration requested, via Facebook.com/littlestonypointpark, under Events.
10–11 a.m. and 1–2 p.m.
Limited capacity. Attendees must register in advance at www.olana.org/programs-events.
10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Reservations are required via staatsburgh.eventbrite.com.
10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Call 518.329-3993. Meet at the Pavilion/Copake Day Use for this three-mile hike to Bash Bish Falls.