First Day Hike

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Name: First Day Hike
Date: January 1, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Event Description:
Looking for a way to keep those New Year's resolutions? We'll help you start the year off right as you walk off a few of those holiday calories. Explore our trails. Hike on your own or choose one of our ranger-guided hikes: 
Beechwood Trail - This trail weaves through the woods near our campground. We'll pass a home and tobacco barn that dates to an earlier time. The path follows a small stream and has lake views. This approximate one mile trail is rated as easy.
Walton Creek/Striper Cove - Enjoy winter views of Walton Creek, then follow the Whitetail Path connector trail to Striper Cove Trail. Here we'll pass through a newly created wildlife opening and see signs of early forest succession. This hike is approximately 1.5 miles and is rated as moderate.

This is a sun or snow event - dress for weather, wear proper footwear, and bring water. Optional: hiking staff, binoculars, camera. Well-behaved dogs are welcome and must be leashed at all times. These trails are not appropriate for strollers.

After hikes, join us at the Discovery Center for hot cocoa and treats. No parking fee. Participate in the New Year Challenge and First Day Hikes Photo Contest. Details here:
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Visitor's Center
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Date/Time Information:
January 1, 2018
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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