You’re Invited to Start the New Year at a Virginia State Park

On New Year’s Day 2015,  Virginia’s 36 state parks parks will offer hiking opportunities, contests, and special events as part of a nationwide initiative by America’s State Parks to get people outdoors and into parks.  A list of New Year’s Day hike offerings is available online at  Details about the day’s contests are available online at

The Web site for Virginia State Parks is

The Web site for America’s State Parks is

Source: Virginia State Parks to celebrate New Year with First Day Hikes, contests and more, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation News Release, 12/17/14.

035 Ghost Crab at Kiptopeke SP Oct7

Ghost crab at Virginia’s Kiptopeke State Park in Northampton County, October 7, 2007.


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