Plan a First Day Hike

Ring in 2021 in the Great Outdoors!

First Day Hikes – Ring in 2021 in the Great Outdoors!

Looking for a great way to start the new year? Take part in a “First Day Hike” in a local open space on January 1, 2021. Get outdoors and experience Missouri’s public lands in the beauty of winter.

First Day Hikes take place across the country on New Year’s Day as part of an effort organized by America’s State Parks. You can find information about doing a self-guided First Day Hike in a Missouri State Park here.  You can learn about ways to prepare for hiking in the chilly outdoor weather to maximize your comfort and prioritize your safety from the American Hiking Society here.

OSC encourages you to get outdoors in local open space you love! OSC has helped conserve the following public parks and conservation areas, and we hope that you’ll consider visiting one of these for a First Day Hike and throughout the year: