First Day Hikes – Jan. 1, 2022 at York River State Park & Chippokes Plantation State Park
These annual First Day Hikes are a State Parks across Virginia. Here are two that are near the Williamsburg Virginia area but to find more visit here. And if you are not up for an organized even but just want to visit the park – parking fees are waived on Jan. 1
First Day Hike at York River State Park
Kick off the New Year with a trek through the area’s beautiful York River State Park. This New Year they have two hikes to choose from. Both hikes start at 10 am. One last 2 hours (10 am – 12 pm) and the other is a longer 4 hour hike (10 am – 2 pm).
There are also plenty of opportunities for self guided hikes on all of our hiking and multi purpose trails.
The day will begin with a welcome to the New Year for all the hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers. Parking fees are waived on Jan. 1
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Road Williamsburg VA 23188
First Day Hike at Chippokes Plantation State Park January 1, 2022. 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Start the New Year with a visit to Chippokes Plantation State Park. Taking a hike to inspire those New Year resolutions centered on getting or keeping fit is the perfect family-friendly activity. First Day Hikes is an initiative of America’s State Parks and hikes are offered in state parks across the country.
This year park staff will lead an approximately 1.3 mile hike to discover what is left of a historic roadway through the plantation. Learn about historic transportation routes, the area’s first inhabitants as well as natural history along College Run Creek. Parking available at the Chipoax Trail Trailhead along Chippokes Farm Road. No parking frees at Park on Jan 1st.
Email Address: Chippokes@dcr.virginia.gov
Chippokes Plantation State Park,
695 Chippokes Park Rd., Surry, VA 23883