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Free hikes at Tennessee parks available on New Year’s Day

December 19, 2019 GMT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s state parks are offering free, guided hikes on New Year’s Day.

Free hikes will be available at all 56 state parks on Jan. 1 with the exception of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, which hosts a New Year’s Eve event in Nashville, state park officials said in a news release.

Hikes are led by a park ranger and vary in degrees of difficulty. The free hikes are part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes in all 50 states, officials said.

State parks also offer free hikes on National Trails Day, National Public Lands Day, after Thanksgiving Day and to mark the coming of spring.

More information can be found at the Tennessee State Parks website.