The Florida Park Service invites the public to start 2015 outdoors by participating in First Day Hikes.
On New Year's Day, many Florida State Parks are offering free guided hikes for the public. This year there are more than 30 events throughout the state, including at parks in St. Augustine, Flagler Beach, and Palatka.
Most of the January 1st hikes begin at 10 a.m.
The events are part of a national initiative by America’s State Parks to get people outside and healthy.
More information on the hikes is available at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Online Newsroom.