OPRD is Providing First Day Hikes Across Oregon in Starting of 2023

First Day Hikes: On New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), in partnership with America’s State Parks, will be offering free guided First Day Hikes at state parks around the state.

OPRD is Providing First Day Hikes Across Oregon in Starting of 2023

A pleasant and educational hike to learn about the various types of mushrooms that can be found along the Oregon Coast is to take the South Jetty Trail through the South Beach foredunes for the duration of one hour. Bring a bag made of brown paper with you to collect your treasures. The hike will begin at 10 a.m. and will start at the new trailhead that is located near the South Jetty Day-use Area.

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Paved sections are interspersed with sections of densely packed dirt along the trail. There are several spots that may be challenging to navigate with baby strollers. Leashes no longer than six feet in length are required for dogs. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers, wear shoes with good traction, bring water and snacks, and either a camera or binoculars to improve their chances of seeing animals.

OPRD is Providing First Day Hikes Across Oregon in Starting of 2023
OPRD is Providing First Day Hikes Across Oregon in Starting of 2023

You can get additional information by calling the number 541-867-7451. On that particular, the day-use parking fee of $5 will not be enforced at any of the state parks that require a parking permit and are available to the public. Use the hashtag #ORfirstdayhikes whenever you upload photographs to social media of your First Day Hikes experience.

Hiking the Nehalem Bay Loop Trail for two miles is a great way to kick off the New Year on the right foot. Take in the sights of the bay, the forest, and the ocean all around you.

We will get together at the main parking lot at Nehalem Bay around 9 o’clock in the morning. The path is paved and even, with the exception of a gravel stretch that is one hundred yards long. Dogs on leashes are accepted here.

Put on layers of clothing, including rain gear and gloves, and make sure you wear shoes that are strong. Bring drinks and food with you, as well as a camera or binoculars for viewing animals, and dress appropriately. Dial (503) 812-0650 to speak with someone about this topic.

On that particular day, the day-use parking fee of $5 will not be enforced at any of the state parks that require a parking permit and are available to the public. Use the hashtag #ORfirstdayhikes whenever you upload photographs to social media of your First Day Hikes experience.

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The purpose of the nationwide movement known as First Day Hikes is to usher in the new year in the great outdoors, encourage physical activity, and inspire more people to form meaningful connections with the natural world. Since that year (2012), the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department has been a participant.

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