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First Day Hike - Sunrise at Sky Meadows

Date(s):

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 5:30 am  - 1:00 pm

Overview:

Celebrate the new year by enjoying sunrise at Sky Meadows, a hike and stories about the history of the park's earliest residents.

While the American tradition of celebrating the New Year occurs at midnight on New Year's Eve, other cultures celebrate by enjoying sunrise on New Year's Day. As part of the continuing American experience of sharing our vast cultural traditions, we will open our main gates (on Edmonds Lane) at 5:30 a.m. Enjoy your own hike from the Backcountry Trailhead to enjoy sunrise at one of the overlooks on the Piedmont Overlook Trail, South Ridge Trail or the Ambassador Whitehouse Trail. At 11 a.m., hike with park rangers as they interpret the stories reflected in the unique landscapes of Sky Meadows State Park. Discover remnants of an old road bed, explore the park's wild side, and uncover stories of past residents. Join us after the hike for light refreshments in the Log House and a tour of historic Mount Bleak House. Dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, and bring water for the hike. Approx length of hike is 2 miles. Picnic Area, Lost Mountain and Turner Pond areas will open at 8 a.m. Parking fees are waived for the day. The first 100 visitors will receive a First Day Hikes bumper sticker. Find out about our contests at https://vasp.fun/2019firstdayhikes - top prize is a $500 gift certificate for both contests.

Location:

Sky Meadows State Park
Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Ln
Delaplane, VA 20144
(540) 592-3556

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