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First Day Hikes

Is your New Year's resolution to exercise more often?  If so, get started by participating in a "First Day Hike" at one of 20 Pennsylvania State Parks.  At Kings Gap Environmental Education Center the hike is an easy two miles on fairly level trails in the Pine Plantation from 1:30pm - 3:00 pm. Learn about the park's trail system and more hiking opportunities throughout the coming year. Please register in advance by clicking here or emailing [email protected] or calling 717-486-3799. 

Approximately 20 State Parks throughout Pennsylvania are offering First Day Hikes.  The purpose of the organized hikes is to promote a healthy lifestyle throughout the year and the year-round recreation available at Pennsylvania's 119 State Parks. Other State Parks offering a First Day Hike include: Marsh Creek State Park, Downingtown (South East); Nesopeck State Park, Drums (North East); Sinnemahoning State Park, Austin (North Central); Presque Isle State Park, Erie (North West); and Ohiopyle State Park, Ohiopyle (South West).

Make it an overnight with a stay at a nearby Bed and Breakfast. 

PA Inns Nearby

Stay at One of These Great Inns

Smith-Steiner Outside View

The Smith Steiner

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 0.2mi
Mooreland Garden

Mooreland Garden Inn

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$100 - $199
Distance: 0.3mi
Carlisle House Exterior

Carlisle House Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.4mi
Fallen Tree Farm

Fallen Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 2.1mi

Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast

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$100 - $199
Distance: 3.9mi
Red Cardinal Exterior

Red Cardinal Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 4.2mi
30_Timber_Road_Exterior

30 Timber Road Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 6mi
Fulling Mill Inn

Fulling Mill Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 21.2mi

The Inn at White Oak

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$200 - $299
Distance: 22.3mi
Himes House Bed & Breakfast

Himes House Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 24.5mi
Herr Ridge Exterior

The Inn at Herr Ridge

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 25.1mi
Sweet Arrow Inn

Sweet Arrow Inn

Average Rate: 
$300 - $399
Distance: 25.6mi
Hickory Bridge Farm B&B

Hickory Bridge Farm Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 26.6mi
Wilson House Bed and Breakfast Front view

Juniata Valley Winery and Wilson House Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 27.4mi
Westwynd Farm Exterior

The Inn at Westwynd Farm

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 29.2mi
Battlefield BnB Exterior

Battlefield Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 29.8mi
West Ridge B&B

West Ridge Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 30.6mi
Amanda Gish House Front

Amanda Gish House Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 31.1mi
Carriage Stop B&B

Carriage Stop Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 31.1mi
1825 Inn Exterior

1825 Inn Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 31.8mi
Londonderry Exterior

The Londonderry Inn

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 32.9mi