Maryland Park Service rangers, staff and volunteers guided the brave souls through 2,500 miles of paths and trails, where they confronted below-freezing temperatures and blustery winds.
“There’s no better way to begin the new year than with a new adventure in the great outdoors,” Maryland Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton said. “I treasure the time spent with family and friends, trekking trails and exploring nature at different locations each year.”
As part of the nationwide event, sponsored by America’s State Parks, Maryland hikers took in the natural beauty and scenery in parks throughout the state, from the sandy shorelines of the Eastern Shore to high perches of Mountain Maryland.
Maryland First Day Hikes 2018
|State Park||Mile(s)||Participant(s)||Mileage Total|
|Gunpowder- Jerusalem Mill||2||196||392|
|Gunpowder- Big Gun||2.5||26||65|
|Patapsco- Orange Grove||2||26||52|
|St. Mary’s River||2||24||48|
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