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Guided First Day Hikes offered at three parks in Harford County on Jan. 1

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman taking a selfie along Deer Creek at Rocks State Park to promote First Day Hikes on New Year's day.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman taking a selfie along Deer Creek at Rocks State Park to promote First Day Hikes on New Year's day. (Courtesy Harford County Government)

The Maryland State Park Service will offer 40 guided “First Day Hikes” on 33 state lands and parks on Wednesday, Jan. 1, including in Harford County at Rocks State Park, Susquehanna State Park and Gunpowder Falls State Park.

First Day Hikes are held nationwide on the first day of each year as a fun way to promote state parks and healthy living.

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Apart from scheduled tours, Harford County Parks & Recreation has nearly 100 county parks and nature trails on 5,000 acres, including the popular Ma & Pa Trail. All are open to visitors from dawn to dusk.

“As an avid runner, I always look forward to my time on Harford County’s beautiful trails,” County Executive Barry Glassman said in a prepared release. “These public lands are here for everyone to enjoy, so come out on New Year’s Day and keep coming back all year long.”

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Times and locations for First Day Hikes at state parks in Harford County and the rest of Maryland are online at https://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/firstdayhikes.aspx

Harford County park information is online at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2514/Parks.

Harford County Government is also encouraging people to share First Day Hike photos or selfies on its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HarfordCountyMD/.

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