First Day Hikes

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First Day Hikes


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What better way to start the new year than with a hike with friends and/or family out in nature? Parks and Environmental Education Centers across the Corridor are holding guided hikes throughout the day on January 1, 2023. Stop by for a chill time!

If you can’t make it for a hike, DLNHC still encourages everyone to get out and about in the New Year!

Last Night Hike at Washington Crossing Historic Park – Saturday, December 30, 5pm -6:30pm, Washington Crossing Historic Park

Join a Park Naturalist for one last hike of 2022! On this 2-mile hike you will explore the forest after dark and listen for owls. Flashlights with red filters are encouraged as we will hike the trail in the dark. This hike is geared to adults and older children who are capable of walking alone in the dark. To register and receive the meeting location for this program please email [email protected]. Learn More.

First Day Hikes with Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center – Sunday, January 1, 10am & 1pm, JEEC, Nazareth

Get out and get hiking on the first day of 2023! Join Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center for one of two 2-mile interpretive hikes at Jacobsburg. You will explore the old growth forest of Henry’s Woods and the fields of the Homestead Trail. The hikes will leave at 10am and 1pm from the parking lot at 400 Belfast Road. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and bring a water bottle. Registration is required. Join the 10am Hike Here. OR Register for the 1pm Hike here.

First Day Hike with Delaware Canal State Park – Sunday, January 1, 1pm, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (lower lot)

Join a state park naturalist for a 4-mile hike on easy, level terrain, starting in the lower parking lot of Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, River Rd. (PA-32), and heading 2 miles north on the Delaware Canal D&L Trail towpath toward New Hope and back. All ages and abilities are welcome. Leashed, friendly dogs welcome. Hike at your own pace and turn back when you wish (or stay in New Hope for a bite to eat!).  We hope to see you there! For questions or more information, contact Katie Martens: 610-982-0161 or [email protected]. Learn More.

First Day Hike with Wildlands Conservancy – Sunday, January 1, 10am, South Mountain Preserve, Emmaus

Begin the year in the best way possible – enjoying the great outdoors! Wildlands’ first preserve, South Mountain, is 350+ acres, contains history rich with Lenape culture, and played a locally important role during the industrial revolution. You will explore some of the many trails that contain ponds and seeps, both important habitats for a number of rare species of amphibians. Dress for the weather. Park in the Boro Line Park lot. Learn More and Register Here.