Va state parks offering guided hikes Jan. 1

AP News
Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:22 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Parks officials are inviting residents to welcome the new year in the outdoors.

Guided hikes will be offered Jan. 1 at Douthat State Park in Millboro, James River State Park in Gladstone, Shenandoah River State Park in Bentonville, and Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane.

The afternoon hike of less than a mile at Douthat State Park will conclude with a campfire and refreshments. A 2-mile hike at Shenandoah River State Park will include scenic views of the river.

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The Sky Meadows tour is 2.5 miles long, while the James River walk is for as short or as long as visitors want.