Backbone State Park invites you to join them for a hike on the first day of the new year.
First Day Hikes are a popular tradition in state parks.
Visitors can participate in a one-mile guided hike with Backbone staff starting at 1 pm this Saturday at the Old Office at 1282 120th Street Dundee. They’ll walk down the Bluebird Trail through the timber and pass through Backbone’s new 900 tree planting site. They’ll discuss the park and its history and look for animal tracks and signs.
Be sure to dress accordingly for the weather and trail conditions.
The Backbone Friends group will provide beverages and cookies.
For more information, you can call the Backbone park office at 924-2527.
And if you check in through the digital State Park Passport, you’ll qualify for a prize drawing of a two-night stay at a cabin at Lake Darling State Park. You can find more information on how to sign up for the Parks Passport online at iowadnr.gov.
The Buchanan County Conservation Board is also hosting New Year’s Hikes on Saturday at Fontana Park near Hazleton at 10 am and Cedar Rock State Park near Independence at 1 pm. Pre-registration is required – you can sign up online at buchanancountyparks.com.
photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH