MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Outdoor lovers can explore Wisconsin state parks for free on New Year's Day.
Six state parks, one state recreation area and one state forest will offer guided hikes on Jan. 1 as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes, a national initiative that offers people a chance to start the new year by connecting with the outdoors through hikes.
Vehicle admission stickers and trial passes will be waived at Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area, Council Grounds State Park, Devil's Lake State Park, Harrington Beach State Park, High Cliff State Park, Lapham Peak-Kettle Moraine State Forest, Mirror Lake State Park and Peninsula State Park.
Park staff and volunteers will lead the hikes, which will go on for up to 2 miles.
More information is available at www.americasstateparks.org/first-day-hikes or on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' website.