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First Day Hike Events

8:30a to 4:30p
Sat, January 01, 2022
Kathy Smith
(409) 751-3907

Start 2022 off on the right, and left, foot! Join the rangers at Village Creek State Park as we get outside on New Year's Day for annual First Day Hike events. This year you can choose your own adventure with guided activities (reservations required) or all day self-guided, family-friendly fun.

Events (register at  (409) 755-7322):

8:30 - 10 AM - New Year, New Day Hike - Meet Ranger Kathy at the Picnic pavilion for an early morning exploration of bird life and a short 1-mile hike. Beginner friendly. Bring binoculars if you have them.

8:30 - 9:30 AM - Early Morning Run/Jog - Get your blood pumping on this 2.5-mile jog.  Meet Ranger Tanya at the Youth Group Camping parking lot for this non-competitive run. Dress for the weather, bring water and a snack, and fitness tracker if you have them.

10 - 11 AM - Yoga Challenge - Stretch and breathe your way into a Zen New Year!  Join Ranger Brynne at the picnic pavilion for a yoga session that will focus on heart opening and breath work.  This session will be appropriate for all skill levels. We will begin with a 15-minute warm-up, followed by 30 minutes of stretching and strength building, and end with a 15-minute cool down.  Be sure to bring your own mat! 

2 - 3 PM Guided Paddle - Join Ranger Alex for a first day paddle on Village Creek from the canoe launch down to the sand bar at our park perimeter.  Along the way we will check out plants, birds, and other wildlife that may cross our path.  All skill levels invited. Bring your own craft and equipment

Self- Guided Activities (all day; no registration required) - Includes Scavenger hunt and Mindfulness hike

  • Check in at the Information Station at the park picnic pavilion for maps, scavenger hunt lists, and activity recommendations.
  • Report back to the Information Station by 4 PM and receive a First Day Hike sticker!
  • All activities are free with park day passes. Purchases day passes at the park office from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, at the self-pay station in front of the office, or on our reservation website