Michigan Department of Natural Resources encouraging people to start the new year in nature


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is encouraging people to get out into nature on January 1.

The division is hoping Michiganders will join on-line and collectively log 2,022 miles as half of the “First Day Hikes” program.

Maia Turek is an engagement and innovation specialist for the DNR. She stated the program is an effective manner for people to kick off their New Year’s resolutions.

“We often think about January 1 as the day we start the new diet, or the day we start our new fitness routine. Well, wouldn’t it be fun if our New Year’s resolution was: today’s the day I start new adventures?” she stated.

Turek stated individuals aren’t restricted to climbing. Weather allowing, they will additionally trip a motorcycle or go cross nation snowboarding.

“First Day Hikes is a perfect way to find a new place that maybe you’ve never been before and take a walk. It’s easy; you can even just go outside and walk your own neighborhood.”

A number of state parks are providing guided outings, however most people are anticipated to create their very own path.

Folks wanting to take part can join on-line at