The new year will bring the opportunity to take a new hike in New York state.
The state's Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will organize 28 guided hikes in parks and historic sites throughout the state on Thursday, the first day of the new year.
It's the fourth year the state has sponsored New Year's Day hikes. This year the events will occur at 27 parks and historic sites, including the state's newest park, Buffalo Harbor State Park.
The excursions are family friendly and average between one and three miles. Some hikes are pet-friendly. Others focus on wildlife or history.
Interested hikers can call their local state park for more information or go online to the state's park website.