ANNAPOLIS, MD – Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today participated in the Department of Natural Resources’ First Day Hike at Patapsco State Park in Ellicott City. The Department of Natural Resources organized 36 hikes across 32 Maryland parks for the first day of 2019 as part of an annual nationwide event sponsored by America’s State Parks.

“It was wonderful to start off the year hiking with fellow Marylanders at one of our treasured state parks,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “From the sandy shorelines of the Eastern Shore to high perches of Mountain Maryland, I encourage everyone to get outdoors in 2019 and experience all that our great state has to offer.”

The First Day Hikes program provides a wide array of outdoor adventures and experiences for every level of hiker and walker, providing unique access to Maryland’s cultural, historical, and natural resources and treasures, along with opportunities for education and stewardship.