On New Year’s Day, the Maryland Park Service will host 36 hikes at 32 locations across the state. Great for beginners and families, most hikes are easy-to-moderate guided walks through the forest and woods, though a few parks are offering more difficult treks for more seasoned hikers. Many sites even welcome pets!


Morning: Dans Mountain, Deep Creek Lake, Fort Frederick, Greenbrier, Rocky Gap

Afternoon: Cunningham Falls, Gambrill, Greenbrier, Herrington Manor, New Germany, South Mountain

All Day: Cunningham Falls (self-guided)


Morning: Fair Hill, Gunpowder Falls, North Point, Patapsco Valley, Rocks, Sandy Point, Seneca Creek, Susquehanna

Afternoon: Elk Neck, Gunpowder Falls, Patapsco Valley, Patuxent River, Sandy Point, Soldiers Delight


Morning: Calvert Cliffs, Greenwell, Merkle

Afternoon: Cedarville, Chapman


Morning: Harriet Tubman, Janes Island, Tuckahoe

Afternoon: Assateague, Harriet Tubman, Martinak

All Day: Pocomoke River (self-guided)