What better way to start the New Year than with a hike?
Take a New Year’s Day hike at Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor in Ames. It’s sponsored by the Community Academy and runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The trail is paved (and plowed if necessary). There’s even a scavenger hunt for the kids.
Enjoy a guided First-Day Hike at Ledges State Park. Meet at Oak Woods Shelter at 4 p.m. and journey into the heart of the Ledges for a sunset First-Day Hike.
Also, Story County Conservation has created a family challenge called Polar Play that kicks off Jan. 1. The activity will take families from their homes into Story County parks.
There are lots of great outdoor spaces in Ames and the surrounding area, so get out and enjoy the day!