Put the pups on a leash and load up the car. Its time to start the new year with a little fresh air and exercise. Not sure where to go? High Falls State Park in Jackson is hosting a First Day Hike on Tuesday morning.
We want folks to get outdoors and be active, said Alyson Snipes, park naturalist at High Falls. They can start the new year off right by seeing the beauty of the outdoors.
This guided 3.5-mile moderate hike will take you past several scenic and historic sites including the falls, the old powerhouse and through a mixed pine/hardwood forest. You will learn about the park history and the local ecology.
The forest is very beautiful and has lots of bird activity, said Snipes.
Northwest of Macon, High Falls State Park is named for the tumbling water that flows in the Towaliga River.
After the hike, participants can stick around for other activities including canoe and kayak rental, fishing, camping, miniature golf, picnic tables and grills.
Snipes said pets are encouraged but must remain on leashes at all times. Also, the first 50 people at the hike will receive free water bottles. For the hike, meet at the park office, wear comfortable shoes and bring water and a snack.
In addition to the hike at High Falls, there are 19 other Georgia parks that are participating in the First Day Hike.
First Day Hike at High Falls
When: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday
Where: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson
Cost: $5 parking fee
Information: (478) 993-3053