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First Day Hike 2023 - Advanced

** 3 miles

**Moderate difficulty - trails include some steep incline and uneven terrain

**Ages: Adults and children ages 12+


Start the new year off on the right foot by taking part in the healthy First Day Hike tradition. The morning hike will be fast paced and promptly begin McConnell Hall parking lot at 9:00 AM. We will hike down Mansion Road and then travel along the Boulevard Trail Loop. The trail is often steep and uneven.  Make sure you dress for the weather by wearing layers and hiking shoes! 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all participants. We will not be able to take walk up participants.

Registration is open Dec 19 (9am) - Dec 30 (12pm)

Spaces are limited, so please be sure you sign up by clicking the green box in the upper righthand corner.

Due to high demand, participants should only sign up for ONE of the First Day Hike options.


Questions regarding this program should be directed to Nolde Forest educator, Jill, at MarKemp@pa.gov

Programs are rain or shine but will be cancelled for high winds and/or severe weather. You will be contacted if the program is cancelled due to a severe weather forecast.


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Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 9:00am to 10:30am

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
3025 New Holland Road, Reading, PA 19607


State Parks


Get Outdoors PA

Outdoor Activities

Hiking and Walking


South, East

Seasonal Events

First Day Hikes

Exact Location

McConnell Hall

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