A first-day Hike was held Jan. 1 on the North Country National Scenic Trail in Copper Falls State Park. The event was co-sponsored by the Chequamegon Chapter and Friends of Copper Falls State Park and had 11 attendees willing to brave the cold.
Each year Wisconsinites join the thousands of people across the nation to kick off the new year by hiking at state parks, forests or trails on New Year’s Day. These hikes provide a way for individuals and families to welcome the coming year in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature. For many it has become a cherished tradition. This was the 11th year the local event has been held.