The One to Count On...

New Year’s Day Hikes Canceled Due to Cold Temperatures

Posted: Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at 5:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Nathan Sage

With temperatures predicted to dip well below zero, the Iowa DNR has decided to cancel First Day Hikes at 27 state parks scheduled for New Year’s Day.

Elk Rock State Park in Marion County was one of the parks originally scheduled to take part in the event. First Day Hikes are part of a national initiative to encourage people to spend time outdoors. Last year in Iowa, more than 1,200 people participated in hikes across the state.