Start the New Year outdoors at Ledges State Park! Join park staff and others from around the state and country, participating in America's State Parks annual First Day Hikes.
Meet at 11:00am at the Oak Woods Picnic Shelter for a guided hike to explore the winter beauty that Ledges has to offer. Please dress accordingly for the forecasted weather conditions and plan to bring a pair of binoculars. Snowshoes are also welcome, if conditions allow. JAX Outdoor Gear staff will also be on hand to provide snowshoe demonstrations and programming if conditions allow, but will have very limited availability of snowshoes. Pets are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times.
This moderately challenging hike will last roughly 1.5 hours, leading down into the Ledges Canyon, with coffee and a warm fire in the shelter to follow. Plan to attend and kick off 2018 with a winter hike in one of the most beautiful natural settings in all of Iowa!
In the event of forecasted inclement weather, please call the Ledges park office at (515) 432-1852 for hike availability.