RICHMOND — Nature lovers, rejoice: All of Virginia’s 37 state parks will be offering free admission on New Year’s Day.
Virginia State Parks are offering a number of scheduled hikes and programs on Sunday as part of the national “First Day Hikes” initiative.
Residents who visit a park to ring in the new year are being encouraged to participate in this year’s photo contest.
Participants must take a photo at one of the state parks on Jan. 1 and upload it on Virginia State Park’s contest page or contest tab on its Facebook Page before 11:59 p.m. on New Year’s Day.
The grand prize is a $500 gift certificate for an overnight stay at a Virginia state park.
The list of state parks includes Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County, which became the 37th state park in September.