Start the New Year off on the right foot, and then the left foot, by hiking through the hills and hollows of Lake Fort Smith State Park. Join hikers across the nation celebrating 2023 with First Day Hike on Jan. 1.
In 2022, nearly 55,000 people welcomed the New Year by collectively trekking 133,000+ miles around the country, according to the American Hiking Society.
Explore trails around the lake or wander the woods with enchanting waterfalls (dogs are welcome). Afterwards, feed snakes and turtles at the visitor’s center, then cozy up around the outdoor wood-burning fireplace and take in the views.
– Eve Lederman, The Arkansas 100