First Day Hikes

First Day Hikes sponsored by Iowa DNR. Save the first day of the year for a walk along the trails of Lake Manawa. We are working with DNR staff on details and will post when we have more information. There are numerous walks being planned across Iowa state parks.

Dress for the weather. Wear layers of clothing and sturdy hiking boots or shoes, as well as hats and gloves. Binoculars and a camera always come in handy, and remember to bring water. Strollers are not recommended. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Some hikes may not be appropriate for children under 5 years. Dogs must be on a leash and are not allowed into indoor locations, such as lodges and visitor centers. Trail difficulty may depend on the amount of snow on the ground.