Start the new year off with a hike in your favorite state park.
Fort Macon will be offering four ranger-led hikes this year, all starting from the visitor center at 8 a.m. or 3 p.m.
Each time slot will offer two hike options. A short nature hike on the Yarrow’s Loop trail and inlet beach covering about 0.75 mile, or a long 3.2-mile hike around the Elliott Coues Trail.
Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle and probably bug spray.