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Taughannock Falls State Park to host New York’s largest First Day hike

Taughannock Falls State Park is set to welcome over 2,000 hikers tomorrow for New York State’s largest First Day Hike, a tradition that encourages people to kick off the new year with outdoor activities.

This year’s event is particularly special as it marks the beginning of the Centennial Celebration of the New York State Park system. The hike, known for its scenic beauty, features a 0.75-mile trail leading to the base of New York State’s tallest waterfall, offering a unique and refreshing start to the year.


The event, scheduled to occur regardless of weather conditions, includes group photos at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the base of the falls. Organizers have ensured that the event is inclusive, welcoming everyone, including leashed dogs, to participate in the approximately one-hour hike.

This celebration not only promotes healthy living but also honors the rich history and natural beauty of New York State’s parks, making it a noteworthy occasion for outdoor enthusiasts and families alike.