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First Day Hike 2021

First Day Hike at Rocky Point in 2017

What better way to kick off the New Year than by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors? This year has seen many changes and challenges making it difficult to hold our traditional New Year’s Day guided hike in the same way as in the past. But we still want to keep the tradition going!

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Letterboxing in State Parklands


This intriguing "treasure hunt"-style outdoor activity challenges you to find hidden letterboxes in publicly accessible places, like parks. There are around 90,000 letterboxes hidden across North America. All you need is a notepad and a rubber stamp. You'll find the clues for each letterbox at www.letterboxing.org; enter RI State Parks in the "Search by Letterbox Name" to find letterboxes in state parks. Each letterbox contains a log book, a rubber stamp, and an ink pad. When you find the letterbox, use your stamp to leave your mark in the letterbox log book, and stamp your own log book with the letterbox stamp. Try to collect all the state park stamps!

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50 Nature-Based Activities for Rhode Islanders

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There are lots of fun activities you can do right from your home, backyard, or neighborhood. Try some of these activities on your own or with your family!

Ideas for getting outside