'First-day hike' on tap at McCormick's Creek State Park

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

SPENCER -- McCormick's Creek State Park will offer a healthy chance to ring in 2012 with a guided hike on Jan. 1.

The state park's mile-long hike, part of the national program America's State Parks First Day Hikes, will be an "ice photo safari."

Participants will hike along a trail looking for photo opportunities along the frozen creek and canyon. Afterward, everyone will meet at the Canyon Inn in the park for refreshments and warm drinks.

A small prize will be offered for the best ice photograph. Participants should bring digital cameras if they have them.

In case of inclement weather, call (812) 829-4344 for potential cancellation.

The difficulty level of the hike is moderate. There is no minimum age requirement. Participants should meet at the Canyon Inn at the state park at 2 p.m.

The hike is free, as is gate admission during the winter season.

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