On New Year’s Day 2014, the state park systems in all 50 U.S. states will encourage Americans to get outside and visit their local park.

The First Day Hikes program was started more than 20 years ago at a state park in Massachusetts and this year marks the third time that all 50 state park systems are participating.

According to recreation.gov, the program was created to “promote both healthy lifestyles and year-round recreation in state parks.” It also kickstarts the parks’ marketing and engagement efforts for the year.

Some states offer guided hikes and history programs while others highlight the difficulty or lengths of trails that visitors can trek alone.

The website for each U.S. state park system is below.

StateState Park Websites
Alabamaalapark.com
Alaskaalaskastateparks.org
Arizonaazstateparks.com
Arkansasarkansasstateparks.com/park-finder
Californiaparks.ca.gov
Coloradocolorado.gov/parks
Connecticutct.gov/dep/
Delawaredestateparks.com
Floridafloridastateparks.org
Georgiagastateparks.org
Hawaiihawaiistateparks.org
Idahoparksandrecreation.idaho.gov
Illinoisdnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/
Indianain.gov/dnr/parklake/
Iowaiowadnr.com/parks/
Kansaskdwp.state.ks.us/news/state_parks
Kentuckyparks.ky.gov
Louisianacrt.state.la.us/parks/
Mainemaine.gov/dacf/parks/index.shtml
Marylanddnr.state.md.us/publiclands
Massachusettsmass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/
Michiganmichigan.gov/dnr
Minnesotadnr.state.mn.us/state_parks
Mississippihome.mdwfp.com/parksgolf
Missourimostateparks.com
Montanafwp.mt.gov/parks
Nebraskaoutdoornebraska.ne.gov/parks/guides/
Nevadaparks.nv.gov
New Hampshirenhstateparks.org
New Jerseystate.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/
New Mexicoemnrd.state.nm.us
New Yorknysparks.com
North Carolinancparks.gov/Visit
North Dakotaparkrec.nd.gov
Ohioparks.ohiodnr.gov
Oklahomatouroklahoma.com
Oregonoregonstateparks.org
Pennsylvaniadcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks
Rhode Islandriparks.com
South Carolinasouthcarolinaparks.com
South Dakotagfp.sd.gov/state-parks
Tennesseestate.tn.us/environment/parks/
Texastpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/
Utahstateparks.utah.gov
Vermontvtstateparks.com
Virginiadcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/
Washingtonparks.wa.gov
West Virginiawvstateparks.com
Wisconsindnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/
Wyomingwyoparks.state.wy.us
Photo Credit: Hikers ring in the New Year at Fairy Stone State Park in Virginia. vastateparksstaff / Flickr