Date: January 1, 2020

Self-guided hike: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Appalachian Trailhead (between Peters and Rector Lodge)

Campfire and S’mores: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Campfire Circle across from Fairfax Shelter

Things to Bring: Please wear hiking shoes or boots, dress for the weather, bring water, camera, binoculars, and your four-legged family (on a leash please).

Description: Bring in the New Year by going for a fun, family-friendly hike on the Appalachian Trail. Hikes will be self-guided so you may choose to hike as long as you would like! Drop in anytime between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the campfire circle for a warm fire, along with s’mores. If you take photos along your First Day Hike we would love to see them by social media, using the hashtag #nova4h. We are looking forward to starting the New Year on the right foot with you. Donations welcomed! For more information please call (540)635-7171 or email

*Please note that the restrooms are closed due to winterization of facilities.