LEHIGH - Brushy Creek State Recreation Area will be among the U.S. state parks offering free guided hikes on New Year's Day.
According to information provided by Erin Ford, who serves Webster County as a naturalist with Webster County Conservation and the Department of Natural Resources, "hikers will enjoy scenic views of woodland bluffs as well as follow a meandering creek" on the Brushy Creek hike.
She also said hikers should bring a water bottle, binoculars and, weather permitting, snowshoes. Pets are welcome, Ford said, but must be on a leash.
Hikers should meet at 1 p.m. at the south equestrian campground parking lot. There are two hiking options: a one-half mile route and a 1.25 mile route. The routes are considered moderately difficult, mostly flat with four hills.