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Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds hosts First Day Hike, New Year's Day, 2018

Asilomar Conference Grounds 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
January 1, 2018

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  • Location: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
  • Phone: (831) 646-6443
  • Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Price: FREE
  • Description:

    Start the New Year in a California State Park! On Monday January 1, 2018, Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds is participating in the National “First Day Hikes” Initiative by inviting local residents and visitors to join hikers from around the country to kick-start their new year in a healthy way. This signature event for America’s State Parks is an opportunity for participants to visit their local state parks to connect to nature for recreational opportunities, and to foster a healthy, outdoor lifestyle.

    WHAT: First Day Hike at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds. Led by State Park Staff, Asilomar First Day Hikers will explore the panoramic 25-acre Natural Dunes Preserve Boardwalk Trail, and learn about the restoration and preservation of this unique habitat. Finish with a visit to the Native Plant Nursery. Walk follows gently sloping boardwalks for an approximate half-mile loop with amazing scenic views, bracing salt air, and dunes flora and fauna. FREE – no RSVP required.

    WHEN: January 1, 2018 - 1:30-2:30 PM.

    WHERE: Meet State Park staff at the U.S. Flagpole, north of the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall, located in the Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA. Bring water and binoculars if desired. Layered clothing and comfortable shoes recommended. Free parking in all conference grounds parking lots.

    WHY: California State Parks are joining the National First Day Hikes’ program for the sixth year, inviting visitors to enjoy guided hikes on New Year’s Day. All 50 states participate and more than 62,000 hikers took to the trails on January 1, 2017.


    For more information about Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds visit: www.parks.ca.gov/Asilomar

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