First Day Hikes are free, guided hikes offered each year on New Year’s Day. The program started in Massachusetts in 1992 and has since gone nationwide. The hikes are intended to promote an alternate way of celebrating the New Year by going outside, getting some exercise, and enjoying local nature and history. This year join Mike Quinlan and Gordon Reynolds, our volunteer naturalists, on a vigorous exploration of the Sanctuary’s extensive trail system and see what it looks like when the leaves are off the trees. Dress for the weather. Sturdy footwear, binoculars, and cameras recommended.

Ages 12 and older.

Price: FREE!

Registration required: 410-222-8006 or e-mail