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Feeling Outdoorsy? Consider Starting the New Year Off With a Hike

by Catherine Douglas Moran December 28, 2018 at 11:30 am 3 Comments

Hit the trails on Jan. 1 if you want to enter a photo contest.

The Fairfax County Park Authority’s “First Hike Fairfax” returns this year with expanded hike options — including any FCPA trail — and photo contest prizes for hikes on New Year’s Day.

The FCPA teamed up with America’s state parks and Virginia State Parks for the First Day Hike Programs.

Locals can visit any FCPA trail on Jan. 1 and snap pictures for the photo contest. Nearby trails include the trails at Lake Fairfax and the Washington & Old Dominion Trail. More trails can be found at Trail Buddy.

Then, enter one photo in First Hike Photo Contest by Jan. 2. Park Authority staff will select a “Judges’ Choice,” and the general public will vote on a “People’s Choice” winner. Both winners will receive a free four-month RECenter pass valued at up to $300.

All photographers will receive two free RECenter guest passes.

“First Hike Fairfax” also kicks off the Park Authority’s “Healthy Strides 12 Steps for a Healthier 2019,” which offers monthly tips with healthy living ideas.

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  • Amy Sue

    Love it. Great idea! But I can get an ANNUAL rec center pass at the Claude Moore Rec Center in Sterling for less than $300. It’s closer to Reston than any of the FFX County rec centers and much more beautiful. Two HUGE pools, great gyms, weight facilities, multipurpose rooms, climbing wall, etc. If Loudoun can do all of this for less than $300 a year, why are FFx County rec centers so much more expensive?

    • 30yearsinreston

      Ask Hudgins
      Some one has to pay fpr the free house

  • 30yearsinreston

    I hope Hudgins takes a hike
    Out of town

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