3 La. parks, 1 in Miss. have New Year's hikes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - If you want to start the new year outdoors and active, three Louisiana state parks and one in Mississippi have hikes to help you.

It's part of the national First Day Hikes program.

In northwest Mississippi, Tishomingo State Park has a 10 a.m. hike along a ridge of huge rock outcroppings.

At Lake Bistineau State Park in Doyline, the 3 p.m. hike is described as the last trek onto the lakebed before floodgates are closed to refill the lake. Rangers say it's a glimpse of what the area was like before the lake was built in the 1820s.

Tickfaw State Park north of Lake Pontchartrain has a logging history trip at 1 p.m. Lake D'Arbonne State Park in Farmerville has a 9 a.m. hike along the lake.

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