The annual First Day Hike at Hawn State Park will not include a set scheduled hike this year as it has in the past.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, hikers are encouraged to take self-guided journeys through America’s state parks between Wednesday, December 30, and Sunday, January 3.

Hikers can take photos and post them on social media with the hashtag #MoFirstDayHikes. Missouri State Parks will have daily drawings for gift cards in the amount of $25. Visit mostateparks.com/FirstDayHikes for more details and to enter for a chance to win.