Guided Hikes We host specially-themed hikes several times throughout the year. A guided hike at the 100-acre Pulaski State Park near the village of Chepachet in Glocester, RI First Day Hike What better way to kick off the New Year than by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors? First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to encourage people to get outdoors. These hikes provide a means for individuals and families to welcome the coming year in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature. For many it has become a tradition. Commemorative pins are available for participants while supplies last. Rhode Island’s #FirstDayHike for 2023 was at Fort Wetherill State Park in Jamestown on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. A new State Park is chosen each year. Check back later this year for details on 2024's First Day Hike!