UNDATED -- The Minnesota DNR wants you to get out and enjoy one of our State Parks this winter.

On January First, the DNR is joining in a nationwide effort called "First Day" where you are encouraged to get outside and enjoy one of our parks with your family and friends.

"First day" hiking or walking events are scheduled at Wild River State Park in Center City, Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul and Gooseberry Falls State Park in Two Harbors.

The activities are free but a vehicle parking permit is needed.