Gulf State Park

The First 24 of 2024 Hike

Event Dates:
January 1, 2024, 9:00 am
January 1, 2024, 11:00 am
First Day Hike 2024

Start 2024 off right by joining our Naturalist on a New Year's Day hike! This fun hike will help you check off 24 firsts on January 1st, while exploring the beautiful trails of Gulf State Park. The naturalist will guide you on a leisurely hike across Lake Shelby to Branyon Beach, which will be approximately 2.3 miles total. Make completing this hike the first New Year’s resolution you keep!

The First


  1. First Hike
  2. First Hot chocolate
  3. First Stretch
  4. Bird sighting
  5. First Alligator sighting
  6.  First Lake view
  7. First Jumping jack
  8. First Tree hug
  9. First New friend
  10. First Yoga pose
  11. First Deep breath of fresh air
  12. First State Park visit
  13. First seashell collected
  14. First Toes in the sand
  15. First Toes in the Gulf
  16. First Wildflower sighting
  17. First use of naturalist app
  18. First trail use
  19. First beach visit
  20. First osprey sighting
  21. First selfie
  22. First dad joke
  23. First dance move
  24. First overnight stay in Gulf State Park