The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:
First Day hike
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will host a First Day hike from sunrise to 1 p.m. Tuesday.
The main gates on Edmonds Lane will open at 5:30 a.m. Hike from the Backcountry Trailhead to enjoy sunrise at one of the overlooks on the Piedmont Overlook, South Ridge or Ambassador Whitehouse trails. At 11 a.m., hike with park rangers. There will also be light refreshments in the Log House and tours of historic Mount Bleak House will be offered.
The hike is about two miles. The picnic area, Lost Mountain and Turner Pond areas will open at 8 a.m. Parking fees are waived for the day. The first 100 visitors will receive a First Day Hikes bumper sticker. Find out about the park’s contests at https://vasp.fun/2019firstdayhikes. The top prize is a $500 gift certificate. Information: 540-592-3556 or www.dcr.virgnia.gov/state-parks/sky-meadows.