First Day Hike at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Jan 01, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM


Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Cost Free


First Day Hikes are free, guided hikes offered each year on New Year’s Day. The hikes are intended to promote an alternate way of celebrating the New Year by going outside, getting some exercise, and enjoying local nature and history. Start your year off on the right foot by joining our knowledgeable park rangers, naturalists, and volunteers in one of our County’s beautiful parks.

Out with the old, in with the new! Start 2024 out with a refreshing, rejuvenating hike in the great outdoors. Join Mike Quinlan and Diane Goebes, Jug Bay Volunteers & Maryland Master Naturalists, on a vigorous exploration of a natural winter wonderland. Dress for the weather. Sturdy footwear, binoculars, and cameras recommended. Ages 12 and older. Free and park entrance fee is waived. Registration is required at  Activity Net #35254. For questions call 410-222-8006 or email

Can’t make the guided hike? Join us anytime Friday, December 29 through Monday, January 1 to enjoy a self-guided hike. Stop by the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary visitor center to pick up a map, guide and First Day Hike sticker. Registration is not required for the self-guided hike.
For a list of all Anne Arundel County Recreation & Parks First Day Hikes visit