I love to hike and Sussex County has some of the most beautiful places to do it. Today the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry has "First Day Hikes" planned in 29 parks and forests across New Jersey. In our area there's a New Year's Day challenge hike at High Point State Park starting at 10. Kittatinny Valley State Park has a hike at 10. Kittatinny Valley State Park also has two horse rides at 11 AM and 1 PM. Riders should meet at the Creamery Commercial Center in Augusta. Stokes State Forest has a hike starting at 9. Waywayanda State Park has a hike starting at 10. It should be close to 40 degrees which is pretty good for January.