If you are looking to start the new year out on a frugal foot, look no further. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has announced it's First Day Hikes initiative. On January 1, 2012, admission to selected Wisconsin State Parks will be FREE. What a wonderful way to enjoy the natural beauty of Wisconsin, work off some of the holiday food, and not spend a penny (unless you count gas). Volunteers and staff will be on hand to lead guided 1 to 2 mile hikes of varying ability. Learn more on their web site!
Thanks to my loyal reader and friend, Elizabeth, for bringing this to my attention.