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Topic - Priscilla Geigis
For more than 20 years, state park officials in Massachusetts have encouraged locals to get off the couch Jan. 1 and take a hike — nothing too strenuous, but a healthy way to start the new year.
"It's a way to promote a naturally healthy way of life, but also to promote state parks as a year-round recreation option," said Priscilla Geigis, state parks director in Massachusetts and organizer of the national effort. "The park managers got people on hikes who live right there but who had never been to the parks during the winter."