Walkers started the new year off enjoying fresh air and natural beauty

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The first day of 2023 brought people together for the “First Day Hike” to enjoy a stroll, and the natural beauty of Highland Park. Participants explored Rochester’s first park, while getting out with friends and neighbors.

“One of the things that we see happening today is that people will make some new connections with people or strengthen connections they already have with the people they came with today,” said Chris Widmaier, Executive Director of Rochester Ecology Partners.

The event was organized by Rochester Ecology Partners, a nonprofit dedicated to helping all people find nature where they live, work, and play.