Louisiana hiking trail invites visitors to participate in national hiking initiative on New Year’s Day

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PIONEER, La (BRPROUD) – Poverty Point World Heritage Site is inviting visitors to “start 2020 on the right foot” with a hike as part of a country-wide state park initiative.

The ranger-led hike at Poverty Point World Heritage Site will showcase earthworks and nature found in the park. The national park’s program, “First Day Hikes” aims to promote mental and physical health in a fun way.

“Poverty Point World Heritage Site offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience and learn about the earthworks and those individuals who raised them from the ground between the years of 1700 and 1100 BCE,” an official press release says.

Admission to the park is four dollars and includes museum access, the hiking trail, a driving tour and more. Children three and younger along with adults over 62 get into the site for free. Poverty Point is located in West Carroll Parish on La Hwy 577. The park is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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