ADVENTURE CAROLINA: Congaree creek trip 12 p.m. Sunday; Ski trip to Cataloochee Mountains 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday; Congaree River trip 2 p.m. Saturday, 1107 State St., Cayce. Shuttles and private ski trips available by reservation anytime. Reservations and fitting for rental equipment must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Closing at 2 p.m. Wednesday and closed Thursday. (803) 796-4505; adventurecarolina.com
CAROLINA RIVER CONNECTION: Basic canoe, sea/rec and whitewater kayak instruction and rentals. Five guided trips for all levels of paddlers, including half-day, full-day and overnight trips. Meals are provided, and ages 8 and under paddle for free. Paddle the Saluda, Congaree, Edisto and Enoree rivers. (803) 917-3920.
FIRST DAY HIKE: Offered Jan. 1 at Sesquicentennial State Park. Participants are invited to join a park ranger for a guided 2-mile walk on the newly resurfaced Sandhills Trail. The event is free with park admission. Admission fees are $2 for adults and free for children 15 and under. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call (803) 788-2706 for details. www.southcarolinapark.com
IRMO CHAPIN RECREATION COMM ISSION: The ICRC is seeking volunteers ages 18 and older to become nature interpreters at Saluda Shoals Park. Volunteers meet at 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays for training. No experience necessary; retirees welcome. (803) 213-2051
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NEW YEAR’S DAY HIKE: 10 a.m. Jan. 1 at Camp Discovery in Blythewood. Kids of all ages are welcome to take a nature hike led by members of the Midlands Master Naturalist Association. Children must be accomanied by an adult. Dress warmly and bring a water bottle. Register in advance by calling Sara Green at (803) 609-4778 or email email@example.com