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1st Weekend October: Cacapon
October 6 – October 8
Whether hiking or driving, the first weekend in October finds the deciduous forest in a color change and the Berkeley Springs Apple Butter Festival. Join Naturalist Valerie Chaney, Allen Miller and volunteers for these activities.
FRIDAY, October 6, 2023
10:00AM Spiderverse Learn the importance of spiders and how we are all connected in the web of life. Followed by a fun game.
SATURDAY, October 7, 2023
BERKELEY SPRINGS APPLEBUTTER FESTIVAL
The Berkeley Springs Apple Butter Festival is October 7 & 8. Enjoy this fabulous festival. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/AppleButterFestivalWV/
10:00AM WV Trees
Fall is in the air! Let’s take a short hike and learn more on identifying some of WV’s common trees.
SUNDAY, October 8, 2023
9:30AM Beginner Birding Walk
Enjoy the morning melodies along the Piney Ridge Trail. Learn some fun birding tips and helpful tools to identify birds by sight and sound. Meet at the lodge front desk.
1:30PM Hawk Migration at Cacapon Overlook
Join park naturalists at the overlook in search of migratory birds. Binoculars provided.
Come and visit the Tom Ambrose Nature Center at Cacapon Resort State Park! The nature center is a great stop for all ages, showcasing exhibits on the park history and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Morgan 1934-41. Other West Virginia natural exhibits include an extensive taxidermy collection of wildlife- fish, birds, fox, bobcat, mountain lion, deer, elk, and eastern grey wolf! Also, hands-on sand displays for wildlife tracks and a new geology interactive map to design your own mountains, rivers and lakes. Take a park naturalist guided hike or join the daily activities! Nature Center Open daily 9:30AM-4:30PM. All programs start at the nature center unless noted. Find our activities and more on the Cacapon State Park Foundation Facebook page.