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Activities at Bluestone
August 27 - August 29
Naturalist and educator Jonathan Lipscomb invites you to the planned activities at Bluestone State Park the weekend of August 27-29, 2021. Unless indicates, activities are free to attend. Join in and have fun.
FRIDAY, August 27, 2021
4:30pm: Spoon Carving and Regional History: Join me at the shelter behind the activities building to learn about the local history and some basic wood craft as I demonstrate how settlers would create traditional dinner ware. *ypp
6pm: Primitive Fire Starting: Ever wonder about how to start a fire without a lighter or match? Come to the shelter behind the activities building to learn the basics of flint and steel fire starting as we light the weekly camp fire. *ypp
7-9pm: Weekly Camp Fire: We will continue the evening at the shelter behind the activities building with a relaxing campfire. Come to relax, swap stories, watch the evening animals, or learn about the basics of campfire cooking.
9-10pm: Introduction to Astronomy: We will finish the night in the field behind the activities building with an introduction to astronomy and star watching on a budget. *ypp
SATURDAY, August 28, 2021
11am: Match and Water Rockets: Join me at the picnic shelter to learn the basics of match and water rocketry. *ypp
1pm: Bird Watching and Binoculars: Meet me at the fishing pier below the office to learn the basics of binoculars and watch the birds of the lake. *ypp
2pm: Boundary Trail Nature Hike: Join me at the activities building to embark on a nature hike along the Boundary Trail and back along the Big Pine and Turnpike Trails. Length 4.5 miles; Difficulty moderate. Long pants and closed toed shoes are strongly recommended.
6-8pm Tie dye: Join me behind the activities building to create a one-of-a-kind tie dye tee shirt. Park shirts are $10 or bring your own for $5 exact change taken on site or you may pay beforehand at the office.
8-10pm: Lets go Fishing: Meet me at the fishing pier below the office for a relaxing evening of cat fishing. Individuals over 15 need a valid fishing license. Licenses may be purchased at wvfish.com flashlights are recommended. *ypp
SUNDAY, August 29, 2021
11am: Giant bubbles: Join me at the pool house to create giant bubbles and learn the science of fluid films.
12pm: kite flying: Join me by the pool house to learn the basic of flying a kite *ypp
1pm: Stream Walk: We’ll meet at the office to take a trip to the creek to see what organisms we can find and learn about. Expect to have wet or muddy feet. *ypp
3:30pm: Riverview Trail nature hike: Meet me at the office to go on a nature hike along the River view Trail. Length .5-2.5 miles; Difficulty easy-moderate. *ypp
6-8pm Tie Dye: Join me behind the activities building to create a one-of-a-kind tie dye tee shirt. Park shirts are $10 or bring your own for $5 exact change taken on site or you may pay beforehand at the office.
Activities are open overnight guests of the park and the public that may be visiting during the day.
Enjoy Bluestone State Park as we serve to promote conservation by preserving and protecting natural areas of unique or exceptional scenic, scientific, cultural, archaeological, or historical significance, and to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for the citizens of this state and its visitors.
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