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As Autumn Approaches: Pipestem
September 4 – September 10
Our mountain sides are beginning to change from greens to golds, reds and oranges at Pipestem Resort State Park. Find these activities and enjoy being outside as autumn approaches September 4-10, 2023.
MONDAY, September 4, 2023
1:00 pm- Taxidermy Talk *YPP
Come by the Nature Center to learn about some of West Virginia’s native wildlife, see
our taxidermy collection, and touch authentic animal pelts. (30min)
5:00 pm- What Should I Bring? *YPP
Meet in the Activity Shelter behind the Nature Center for a talk about what you should take with you when you explore the great outdoors. (30 minutes)
TUESDAY, September 5, 2023
10:00 am- Barney Law Orchard Walk
Join us at the Nature Center for a nearby walk to the homesite and orchard of former park resident, Barney Law.
2:00 pm- Turtle Game *YPP
Meet in the front yard of the Nature Center to learn about turtles while we play an outdoor game. (self paced)
WEDNESDAY, September 6, 2023
5:00 pm- Bird Bingo *YPP
Come by the Activity Shelter at the Nature Center for a few rounds of Bird Bingo and learn some interesting bird facts. (45 minutes)
THURSDAY, September 7, 2023
10:30 am- It’s For the Birds *YPP
Meet staff inside the Nature Center for a conversation on our bird feeding space, birding
apps commonly used, and common bird feeder birds. Enjoy the center or stick close to our bird watching area for some relaxing birding. Birds viewed during this activity will be submitted to ebird.org as a citizen science opportunity. (30min)
5:00 pm- An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth
Meet in the Activity Shelter behind the Nature Center to hear a storybook story about a moth. Then color a picture of a moth any color you want. A great activity for kids or adults who love moths. YPP
FRIDAY, September 8, 2023
5:00 pm- Wildlife Game *YPP
Meet at the Nature Center for a quiz game about North American wildlife. (30 min)
7:00 – 9:00pm
Featuring Corey Lee McQuade outside of the Black Bear Lounge @ Pipestem Resort State Park
Corey Lee McQuade, the other flatpicking dobro man, carries on the dobro style of Tut Taylor flatpicking the resophonic guitar aka dobro. He is a singer/songwriter from Lewisburg, WV and currently residing in Athens, WV. His solo performances include fingerpicking and flatpicking guitar, flatpicking dobro, and clawhammer banjo. His original songs are inspired by old time traditional music, local history, and folk singers/songwriters.
7:30 pm- Campfire Time! *YPP
Meet at the fire ring behind the Campground store to learn how to make char cloth, a fire-starting assistance, and make fire using this primitive fire starter. We will also roast some marshmallows. Bring a camping chair if you have one. (1 hour)
SATURDAY, September 9, 2023
1:00 pm- Pipestem Heritage *YPP
Meet at the Nature Center for an in depth tour of our heritage structures and to see pictures from the past taken in our own park.
3:00 pm- Nature Hunt *YPP
Meet at the Nature Center. We will hand out a list of objects to look for in Nature. Once
you find them, you receive a prize! (30 minutes)
6:00 pm- Beginner Archery *YPP
Meet at the Campground store to practice your archery skills. (1 hour)
Young People for Parks
YPP is an environmental education program for children ages 6-16. To complete the program, participants attend three specified activities during their stay. These programs are indicated by *YPP. For more information visit the Nature Center.
SUNDAY, September 10, 2023
8:30 am- Church Service
Meet us at the Amphitheater for Sunday service.
10:00 am- Tower Walk
Meet in the parking lot of the Bolar Observation Tower located near the main entrance of the park for a short, but somewhat steep hike to one of the best views in the park.