Autumn Activities at Cacapon

Autumn! at Cacapon is Awesome. Enjoy these activities October 16 – 31, 2019. Activities are free to attend and are held or begin from Cacapon Nature Center unless indicated.

WEDNESDAY, October 16

11:30 a.m. Native Plants & Pollinators. Discover new fun ways to landscape your own lawn to develop pollinator gardens.

THURSDAY, October 17

11:30 a.m. Spirit of Cacapon. Take a short walk and discover how the CCC boys…the Civilian Conservation Corps left its mark on Cacapon.

FRIDAY, October 18

Nature Center Hours: 10:00 am. – 1:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m. WonderFALL Hike Specialty fall hikes across WV State Parks & Forests: Join a park naturalist and earn a hiking patch! Meet at the Lodge to hike on the Laurel Trail. This 3-mile loop will combine several trails that will take in the beautiful fall scenery.

SATURDAY, October 19

Nature Center Hours: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

10:00 a.m. WonderFALL Hike Specialty fall hikes across WV State Parks & Forests: Join a park naturalist and earn a hiking patch! Meet at the lodge, then caravan to the Batt Picnic Parking to hike a portion of the Central Trail. This 3-mile loop will lead around the Middle Fork Cabin loop, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Take in the views, changing leaves, and mountain streams.

2:00 p.m. Fall Scenery, Canvas Painting Class Join park volunteer and artist, Ari Gejevski for a two-hour art class and walk away with an original fall painting. Location Nature Center. Please RSVP by calling 304-258-1022 ext. 5209. Class is limited. $10

SUNDAY, October 20

10:00 a.m. WV Tree ID Walk Learn some fun facts about WV trees and basic steps on how to identify some common trees!

12:00 p.m. Berkeley Springs State Park Walking Tour Join the park naturalist for a walking tour of this unique state park. Meet at the park gazebo. (1 hour)

MONDAY, October 21

10:00 a.m. Tai Chi This class will help increase balance, flexibility, and focus on connection to mind, body, & spirit. Held at the Lodge. (1 hour)

THURSDAY, October 24

1:00 p.m. Spirit of Cacapon Meet at the Nature Center to take a short walk and discover how the CCC boys…the Civilian Conservation Corps left its mark on Cacapon.

FRIDAY, October 25

11:00 a.m. Cabin Loop Trail Let’s discover the changing leaves along this trail. Meet at the Nature Center.

1:00 p.m. Tree ID Learn the basic steps to identify a leaf, then followed by a leaf stencil craft.

SATURDAY, October 26

Nature Center Open: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Hayrides and Haunted Trail
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Nature Center
Hayrides: leave upon the hour, 1st come 1st serve.
Pumpkin Carving Contest: Bring your own or purchase one here 1st come 1st serve, stencils & carving utensils provided; prizes for most original, most unique, & scariest. Winners announced at 2:00 p.m.

Haunted Trail 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Come out if you dare!!! Park at the Nature Center for this spooky event. Tours will leave every 15 minutes. This haunted trail begins at Nature Center and will finish at the Campfire Circle. *Children 13 & under must be accompanied by an adult. *5.00 admission. Glowstick necklaces & bracelets provided.

SUNDAY, October 27

11:00 a.m. WV Tree ID Walk Learn some fun facts about WV trees and basic steps on how to identify some common trees!

1:00 p.m. Berkeley Springs State Park Walking Tour Join the park naturalist for a walking tour of this unique state park. Meet at the park gazebo. (1 hour)

MONDAY, October 28

10:00 a.m. Tai Chi This class will help increase balance, flexibility, and focus on connection to mind, body, & spirit. Held at the Lodge. (1 hour)

WEDNESDAY, October 30

11:00 a.m. Ridge Trail Ramble Take in the views and fall scenery along this 1.5 moderate trail. Witch Hazel is a common tree in bloom along the trail.

Explorer Packs
Your Child’s Guide to the Outdoors! The Potomac Valley Audubon Society & Mark West explorer packs are available for a day or two use, free of charge, from the Nature Center. Packs are filled with field guides, binoculars and activities to entertain!

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Event Details

  • Start Date: October 16 - 31, 2019
  • End Date: October 31, 2019

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