Autumn To-Do’s at Blackwater Falls

Autumn color is spectacular. Enjoy family friendly activities at Blackwater Falls as deciduous trees turn from green to fashionable colors. Other activities may be planned. Please check the information center at Blackwater Falls Lodge or postings at the Nature Center.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Nature Center Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hike led by Paulita Cousin, naturalist/interpreter. Hikers should meet at the parking areas of the former seasonal petting zoo/stables. The hike is approximately two miles in length with limited interpretive stops along the way.

12:00 p.m. Halloween Film
Enjoy a talking dog as he encounters a haunted house, a creepy neighbor and a scary canine. Rated PG.

2:00 p.m. Compass Craft
Use markers, cardboard and a floating needle to make a compass. Craft fee: $2.00

2:30 p.m. Finding Your Way with Map and Compass
Join park naturalist, Paulita, to hear about finding your way, play with new Augmented Sandbox and perhaps end with a short course using a compass. About 1 hour. YPP

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Nature Center Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. Sand Art
Join Aspen, recreation assistant, to use sand to “paint” a pre-pasted picture. FREE

1:00 p.m. Finger-painting
Create your own work of art using your fingers. FREE

2:00 p.m. Halloween Movie
Enjoy this film about Dracula, who operates a high end resort away from the humans’ world as he goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for his daughter. Rated PG

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Nature Center Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. Mason Jar Craft
Join Aspen, recreation assistant, to use Thanksgiving or Nativity Scene decals to decorate a gold or silver mason jar. Craft fee: $5.00

1:00 p.m. Halloween Movie
Join Aspen, recreation assistant, to enjoy this film about puppies that go on a spooky adventure through a haunted mansion. Rated G

3:00 p.m. Snowman Craft with Aspen
Craft fee: $1.00 while supplies last.

Enjoy hiking trails at Blackwater Falls and the fabulous scenic beauty in Tucker County. Canaan Valley Resort State Park is nearby for even more scenic wonders.

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Event Details

  • Start Date: October 23 - 25, 2020
  • End Date: October 25, 2020

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