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.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

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

11:00 a.m. Tie Dye Fun
Join Brittany and Aspen, for an end of season tie dye creation on a black or white t-shirt while supplies last. Craft fee: $8.00 Youth size, $10.00 adult size.

1:00 p.m. Butterfly Crafts
Celebrate butterflies with creation of your choice of craft: Butterfly wings: $3.00, Butterfly watercolor wings: $2.00, Metamorphosis $2.00

2:00 p.m. Suncatcher Craft
Enjoy this easy craft of using paint to color in the design. Craft Fee: $2.00 fall leaf—$10.00 cross, home sweet, etc.

3:00 p.m. Coywolf Nature Film
Enjoy this film about the mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf that is expanding territories. NR About 1 hour. YPP

Monday, October 19, 2020

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

11:00 a.m. Arrowhead Craft
Join recreation assistant, Brittany, to punch your initials into a leather arrowhead or make an arrowhead necklace. Craft fee: $1.50

11:30 a.m. Movie Time
Share the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. Rated PG

1:30 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
Pick up a scavenger hunt list from Brittany then return to create a work of art on a sunprint paper.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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

11:00 a.m. Rain Stick Craft
Join recreation assistant, Brittany, to use pre-cut foam pieces, cardboard and beads to make your own rain stick. Craft fee: $3.00

11:30 a.m. Weather Video
Enjoy this whirlwind tour of Earth’s turbulent atmosphere and the forces that make the day fair or foul. About 30 minutes. YPP

1:30 p.m. Movie
Enjoy this true story of a West Virginia coal miner’s son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father’s wishes. Rated PG

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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

10:30 a.m. Spruce Bogs and Berries Walk
Join naturalist, Paulita, at Gentle Trail parking area for this walk along yellow birch trail under the canopy of conifers to a mountain bog. About 70 minutes, 1 mile. YPP

12:30 p.m. Wooden Snake Craft
Use paint on a wooden snake that wiggles with a flip of your wrist. Craft fee: $3.00

1:00 p.m. SSSSnakes of West Virginia– Join naturalist, Paulita, for this interpretive talk about snakes that call West Virginia home, dispel some myth’s about snakes and perhaps leave the program with an appreciation of snakes. Live eastern ratsnake or eastern milksnake may be presented during program. About 1 hour. YPP

2:00 p.m. Halloween Film
Enjoy this movie about a real estate agent and his family as the come face to face with ghosts in a creepy manor! Rated PG.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

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

10:30 a.m. Turtle Bank Craft
Use paint on a ceramic bank while supplies last. Craft fee: $3.00

11:00 a.m. Meet our Turtles
Join the park naturalist, Paulita, to hear the story of how the nature center turtles came to call the center home. Also learn about some other turtles found in West Virginia. About 1 hour. YPP

1:00 p.m. History Stroll
Join naturalist, Paulita, at Gentle Trail trailhead for this interpretive walk along handicap accessible trail to an overlook of Blackwater Falls as you are introduced into the history of the area. About 30 minutes. YPP

2:00 p.m. Halloween Film
Take a seat and join the fun as favorite monsters laugh along with a viewing of a horror classic. Rated PG.

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 18 - 22, 2020
  • End Date: October 22, 2020

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