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Beech Fork Activities
August 30, 2019 @ 1:01 am - September 1, 2019 @ 1:01 am
Things to do the week of August 30 – September 1, 2019 at Beech Fork State Park. Join naturalist/programmer Madison Maynard at these and other activities at the park this summer:
FRIDAY – August 30, 2019
Take a morning stroll through our trails with your park naturalist, to learn all that nature has to offer! Each person will receive their own starter field guide, to guide them through all there is to see in our woods! Meet outside the activities center at 12pm!
Bird Feeder Craft
Join your naturalist in an afternoon of birds! Learn how we can do our part in helping our birds!! Create your own bird feeder to take back to either your home or campsite and watch the birds flock to it! Fly on in to our activity center at 1pm to get started!
HISTORY ALIVE PRESENTS GABRIEL ARTHUR
The activity room is the place to be at 7PM for a History Alive! program: Gabriel Arthur. Arthur is believed to be the first white man to see the Kanawha Valley while traveling with a band of Indians in 1674. He was sent with a partner and others from Fort Henry (present Petersburg, Virginia) to explore western lands and trade with the Indians. His partner was killed and Arthur traveled widely with the natives, apparently participating in raids in the Ohio Valley and elsewhere. During this time, he followed the Big Coal River to its mouth at the Kanawha River. Arthur and the southern Indians with whom he traveled were welcomed at the large Moneton Indian village at present St. Albans before returning to Fort Henry with a load furs. Portrayed by Doug Wood of Hurricane, W.Va.
SATURDAY, August 31, 2019
Paddle Boat Races
Meet at boat dock area to take part in some fun races at 10am. All completely FREE! The winners will receive a special prize, so bring your speed to the boat docks!
Join your park naturalist in an a game of corn hole! Compete for the chance to win a free ice cream for you and your partner! Meet at the boat dock at 12pm!
Live and in person! it’s Bil Lepp. 7PM. A nationally renowned storyteller and five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, Bill’s outrageous, humorous tall-tales and witty stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life. Bill explains that while his stories may not be completely true, they are always honest.
SUNDAY, September 1, 2019
Scavenger Hunt (YPP)
Do you have what it takes to find all the items on the list? Come find out. Meet outside the activities center at 12pm to get started.
Anything That Floats!
Join us at 2pm at the boat launch. Bring literally anything that floats you can boat on: air mattress, barrels, inflatables, duct tape and cardboard boats, kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards…. whatever floats! We’ll launch from the boat dock for some water fun. Wear ridiculous outfits and enjoy the day on the water. Standard life jacket laws still apply. Children 12 and under must have a life jacket on at all times in the boat, children 13 and older (and adults) must at least have a life jacket in the craft.
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