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Bluestone Activities

July 31 - August 1

Bluestone State Park Activities
Nature-based activities at Bluestone State Park welcome youth and families. Unless indicated otherwise, participation is free. Jonathan Lipscomb is the park naturalist and conducts these planned activities.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

1:00 p.m.
BIRD WATCHING and BINOCULARS
Meet at the fishing pier below the office to learn the basics of binoculars and watch the birds of the lake. *YPP

2:00 p.m.
BOUNDARY TRAIL NATURE HIKE
Join Naturalist Jonathan at the activities building to embark on a nature hike along the Boundary Trail and back along the Big Pine and Turnpike Trails. Length: 4.5 miles; Difficulty: moderate. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
TIE-DYE
Tie dying is behind the Bluestone State Park activities building. Let’s create a one-of-a-kind tie dye tee shirt. Park shirts are $10 or bring your own for $5. Exact change taken onsite, or you may pay beforehand at the office.

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
NIGHT EXPLORATION
Gather behind the Bluestone State Park activities building to learn about the nocturnal park animals and plants. Flashlights are encouraged. *YPP

Sunday, August 1, 2021

12:00 p.m.
CANDLE MAKING
Naturalist Jonathan will be at the Meador bath house to demonstrate and help you create a historic dip candle and learn about primitive lighting methods. Candles are $1, exact change accepted onsite, or prepay at the office. *YPP

1:00 p.m.
STREAM WALK
We meet at the office to take a trip to the creek to see what organisms we can find and learn about. Expect to have wet or muddy feet. *YPP

3:30 p.m.
RIVERVIEW TRAIL NATURE HIKE
Meet at the office to go on a nature hike along the Riverview Trail. Length: 0.5-2.5 miles; Difficulty is easy-moderate. *YPP

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
TIE DYE
The place to be is outside and behind the activities building to create a one-of-a-kind tie dye tee shirt. Park shirts are $10 or bring your own for $5. Exact change taken onsite, or you may pay beforehand at the office.

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Start:
July 31
End:
August 1
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Bluestone State Park
H.C. 78, Box 3
Hinton, WV 25951 United States
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Phone:
304-466-2805

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