Cacapon Outdoor Activities

When visiting Cacapon, enjoy these programs and experiences during your visit or stay. All programs and activities begin at the Campfire Circle near the Nature Center unless noted**. The Nature Center is typically open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. Most programs are one hour in length.

Thursday, June 25

10:00 a.m. Amazing Amphibians
Learn some of Cacapon’s common frogs. Let’s discover their amazing sounds. Followed by a short hike.

1:00 p.m. What tree is named after a flower?
Learn some fun facts about the Yellow or Tulip Poplar and enjoy a craft. YPP

Friday, June 26

10:30 a.m. History Walk
Take a stroll around the lower lake to see the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

1:30 p.m. Knot-Tying 101
Learn how to tie three common knots followed by activity. YPP

3:00 p.m. Magnificent Monarchs
Let’s explore the milkweed flowers and see what we find. Learn about the amazing monarchs! (1hour) YPP

7:00 p.m. Evening Hike on the Laurel Trail
*Meet at the Nature Center. Take in some evening views and sounds. 2 miles

Saturday, June 27

10:30 a.m. Discovery Walk
So much to discover! Use the Young People’s Series Wildlife Guide & Checklist to find birds, mammals, reptiles & amphibians! YPP

1:00 p.m. HAM Radio Field Exercise
Join park volunteers and local amateur radio operators who will be communicating with other HAM radio stations across North America in their annual field day exercise. Learn all about the history of short-wave radio and how we rely on this type of communication when disaster strikes. This 24-hour communication will be conducted at the Cacapon Mountain Overlook.

1:30 p.m. Stream Study
Discover what makes a stream healthy and what unlikely critters may be hiding in plain sight! Meet at Nature Center. You may want to bring shoes to get wet. YPP

3:00 p.m. Wildflower Meadow Walk
Learn all about the park’s native wildflowers and pollinators. YPP

7:30 p.m. Cacapon Campfire
What a great way to spend your evening in the park! Meet at the campfire circle beside the Nature Center for a marshmallow roastin’ good time by the fire. You bring the marshmallows, and we’ll provide the sticks.

8:45 p.m. Night Skies & HAM Radio
Following the campfire meet on Cacapon Mountain Overlook observation deck. Gaze at the stars & discover the HAM radio! First come, first served parking. Observation deck is limited space where 6’ social distancing must be met. Bring binoculars or use a fun night sky phone app to look at the constellations. (1 hour)

Sunday, June 28

9:30 a.m. WV Morning Melodies
Meet at the Nature Center for a short hike. Let’s learn who is making all that noise! YPP

11:00 a.m. Stream Study
Discover what makes a stream healthy and what unlikely critters may be hiding in plain sight! Meet at Nature Center. You may want to bring shoes to get wet. YPP

1:00 p.m. Berkeley Springs State Park Walking Tour
Meet at the Park Gazebo to join the park naturalist on a stroll through the park and surrounding areas.

2:00 p.m. Knot-Tying 101
Learn how to tie three common knots followed by activity. YPP

3:30 p.m. Ridge Trail Ramble
Let’s take a hike and discover some what’s in bloom and take in a great view! YPP

Monday, June 29

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

10:30 a.m. Discovery Walk
So much to discover! Use the Young People’s Series Wildlife Guide & Checklist to find birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians! YPP

1:30 p.m. Stream Study
Discover what makes a stream healthy and what unlikely critters may be hiding in plain sight! Meet at Nature Center. You may want to bring shoes to get wet. YPP

3:30 p.m. Knot-Tying 101
Learn how to tie three common knots followed by activity. YPP

Tuesday, June 30

10:30 a.m. Ridge Trail Ramble
Let’s take a hike and discover what’s in bloom and take in a great view! (1 hour) YPP

1:30 p.m. Box Turtle Game
Learn how you can help save the eastern box turtles while playing a fun game! YPP

3:30 p.m. Leave No Trace on the Trail
Learn about LNT principles for all types of hiking followed by a short hike. YPP

Nature Center operations and programs are following recommended social distancing guidelines established by the governor of 6’ apart and maximum gathering of 25. Programs will be first come, first serves. Let’s all have a fun & safe summer together!

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Event Details

  • Start Date: June 25 - 30, 2020
  • End Date: June 30, 2020

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