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Hello Colorful Fall: Cacapon
September 30, 2022 – October 2, 2022
Birding, bagpipes, geology and more is featured this weekend, September 30 – October 2, 2022 at Cacapon Resort State Park. If you can’t attend the programs, do visit the nature center or hike a trail and enjoy the approach of fall. All programs start from the nature center unless indicated.
FRIDAY, September 30, 2022
Beginner Birding Walk
Learn how to identify Cacapon’s common birds and woodpeckers by sight and sound. Binoculars provided. If you’re an experienced birder, please join us. The more we get together, the more we learn.
SATURDAY, October 1, 2022
Join a guided hike on the early history of the park 1934-41 when Camp Morgan, Civilian Conservation Corps began the project of building a West Virginia State Park.
Bagpipe Concert at the Gazebo
Enjoy an hour of bagpipe music at the outdoor gazebo, near the nature center.
Irish Road Bowling
Come and find out how fun this sport is by rolling a cannon ball around a course. For more information on how this Irish sport came to America check out WWW.WV.IRB
SUNDAY, October 2, 2022
Meet at the front desk of the lodge to take a guided hike of the Piney Ridge Trail.
Meet Allen Miller, a naturalist to help save the park from invasive plants! Help pull and cut oriental bittersweet vines. Loppers provided. If you need to release some tension by doing some habitat improvement, the weed warrior is the ticket.. Bring sturdy gloves.
The nature center is a great stop for all ages, showcasing exhibits on the park history and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Morgan 1934-41. Other West Virginia natural exhibits include an extensive taxidermy collection of wildlife- fish, birds, fox, bobcat, mountain lion, deer, elk, and eastern grey wolf! Also, hands-on sand displays for wildlife tracks and a new geology interactive map to design your own mountains, rivers and lakes.