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Hello Colorful Fall: Cacapon

September 30 @ 8:00 am October 2 @ 5:00 pm

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
History Stroll
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
Geology Hike
Meet at the front desk of Cacapon Lodge to take a guided hike of the Piney Ridge Trail.

Weed Warriors
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.

October 8, 2022 Apple Butter Festival in Berkeley Springs

October 14, 2022 WonderFall Hike. Earn a fall hiking patch by hiking with a park naturalist. 2 mile hike along central trail to middle fork cabins 1PM. Meet at the nature center.

October 15, 2022 WonderFall Hike. Earn a fall hiking patch by hiking with a park naturalist. 10am. Meet at the nature center then drive to Cacapon Mountain Overlook. Hike along the fire road (2 mile round trip)

MACreate South Art Class- Jewelry Making at nature center. 1-3:30PM . Register online at www.macicehouse.org or call 304-258-2300

October 22, 2022
Watercolor Painting Class.10AM at lodge.
Hayrides 11-2pm around the middle fork cabin loop

October 29, 2022
Haunted 5K for local girl scout troop. Where a Halloween costume. $25 registration

Halloween Weekend
Pumpkin Carving Contest at Nature Center pavilion
Hayrides around the Middle Fork Cabin loop
Haunted Hayrides & Campfire


September 30 @ 8:00 am
October 2 @ 5:00 pm
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