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Leafpeepers Weekend: Blackwater Falls

September 23 - September 25

It’s time for fall color compliments of the nature of a deciduous forest at Blackwater Falls. Join us for activities and outdoor engagement September 23-25, 2022. Activities at Blackwater Falls start at the nature center unless indicated. Enjoy activities. Enjoy the approach of autumn.

FRIDAY, September 23, 2022
Nature Center Open: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.
Suncatcher Craft
Join the staff in Harold Walters Nature Center to paint a pre-designed suncatcher. $1.00-$8.00

A GREAT HIKE
1:00 p.m.
Pase Point Hike
Join the naturalist at Harold Walters Nature Center to hike a trail that borders the Monongahela National Forest to an unrestricted rock outcropping with a spectacular view of Blackwater Canyon. Trail is intermediate with short but steep inclines. About 3 miles, 2 hours. Sturdy Shoes required. The staff recommends carrying bottled water and snacks to enjoy along the trail. This program meets Young People for Parks activity. Reservations not required.

1:30 p.m.
Jewelry Craft
Join the staff in Harold Walters Nature Center to create a piece of jewelry from crystal necklace to paracord bracelet Craft fee: $1.00 to $5.00

3:00 p.m.
Herb Garden Craft
Join the staff in Harold Walters Nature Center to plant a herb garden while listening to tidbits about the herbs you are planting. This program meets Young People for Parks activity. Craft fee: $3.00

4:00 p.m.
The Buzz on Bees and Candle Making
Join the naturalist’s in Harold Walters Nature Center for information about our state insect and Native Bees to West Virginia while making a tin candle. Supplies limited to first come basis. Craft fee: $4.00

A GREAT EVENING OUT
8:00 p.m.
Shining Light on the Darkness
Join the naturalist’s at Harold Walters Nature Center for some nighttime fun. There is many aspects of nature that occur between dusk and dawn but many people feel uncomfortable or unfamiliar with being outdoors at night. Enjoy some nighttime activities as we explore our senses. Some walking. Activity is entirely outdoors so dress for the weather. Inclement weather cancels this activity and replaced with a disappearing stars talk indoors. Please, leave flashlight off during the program. About 1 hour. This program meets Young People for Parks activity. Reservations not required.

SATURDAY, September 24, 2022
Nature Center Open: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.
Gingerbread Ornament Fun
Join the staff in Harold Walters Nature Center to decorate a cardboard gingerbread to hang on your tree. Craft fee: $1.00. Supplies limited to first come basis.

1:00 p.m.
Friendship Bracelet Craft
Join the staff in Harold Walters Nature Center to braid one friendship bracelet. Recommended for children ages 9 and up. Free

1:30 p.m.
Invigorating Autumn Hike
Join the naturalist’s at the trailhead of Davis Trail for a walk along a section of three trails with short interpretive stops along the way. About 90 minutes. 2 miles. This program meets Young People for Parks activity. Reservations not required.

4:00 p.m.
Butterflies & Craft Wings
Join the naturalist to listen story about our state butterfly and create a pair of child sized cardboard “stained glass” wings. The use of a utility knife requires an adult to assist their child. About 1 hour. Supplies limited to first come basis. Craft fee: $3.00 This program meets Young People for Parks activity.

SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT
7:30 p.m.
Daniel Lilly and the Lilly Mountaineers Band
This award winning group from Beckley, West Virginia plays country, bluegrass, southern rock and gospel music in Blackwater Falls Lodge Milton Harr Conference Center. Open to the public at no cost. About 1 hour.

SUNDAY, September 25, 2022
Nature Center Open: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.
Teas and Tonics Stroll
Join the naturalist, at Harold Walters Nature Center to stroll around the area dabbling into the world of plants as a few with some edible or medicinal qualities pointed out during the stroll. About 1 hour, 1/4 mile. This program meets Young People for Parks activity.

11:00 a.m.
Twisted Tie Dye Craft
Join the staff at Harold Walters Nature Center to create your own Blackwater Falls t-shirt souvenir. Supplies limited to first come basis. Adult size fee is $10.00, Youth size fee is $8.00

1:00 p.m.
Plaster of Paris Fossil Craft
Join the staff in Harold Walters Nature Center to create a seashell fossil. Craft fee: $2.00.

2:00 p.m.
Primitive Fire Skills Campfire
Join the naturalist at the fire circle beside Harold Walters Nature Center to hear about some primitive fire making skills, then challenge yourself to create fire using flint and steel. Perhaps, a tasty treat will be available during the presentation. About 1.5 hours. This program meets Young People for Parks activity.

3:00 p.m. Craft session To Be Announced

4:00 p.m. Family Movie and Scarecrow Craft– Join the staff in Harold Walters Nature Center to use construction paper and imagination to create a scarecrow while watching a movie about a mysterious mansion, friendly ghost and dogs. About 90 minutes. Rated G movie.

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Start:
September 23
End:
September 25
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Blackwater Falls State Park
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