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Mid-week Summer Fun: Cacapon

July 6 - July 7

Summer fun at Cacapon is about things you find in nature. Join us July 6 – 7, 2022 for these free programs and if you can’t attend an activity visit the nature center that is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Activities are at the nature center unless indicated.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

9:00AM
Beat the Heat Hike
Join park volunteer and Potomac Valley Master Naturalist for an early morning hike on the Ridge Trail.

10:30AM
West Virginia Snakes
Learn the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes. Coloring activity. *no live snakes* YPP

1:00PM
Discovery Hike
What will we find? Let’s go take a hike! YPP

2:30PM
Black Bear Aware
Learn all about the WV state animal & how to help protect them. Have you ever seen a bear skull, tracks, or pelt?

Thursday, July 7, 2022

9:30AM
Morning Paddle Boat
Join park naturalists for a morning on the lake, while discovering early morning birds. Binoculars provided. $5 Cash, first come first served. Meet at boat dock parking by 9:15AM.

11:00AM
What’s That? Use the Seek App
Take a discovery hike and learn all about this fun iPhone app that helps you identify everything from plants, trees, wildflower & wildlife! YPP

1:30PM
WV Clouds
Look up! What type of cloud do you see? Join seasonal naturalist Allen Miller to learn about some common clouds. YPP

3:00PM
Woodpecker Wow!
Learn Cacapon’s common woodpeckers by sight and sound: Pileated, downy, red-breasted and red-headed.

About the nature center:
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 gray wolf! Also, hands-on sand displays for wildlife tracks and a new geology interactive map to design your own mountains, rivers and lakes.

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Start:
July 6
End:
July 7
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Cacapon Resort State Park
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