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Nature’s Wintry Activities: Cacapon
December 3, 2022 – December 7, 2022
Nature based activities and crafting is planned at Cacapon Resort State Park from December 3- 7, 2022. Unless indicated, join us at the Nature Center for some wintry fun and conversation about Cacapon.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Christmas Crafting & Cartoons
Make your own wood cookie craft!
Christmas Crafts & Cartoons
Don’t forget to reduce, reuse, & recycle over the holidays! Make a Christmas tree ornament out of recyclable items.
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Winter Birding Walk
Meet seasonal park naturalists at the lodge for a hike along the Piney Ridge Trail. Binoculars provided.
Weed Warrior Program
Learn what non-native plants Cacapon SP is threatened by and how you can help. Take a guided hike and help pull young shoots of the Japanese Barberry.
Afternoon Activities South Lodge
Before dinner join park seasonal naturalist for weekly update, any park questions, & fun games like trivia or bingo. Warm up by the fire in the lobby of the south lodge.
Monday, December 5, 2022
All about Woodpeckers
Learn about their cool adaptations and how to identify them by sight and sound. Who is at the bird feeder?
Non-Native Invasive Plant Walk
Learn how to identify the fall berries and leaves of Oriental Bittersweet, and what projects the park is involved with. Help pull a few along the way!
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
The CCC Boys: A West Virginia Legacy
The CCC boys left a legacy that can still be enjoyed all over WV in the forests they planted and parks they helped to build. (30 min film)
Spirit of Cacapon History Stroll
Meet at the Nature Center to take a short walk and discover how the CCC boys…the Civilian Conservation Corps left it’s mark on Cacapon.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
West Virginia Wildlife
Come and find out what variety of wildlife is at the park. There are many wildlife pelts you can touch! Fox, bobcat, coyote, beaver & more!
Christmas Crafting with Nature
Make & Take holiday ornaments using card board & milkweed seeds/pods.
Visit our Tom Ambrose 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 grey wolf! Also, hands-on sand displays for wildlife tracks and a new geology interactive map to design your own mountains, rivers and lakes. Nature Center Open daily 9:30AM-4:30PM. All programs start at the nature center unless noted.