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November Spirit: Cacapon

November 1 November 10

The Cacapon 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. Visit daily from 9:30AM – 4:30PM. All activities and programs start at the nature center unless noted. Hope to see you November 1 – 10, 2023 for these activities at Cacapon Resort State Park.

WEDNESDAY, November 1, 2023
10:00AM 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)

1:00PM Spirit of Cacapon
Meet at the Nature Center to take a short walk and discover how the CCC boys…the Civilian Conservation Corps left their mark on Cacapon.

THURSDAY, November 2, 2023
10:00AM WV Trees
Fall is in the air! Let’s take a short hike and learn more on identifying some of WV’s common trees.

11:00AM-1:30PM Art with Ari
Join local artist and park volunteer to learn how to perfect clouds on canvas: The Dance of Clouds. This will be a two part series continuing on November 16. This class is for all ages, and same day walk ins. $5 Class fee.

FRIDAY, November 3, 2023
10:00AM Wonders of the White-tailed Deer
Whether you look in awe at a newborn fawn or are frustrated because a herd of deer ate your Hostas or are angered because your car has been damaged in an accident, white-tailed deer are amazing animals. Come learn the characteristics of deer and history of white-tailed deer in WV. Let’s share some management ideas, feel a pelt, make a footprint and tell stories of this magnificent creature.

1:30PM Fall Discovery Walk
Fall is in the air! Join us for a guided hike on the Ridge Trail. The Witch Hazel is in full bloom!

SATURDAY, November 4, 2023
Nature Center Open 10AM-3PM

SUNDAY, November 5, 2023
Daylight Savings Time

9:30AM Geology Hike
Meet at the front desk of the lodge for guided hike along the Piney Ridge trail.

1:00PM Non-native Invasive Plants
Come help battle the park’s non-native invasive plants! Learn about Japanese Barberry, Oriental Bittersweet, and Japanese Stilt grass. Join this interpretive walk and help pull some plants along the way.

3:00PM Nature Bingo
Join us for a fun game!

NOVEMBER 6 – 8, 2023
Trails are closed for the Controlled Hunt.
Nature Center is closed

MONDAY, November 6, 2023
10:00AM Tai Chi (location Cacapon Lodge)
This class will help increase balance, flexibility, and focus on connection to mind, body, & spirit.

THURSDAY November 9, 2023
10:30AM Turkey Talk & Craft
Learn the differences between hens and gobblers and some other fun facts! Followed by a craft

1:30PM Fall Discovery Walk
Fall is in the air! Join us for a guided hike on the Ridge Trail. The Witch Hazel is in full bloom!

FRIDAY, November 10, 2023
1:00PM Woodpecker Wow!
Learn about the sights and sounds of Cacapon’s common woodpeckers.

At the Nature Center.
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.

November Park Closures:
Road to Cacapon Mountain Overlook/Middle & North Fork Cabins/ Horse Stables/Restrooms in Nature Center Loop

Open Winter Restrooms: Nature Center, Boat Dock Parking & Batt Shelter Area

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November 1
November 10
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Cacapon Resort State Park

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