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September Days: Cacapon

September 9, 2022 - September 11, 2022

Cacapon State Park focuses on the Monarch Butterfly in much of September with peak dates for the park area to see migration paths from September 14 – 16, 2022.

While autumn is preparing for a color explosion and our state’s official butterfly begins the journey southward, enjoy these exceptional activities September 9 – 11, 2022.

FRIDAY, September 9
Ridge Trail Hike
Take this moderate 1.5 mile hike & learn about the park’s geology and history.

Magnificent Monarchs
Discover the monarch’s many life stages and life journey. Explore the milkweed for eggs and caterpillars.

6:45 PM
Irish Road Bowling
Join in for a fun game that originated in Ireland! Check it out on wvirb.com

7:45 PM
Fun for the whole family. Park at the tennis court parking lot.

SATURDAY, September 10
Nature Center Open 10AM-4:30PM
Drop by the Tom Ambrose Nature Center to learn more about Monarchs

Helpful sites to watch the migration and to log in your own sightings!

SUNDAY, September 11, 2022
9:30AM Beginner Birding Walk
Learn how to identify Cacapon’s common birds and woodpeckers by sight and sound. Binoculars provided. Meet at Lodge.

Sights and Sounds of Summer
What sounds are you hearing lately? Spring frogs or toads?

Visit the 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. Take a park naturalist guided hike or join the daily activities! Nature Center Open daily 9:30AM-4:30PM. All programs start at the nature center unless noted.

Valerie Chaney, CIG and Allen Miller are park naturalists at Cacapon Resort. For additional information about this Monarch Program or Cacapon’s pollinator zones, email valerie.l.chaney@wv.gov.


September 9, 2022
September 11, 2022
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