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Stumped in September: Blackwater Falls
September 9 All day
A September Saturday at Blackwater Falls State Park may leave you stumped with thinking about West Virginia’s history via the rings of a tree. Visit the nature center Saturday, September 9, 2023 to see the exhibits, learn about tree history, and more.
SATURDAY, September 9, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. NATURE CENTER IS OPEN
10:30 a.m. HISTORY IN RINGS & TREE COOKIE CRAFT
Kenny helps you explore and examine the stump of an Eastern Hemlock from Cathedral State Park. You’ll investigate the rings of the tree, discuss the history of the area, and ponder on what stories this particular tree could tell during its lifespan. About 30 minutes. Find this activity at the nature center.
Optional: Use colorful markers, paint or wood burning tools to create a tree cookie ornament.
This is a nice souvenir to remember your visit. Craft: $2.00. YPP
1:00 p.m. BEES & CANDLE CRAFT
Its bees wax! Join the recreation assistant to create a candle. Learn a bit about bees as we craft a candle. There are a couple of candle options available and a materials craft fee: $2.00 to $4.00. YPP
Want to STARGAZE on your own?
Blackwater Falls as a permit process for folks to Stargaze After Hours Get the permit in the Harold Walters Nature Center during normal business hours.
The designated stargazing locations at Blackwater Falls are at two locations:
1 Harold Walters Nature Center Parking Lot
2. Pendleton Point Overlook Parking Lot
Roaming the park during quiet hours when the park is closed (10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) is discouraged. But stargazing is possible with the permit at the two designated locations that are super areas with very dark skies.
The permit lets park security know you’ve registered. As a reminder sleeping/camping at locations is not permitted. Individuals must actively be stargazing and remain near their parked vehicle.