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Summer Fun Begins: Bluestone

June 2 - June 4

Summer fun begins at Bluestone State Park June 2-4, 2022. Park visitors and general public are invited to to enjoy these outdoor activities.

Thursday June 2, 2022
Join Naturalist Jonathan Lipscomb under the pines next to the activities building playground and learn about the local birds that are in the Bluestone area. *ypp

Turtle talk
Under the pines next to the activities building playground, we’ll meet and see and talk about the local turtles and reptiles found on our park. *ypp

Bowl/Spoon carving
Heritage Art! Come see how wooden kitchen wares were created using historic hand tools and learn about the people who settled this area. We will meet at the shelter below the activities building. *ypp

Friday, June 3, 2022
There’s nothing better than a relaxing afternoon fishing and learning about different types of fishing equipment at the fishing pier below the office. Bring your own equipment or borrow one of ours All ages are welcome to join, although ages 15 up require a license which can be found at wvfish.com *ypp

5:00-6:00 p.m.
Primitive Fire Starting
Join us in the shelter behind the activities building before the weekly campfire to learn about how to start a fire without a lighter or match. *ypp

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Join us in the shelter behind the activities building for our weekly campfire, come to relax, talk, sing, and learn about the local are

Saturday June 4, 2022
Nature Hike
Join the naturalist at the Bluestone State Park office for a rugged hike along the big pine trail. This 2.5 mile (one way) trail has multiple changes of elevation and includes a variety of flora and fauna. Please bring water and close toed shoes, long pants are recommended. We’ll pace ourselves to enjoy the trail A Trails Day Patch is awarded to individuals completing the hike.

Scavenger hunt
Meet at the playground behind the activities building to compete in a scavenger hunt around the field. *ypp

2:00 pm
Nature hike
Meet me at the activities building for a nice afternoon stroll along the Kanawha/Fayette Turnpike trail and the cabin trail. This hike is around 1.5 miles with moderate elevation changes.

*ypp is the Young People for Parks program. These programs are focused on fun education for ages 6-16. Although, all ages are welcome to attend.
** All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

The summer naturalist is Jonathan Lipscomb. An educator, historian and outdoors enthusiast, activities and programs planned welcome all ages and free to attend unless indicated.

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June 2
June 4
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Bluestone State Park
H.C. 78, Box 3
Hinton, WV 25951 United States
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