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Summer Fun: Pipestem
June 28 - July 3
Located on the east rim of the Bluestone River Gorge, Pipestem State Park’s nature center is open daily from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and offers these activities June 28 – July 3, 2022. No charge to attend and open to the public.
Don’t forget to check out the zip line, horseback riding, golf and game courts also at Pipestem. Join us.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
PLAN A HIKE
Meet Bob at the Nature Center for ideas about what to prepare for when you plan a hike. Maps will be available if you have questions about what trail may be best for you. YPP
PING PONG Tournament
Meet Activities Coordinator Nicole in the game room of McKeever Lodge for a ping pong tournament. 2 players at a time, first to reach 21 advances to next round.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
WILDLIFE OF NORTH AMERICA GAME
Meet Julie at the Nature Center for a quiz game about North American wildlife. YPP
Thursday, June 30, 2022
MAMMALS OF PIPESTEM
Meet Julie at the Nature Center to learn about seven different mammals you may encounter at Pipestem and see their pelts. YPP
Friday, July 1, 2022
PAINT A SNAKE
Come to the Activity shelter behind the Nature Center to paint a wooden snake.
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Meet Bob at the Nature Center for a little exercise while hiking along the Dogwood Trail. (1 hour)
Meet Bob at the Nature Center. He will hand out a list of objects outside to look for in Nature. (1/2 – 1 hour) YPP
HUMMINGBIRDS: MAGIC IN THE AIR
Meet Julie at the Activity Shelter behind the Nature Center to talk about this amazing little bird and hopefully view some at the feeder. YPP
LIVE MUSIC at the Amphitheater
LONG POINT STRING BAND
The Long Point String Band is an Old-Time Acoustic “Neo-Traditional” outfit from southern WV. The band blends the authenticity of Old-Time Mountain Music, with the flair of bluegrass, regularly playing musical selections from West Virginia old-time and bluegrass pioneers.
Long Point String Band (LPSB) is a highly decorated group, consisting of the virtuosic stylings of Hunter Walker, Brian C. Bell, Lewis Prichard and Lars Swanson. The band released their debut, self-titled album in July, 2016. A collection of old-time, Appalachian tunes and band/festival favorites. Their debut album was met with success and positive feedback from top musicians of their genre. The Long Point String Band released their 2nd full length album “Piney Woods” in August, 2018. The 3rd offering from the LPSB, a live album, was released in May, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded live at the Weathered Ground Brewery in October, 2019, this album is a collection of old-time and bluegrass tunes that showcase each member of the band.
The concert is free to attend. Seating is available, however bringing a lawn chair or blanket is welcomed. Open to the public, enjoy great music at this Saturday string band concert.
Sunday, July 3, 2022
Join us at the Amphitheater for Sunday Service.
COUNTRY ROADS WALK
Meet Bob at Park Headquarters to walk along the road and into the woods to learn some pre-park history.
Meet Julie in the Activity Shelter behind the Nature Center for an evening of mothing. She will set up a white sheet and black light to see what moths will visit. Bring a flashlight and don’t forget your phone or camera to capture the moth moments. YPP
White-tailed Deer Fawn
A doe (mother deer) may leave their young (fawn) alone for long periods of time, sometimes hours or even all day. Even if you don’t see the doe nearby, fawns don’t need to be “rescued.” They are behaving as their mother told them. They are not lost or forgotten. Please give me some space and do not disturb me.
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