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Things to Do

June 17, 2019 @ 1:01 am - June 20, 2019 @ 1:01 am

There are plenty of free things to do when visiting North Bend State Park. Join Ken Zebo, Maddy Shaffer and Christian Hall for one or all of these planned activities.

Monday, June 17
10:00 a.m. – Powerful Pollinators
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Nature Center Open
2:30 p.m. – Hibbs Cemetery Trail
5:00 p.m. – Silly Putty

Tuesday, June 18
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Nature Center Open
2:00 p.m. – Venom and Poison
4:00 p.m. – Nature Scavenger Hunt
5:00 p.m. – Shuffleboard Game

Wednesday, June 19
11:00 a.m. – All About Trees
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Nature Center Open
4:00 p.m. – Tracks and Scat
6:00 p.m. – Sand Art

Thursday, June 20 – West Virginia Day!
11:00 a.m. – West Virginia’s Birthday Party – Celebrate the 156th birthday of West Virginia with a deck party. Lawn games, a birthday party with cake, traditional Dutch oven cooking, and civil war era reenactors will be part of this historic event. Take part in the revelry and take pride in being a mountaineer, even if you’re just visiting! The party will take place on the deck of the lodge. (2 hours)

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Nature Center Open – Come inside to enjoy arts and crafts and a chance to meet some of our wildlife friends. Take a look around and marvel at the mysteries of nature.

5:00 p.m. – Plant Pounding – Search out your leaves and preserve them on cloth in this nature themed craft. Pound in designs, colors, and shapes to create your masterpiece. A great souvenir of your time at North Bend! We will meet at the Nature Center. (1 hour) YPP

7:00 p.m. – Tunnel 13 Trail History Hike – Experience the great outdoors with a spice of history mixed in. The trail is flat and easy to walk on, following an old railroad line leading to the North Bend Rail Trail and Tunnel 13. Learn about railroad and local history along with plants and wildlife throughout the hike. We will meet at the Nature Center. (1 – 1.5 hours, 1.5 miles) YPP

For full details, stop at the lodge and pick up a schedule or visit North Bend State Park Foundation Facebook page.

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June 17, 2019 @ 1:01 am
June 20, 2019 @ 1:01 am