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Valentine Weekend at Blackwater Falls

February 12, 2021 - February 14, 2021

It’s a sweet weekend to hike and enjoy activities offered at Blackwater Falls State Park. Unless indicated otherwise, all activities are at the Nature Center. Nature Center is open from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Friday, February 12, 2021

10:30 a.m. Winter Weeds & More Walk
Join the park naturalist to stroll along a section of Pendleton Lake looking for winter weeds and anything else that appears interesting. 1/2 mile. If needed, Snowshoe rentals available at Sled Run. YPP

12:30 p.m. Life in the Cold
For many wild animals, winter is a difficult time. Quite a few animals don’t make it through the winter. They die because of the scarcity of food, cold temperatures and deep snow. However, some individuals of each species must survive the winter for that species to continue. How do some survive? Join the park naturalist, Paulita, to hear how some Blackwater Falls animals survive the cold. YPP

1:30 p.m. Survival Bracelet Craft
Let’s make a survival cord using a compass/flint and steel clasp and paracord. Craft fee: $3.00

2:30 p.m. Winter Survival Basics
Survival can be difficult at any time of the year but winter with cold temperatures, frozen water and deep snow provides unique challenges. This short session will provide students an introduction to fundamental tools needed for basic outdoor survival skills. YPP

Saturday, February 13, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Tie Dye Shirt Craft
Join the recreation assistants, Brittany and Aspen, to make a souvenir black or white t-shirt. Indoors. Craft fee: $10.00 adults, $8.00 Youth. Limited Supplies on first-come basis.

11:00 a.m. Stories in the Sky
Join park naturalist, Paulita, to learn about some of the winter constellations and more. Look up at night to discover another aspect of Blackwater Falls – night sky! YPP

1:30 p.m. Into the Forest
Join the park naturalist to walk along Balsam Fir Trail. About 70 minutes. 1.5 miles. If needed, Snowshoe rentals available at Sled Run. YPP

3:00 p.m. Make a Valentine & Movie
Enjoy a timeless classic film about a young prince of the forest and his friends while creating a Valentine Day card. Rated G. About 1 hour.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine Day!!!

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Tie Dye an Ornament with Brittany and Aspen at the nature center. Craft fee: $4.00

1:00 p.m. Fireside Chat
“Night Yips, Hoots & Howls” with park naturalist, Paulita. About 1 hour. YPP

2:30 p.m. Fun in the Snow
The gals of recreation and Park Naturalist invites you to have some outdoor fun. What fun will we have outdoors? Join us to find out what fun we have planned. About 1 hour. YPP

Monday, February 15, 2021

Nature Center Open is open from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. today.

Happy President’s Day!!

10:00 a.m. Suncatchers
Paint a pre-designed snowflake for your window. Craft fee: $1.00

Blackwater Falls Sled Run is operating Thursday – Sunday and on Mondays that fall on a holiday. Ticket sales are online.

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February 12, 2021
February 14, 2021


Blackwater Falls State Park
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