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Weekend Activities at Blackwater Falls

October 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

The weekend is brimming with activities and programs at Blackwater Falls. The nature center is the starting point, unless indicated. Join us this weekend.

FRIDAY, October 22, 2021
Blackwater Falls Nature Center is opened from 9:00 a.m. . to 4:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m.
Autumn Hike– Caution! The Forest is at Work
Join Naturalist Madeline at the trailhead of Davis Trail (old Petting Zoo) for a walk along a section of three trails with short I interpretive stops along the way. About 2 hours. 2 miles. YPP

11:00 a.m.
First Snow in the Woods Nature Film & Craft
Nature Center Host Brittany welcome you to attend a kid friendly film about a worried scarecrow in a pumpkin patch as he watches animals prepare for the winter. About 35 minutes. YPP

11:40 a.m.
Create a Scarecrow Craft
Let’s use construction paper and imagination to create a scarecrow to hand up in your window. Free.

1:30 p.m.
Life in Pendleton Lake
Learn about some different fish species found in the lake and other critters that live at or visit the lake. About 1 hour. Little walking. YPP

SATURDAY, October 23, 2021
The nature center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m.
Rockin’ on the Trail of Geology
Meet at Pendleton Point Overlook Salt Sands Sign to ramble deeper into the rocks, terrain and perhaps fossils that make Blackwater Falls State Park. About 1 hour. YPP Learn about WV Highway Historical Marker Program in the Book Signs of the Times.

11:00 a.m.
Halloween Movie

1:00 p.m.
Let’s Talk Turkey
This program is about the wild turkey and how they became a success story for conservation. About 45 minutes. YPP

1:45 p.m.
Turkey Suncatcher Craft
Make a colorful suncatcher window decoration for Thanksgiving. Craft fee: $1.00

2:00 p.m.
Bird Migration Game
We’re outside at the fenced tennis court for a fun game where you live the life of a bird during migration. Fun for all ages. YPP

SUNDAY, October 24, 2021
The nature center is open from 9:00 a.m. . to 4:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m.
Litterbug Challenge
Let’s help Madelene clean up our park. Gloves and trash bags provided. Return completed list by 3:00 p.m. to earn a small prize from our prize box. YPP

11:30 a.m.
Paint a Bank Craft
We’re going to paint a turtle or pig to hold your cold cash. Craft fee: $3.00

1:00 p.m.
Fall Foliage Hike
Join us to take a walk along Balsam Fir trail . About 1.5 miles, 90 minutes. Bundle up or wear layers cause the weather may be chipper or cold. YPP

2:30 p.m.
Paint a Leaf Craft
Fun sitting and crafting in the nature center. What better craft than a leaf at this time of year.
Craft fee: $2.00

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October 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am
October 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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