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Winter Solstice at Blackwater Falls

December 20, 2019 @ 1:01 am - December 21, 2019 @ 1:01 am

Enjoy winter at Blackwater Falls. The Nature Center is open from 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. We’ll have a fire in the fireplace, rocking chairs to encourage you to linger longer.

FRIDAY, December 20, 2019

Activities
10:30 a.m. Cranberry Woods Walk Meet the naturalist in Gentle Trail Parking Area for a walk along a section of Yellow Birch Trail. Walk beneath the Eastern Hemlock and Red Spruce trees as we explore a northern coniferous forest. Also, view a mountain bog where wild cranberries grow. About 70 minutes, one mile. Trail includes roots, rocks and wet areas. Sturdy shoes recommended.

At the Nature Center
11:00 a.m. First Snow in the Woods Children’s Nature Film and Finger-painting. About 40 minutes.
2:00 p.m. Geology Craft- $1.18 + tax.
2:30 p.m. Sands of Time Meet naturalist for an introduction to the geology of the area. Massive sandstones formed millions of years ago are largely responsible for the high falls and deep gorge of the Blackwater River. About 45 minutes.

SATURDAY, December 21, 2019

Nature Center is open from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Holiday Themed Crafts Activities will be offered during operational hours. Stop by and create a memory.

Strolls and Walks

7:00 a.m. Winter Solstice Walk A farewell to fall. Join the park naturalist on the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Meet at Pendleton Point Overlook.

5:00 p.m. Winter Solstice Night Hike A farewell to Fall. Welcome Winter. Join the park Naturalist on the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere for this night of fun night-themed activities and end with a campfire to sing Christmas Carols. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Details

Start:
December 20, 2019 @ 1:01 am
End:
December 21, 2019 @ 1:01 am