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Winter Wonder Weekend

January 17, 2020 @ 1:01 am - January 19, 2020 @ 1:01 am

“Plant the Seeds” of fun, conservation and nature education to see how you grow at North Bend State Park in Cairo, WV. Join us at Winter Wonder Weekend for exciting and activity-filled days where you will enjoy winter activities like sled riding (weather permitting), winter hikes, tours of the local area, programs, crafts, games and entertainment.

Featured guest speakers include: Bill Beatty, a naturalist from Wellsburg, WV, will plant the seed of conservation during his Friday evening program about this wonderful place we know as “Almost Heaven” and what you can do to be conservation-minded mountaineers.

Geology underlies it all! presented by Ken Ashton of WV Geological and Economic Survey on Saturday evening will plant the seed of geologic history and how WV became wild and wonderful.

Doug Wood, a master naturalist and all-round conservationist will plant the seed of nature eduction on Sunday with his presentation on the old growth forest found in North Bend State Park.

Reservation Information:
Reservations for two nights lodging in either North Bend Lodge or a cabin, five delicious meals and a registration fee, which includes crafts, door prizes and all weekend activities included in the package range can be made by calling or emailing Wendy Greene at 304-558-2754 or wendy.l.greene@wv.gov. Chose between two-, three-, and four-bedroom cabins which are fully equipped for housekeeping and accommodate parties of 4-8 individuals at full occupancy, as available. If you have three of fewer adults staying in a cabin or have pets, please call 304-558-2754 for the cost based on the number in your party. Registration/reservation should be completed before January 10, 2020.

Friday activities include registration from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. craft, 4:00 p.m. hike, 6:00 p.m. dinner buffet and 7:00 p.m. program – “Plant a seed, Treat it with Care.” Dessert contest and winter walk round out the evening.

Following breakfast on Saturday, there’s a winter hike, Trip to Arlo’s Antique and Flea Market and Martin’s Market, Shadow Box Craft, trip to Cliff’s Museum of Car Memorabilia and Berdine’s Five ‘n Dime, and bingo. Following dinner, enjoy Geology program and live band Stepping Stone and a popcorn bar. Stargazing rounds out the evening.

Winter Wonder Weekend is a fee-based event.

Breakfast is bolstered with a farewell program about old growth forests in West Virginia and North Bend. Registration should occur by January 10, 2020 and all registration is completed by Wendy Greene at 304-558-2754.

Check out our special extend your stay offer on lodging for the holiday weekend.

Bonus! Sunday afternoon finds Ostenaco! Cherokee warrior, a History Alive program at 2:00 p.m. that is open to the public without charge. This program is made possible by WV Humanities Council.



January 17, 2020 @ 1:01 am
January 19, 2020 @ 1:01 am