Sunday, February 10, 2013

February Fun at Cacapon

Cacapon State Park, in Berkeley Springs, has a variety of activities for winter weekend enjoyment.  Some of the free Saturday activities:

Feb 16: The CCC boys left a legacy that can still be enjoyed all over West Virginia in the forests they planted and parks they helped to build.  Meet the naturalist at the Nature Center at 1:30pm to watch a movie, "A Look in the Past."  Cacapon Resort is an example of CCC construction and many structures built at Camp Morgan remain in use today.

"Birrrds of Winter Hike" is a cool play on words for a 2:30pm bird walk.  Meet the naturalist at the Nature Center to discover who may be around this time of year while enjoying the natural landscape of the Laurel Trail (about 2 miles with a few hills).

"Solutiion for Cold Hands" at 4:30pm teaches attendees how to make a set of hand warmers perfect to put into your pockets.  The 30-minutes craft is at the Nature Center.

Feb 23: Winder Wonderland Hike at 10:30am.  Meet the naturalist at the Nature Center to explore the natural and historic landscape of the Ridge Trail (about 1.5 miles with a few hills).

Pileated Woodpecker Craft invites young naturalists and adults to the Nature Center to make a pileated woodpecker, one of the most frequently seen majestic wookpeckers at Cacapon.

History Stroll is a walk to see various CCC Camp Morgan structures that were built at Cacapon.  Meet the naturalist at the Nature Center at 2pm to learn more about the Civilian Conservation Corps.  This will be an easy 1 mile walk through the park.

"Bear Necessities" is an educational program to learn about a bear's life.  Join naturalist Renee Fincham in the Nature Center at 3:30pm to view a video on different species of bears and their necessities. 

Cacapon State Park info: or 304-258-1022.

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