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Pipestem State Park Weekly Activities Schedule

May 20 - June 2, 2013 Nature Center Hours

Daily: 12:30pm ­ 4:30pm (304) 466-1800, Ext. 344

Amphitheater Shows! May 25, June 1 More at www.pipestemresort.com/schedule.html

Monday May 20 10:30 am Law Hollow Trail- Meet in the lobby of McKeever Lodge for this hike along Longbranch Lake and up the Law Hollow Trail where we will return to the lodge along the main road. (1 ½ hours) YPP 12:30 pm Nature Center Open ­ The Nature Center will be open till 4:30 pm

Tuesday May 21 9:00 am River Trek ­ Meet at the Canyon Rim Center for a hike down the River Trail to Mt. Creek Lodge. Please bring old shoes for wading the river. We will be riding the aerial tram back up to the Canyon Rim Center. Cost to ride the tram will be $2.00. (2 ½ - 3 hours) YPP 12:30 pm Nature Center Open ­ The Nature Center will be open till 4:30 pm

Wednesday May 22 11:00 am Pond Walk ­ Meet at the Nature Center for an easy stroll around an old farm pond where we will take a dip (with a net) and see what critters are out and about. (1 hour). YPP 12:30 pm Nature Center Open ­ The Nature Center will be open till 4:30 pm

Thursday May 23 11:00 am Tracks and More ­ Meet at the Nature Center for an easy stroll around the grounds to discover some of the signs animals leave behind. (1 hour) YPP 12:30 pm Nature Center Open ­ The Nature Center will be open till 4:30 pm

Friday May 24 10:00 am Brush Creek Falls Caravan ­ Meet in the Nature Center parking lot for Car caravan and short hike to one of the area's falls. (2 hours) YPP 12:30 pm Nature Center Open ­ The Nature Center will be open till 4:30 pm

Saturday May 25 8:30 am Bird Walk ­ Meet at the Canyon Rim Center for a walk around the grounds to find some of the birds that call the park home.(1 hour) YPP 10:00 am NPS Bluestone River Walk ­ Meet at Mountain Creek Lodge for this walk along the Bluestone River with a National Park Service Ranger (1 ½ hours allow 15 min for the tram ride down) YPP Nature Center Open ­ The Nature Center will be open till 4:30 pm. Tower Walk ­ Meet at the tower parking lot near the park entrance for this short walk up to the Bolar Lookout Tower for a great view of the surrounding area. (1 Hour) YPP

12:30 pm 1:00 pm

AMPHITHEATER SHOW! ­ May 25

8:00 pm East River Mountain Town Band ­ Come to the Amphitheater for a variety of music performed by a concert band of local musicians. (2 hours) Free admission

Sunday May 26 8:30 am Church Service ­ Join Pastor Mike Frank in the Maple Room at the McKeever Lodge. (¾ hour) 10:00 am Mountain Creek Walk ­ Meet on the patio of the Canyon Rim Center/Mountain Creek Lodge for this easy walk along the Bluestone

River where we will discuss some past and present pollution concerns as well as some of the plants and animals that call the area home. (1 hour)

Cost of the tram ride is $2.00 YPP 12:30 pm Nature Center Open ­ The Nature Center will be open till 4:30 pm.

Monday May 27 10:30 am Law Hollow Trail- Meet in the lobby of McKeever Lodge for this hike along Longbranch Lake and up the Law Hollow Trail where we will return to the lodge along the main road. (1 ½ hours) YPP 12:30 pm Nature Center Open ­ The Nature Center will be open till 4:30 pm.

Tuesday May 28 9:00 am River Trek ­ Meet at the patio of the Canyon Rim Center for this hike down into the Bluestone Gorge, across the Bluestone River, and finally back to Mountain Creek Lodge for a tram ride back up top to the Canyon Rim Trail to Mt. Creek Lodge. We will be riding the aerial tram back up to the Canyon Rim Center. Cost to ride the tram will be $2.00. (3 hours) YPP Bring old shoes for wading the river. Cool fun. 12:30 pm Nature Center Open ­ The Nature Center will be open till 4:30 pm.

Wednesday May 29 10:30 am Country Roads Walk ­ Meet at the Nature Center for a short walking introduction into the recent history of the park. (1 hour) YPP 12:30 pm Mini Golf Tournament Contest ­ Meet at the miniature golf course at the Recreation Center. Free Admission- Prizes will be awarded. (1 hour) Nature Center Open ­ The Nature Center will be open till 4:30 pm.

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Thursday May 30 10:00 am Tower Walk ­ Meet at the tower parking lot near the park entrance for this short walk up to the Bolar Lookout Tower for a great view of the surrounding area. (1 hour) YPP 2:00 pm Pond Walk ­ Meet at the Nature Center for this easy stroll around an old farm pond where we will take a dip (with a net) and see what kind of critters are out and about 1 hour). YPP Nature Center Open ­ The Nature Center will be open till 4:30 pm.

12:30 pm

Friday May 31 8:30 pm Movie Night ­ Bring your lawn chair or blanket behind the Campground Check ­In Station to watch the movie. The movie will be cancelled if weather does not permit. (1 ½ - 2 hours) Free admission. Snacks can be purchased at the Campground Store. Nature Center Open ­ The Nature Center will be open till 4:30 pm.

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Saturday June 1 10:00 am NPS Bluestone River Walk ­ Meet on the patio of Mountain Creek Lodge for a walk along the Bluestone river. Please allow 15 minutes for the tram ride down. Cost of the tram ride is $2.00. (1 ½ hours) YPP 10:00 am 10 mile Bluestone Turnpike Hike ­ At the turn around point of the NPS Bluestone River Walk, those wishing to participate in this hike will continue along the old Bluestone turnpike for 10 miles to Bluestone State Park where a shuttle will return you to Pipestem State Park. Wear good walking shoes and bring snacks and water. Please make reservations by calling 304-466-1800, ext.344, or come by the Nature Center to sign st up before 4:30 pm on Friday, May 31 . (5 hours) YPP Nature Center Open ­ The Nature Center will be open till 4:30 pm. Outdoor Pool Games Meet at the Outdoor pool to play pool games. Pool Admission $3.00 Adults /$2.00 for Children under 12 free.

12:30 pm 1:00pm

AMPHITHEATER SHOW! ­ June 1

8:00 pm The Little Mermaid ­ Come to the Amphitheater for this performance of The Little Mermaid by the Summers County KIDS (2hours) $6.00 Adults, $3.00 Children 6-12 years; Children 5 and under FREE

Sunday June 2 11:00 am Dogwood Hike ­ Meet at the Nature Center for a relatively easy half mile stroll through the woods. (45 minutes) YPP 12:30 pm Nature Center Open ­ The Nature Center will be open till 4:30 pm.

YPP stands for Young People for Parks. Kids 6-16 years of age are eligible for a patch and certificate after they attend three programs marked YPP. Check at the Nature Center for details.

304-466-1800 x 344 www.pipestemresort.com

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