Weekly Interpretive Programming

 

Our Interpretive Staff

Carl Mullins: Park Naturalist/Historian

Special Note:  We welcome day visitors and lodge guests to attend programs held in the campground, but we ask that you park at the Water Park and make the short walk to the interpretive stage as there is no available guest parking in the campground.  Thank you.

 

 
Friday, June 23
10:30 AM – NATURE HIKE: “HIKING THE RIM OF THE CANYON”– This is a walking trail with frequent grade changes. Continuous views of the canyon can be seen along this trail. Many of the cliffs are without railings, so small children must be closely watched. Please wear appropriate closed-toe footwear. Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. FREE ACTIVITY.
 
11:00 AM – TIME WARP – Meet Carl, our park historian, at the Visitor Center to learn about the lifestyle of the early settlers in this region. Tour an actual log cabin home, and get hands-on experience grinding cornmeal at a working gristmill. FREE ACTIVITY
 
2:00 PM – SNAKES OF BREAKS PARK – See our presentation and live snakes program where you’ll learn facts and folklore of the different species of snakes found in the park. Meet Park Naturalist Carl at the Visitor Center FREE ACTIVITY
 
3:00 PM – ANIMAL TRACKER BANDANNAS – Every type of animal in the park is unique, and each track tells a story. Meet our Interpreter at the Campground to learn how to identify animals by their tracks, and learn how the animals live by looking at their tracks. You’ll get to make a bandanna of your very own featuring your favorite animal’s track! COST IS $3.00 PER PERSON
 
4:00 PM – TOMAHAWK THROWING – Tomahawks were early tools used by pioneer settlers and Native Americans for general duties around camp like cutting firewood and processing game. Often when a day’s duties were done, everyone would get together for a friendly competition of tomahawk throwing. Our staff will teach you the art of tomahawk throwing and you’ll get the opportunity to throw a few yourself. Meet at the Visitor Center to learn this skill! Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. FREE ACTIVITY
 
7:30 PM – WELCOME CAMPFIRE – The Welcome Campfire is an opportunity to become acquainted with the park. You can ask questions about the park’s facilities and activities, and meet your fellow campers. Meet us at the Campground Interpretive Stage next to the Basketball Court and bring an appetite — we’ll have all of the makings for s’mores! FREE ACTIVITY
 
Saturday, June 24
9:30 AM – MORNING BIRDING TRIP – Have you ever seen a bird in your yard and wondered what species it was? Meet Kelly for a walk to visit the many bird species that call Breaks Interstate Park home. You’ll learn to visually identify various birds, by sight as well as song! Meet at the Visitor Center and you will begin your search for the birds that live here. FREE ACTIVITY
 
10:30 AM – NATURE HIKE ON THE LOOP TRAIL – One of the more interesting and easy trails in the park. We make a loop and walk through groves of Rhododendrons and probably the most Mountain Laurel found in any other place in the park. You’ll also have the opportunity to see the tunnel going through the Towers at the Tower Tunnel Overlook. Please wear appropriate closed-toe footwear. Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. FREE ACTIVITY
 
2:30 PM – HOMEMADE BIRD FEEDER CRAFT – Birds can be seen during spring and summer looking for food, but when winter comes and food resources begin to dwindle, it can be good to offer them some help as they make their way south for the winter. Our staff will be at the Campground, along with all of the supplies needed to make a bird feeder to help the birds around your house. COST IS $1.00 PER PERSON
 
4:00 PM – TOMAHAWK THROWING – Tomahawks were early tools used by pioneer settlers and Native Americans for general duties around camp like cutting firewood and processing game. Often when a day’s duties were done, everyone would get together for a friendly competition of tomahawk throwing. Our staff will teach you the art of tomahawk throwing and you’ll get the opportunity to throw a few yourself. Meet at the Visitor Center to learn this skill! Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. FREE ACTIVITY
 
7:00 PM – BLUEGRASS SHOW – “South Mountain Boys” will perform at the Amphitheater. FREE ADMISSION
 
Sunday, June 25
11:00 AM – NATURE HIKE ON THE GEOLOGICAL TRAIL – Meet at the Stateline Overlook parking to begin this hike, which will take you on the Ridge Trail, though the Notches, and down the Geological trail before looping back to Stateline Overlook. This trail is rated moderate to difficult with some steep up- and downhill walking. There are also some narrow and rocky areas, and sometimes wet areas on the trail. Please wear appropriate closed-toe footwear. Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. FREE ACTIVITY
 
1:00 PM – ANIMAL TRACKER BANDANNAS – Every type of animal in the park is unique, and each track tells a story. Meet our Interpreter at the Campground to learn how to identify animals by their tracks, and learn how the animals live by looking at their tracks. You’ll get to make a bandanna of your very own featuring your favorite animal’s track! COST IS $3.00 PER PERSON
 
2:00 PM – TOMAHAWK THROWING – Tomahawks were early tools used by pioneer settlers and Native Americans for general duties around camp like cutting firewood and processing game. Often when a day’s duties were done, everyone would get together for a friendly competition of tomahawk throwing. Our staff will teach you the art of tomahawk throwing and you’ll get the opportunity to throw a few yourself. Meet at the Visitor Center to learn this skill! Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. FREE ACTIVITY
 
3:30 PM – HOMEMADE BIRD FEEDER CRAFT – Birds can be seen during spring and summer looking for food, but when winter comes and food resources begin to dwindle, it can be good to offer them some help as they make their way south for the winter. Our staff will be at the Campground, along with all of the supplies needed to make a bird feeder to help the birds around your house. COST IS $1.00 PER PERSON


On behalf of our staff, thank you for visiting us and we look forward to seeing you again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This page is dedicated to weekly programming provided by our interpretive staff. For information about annual park events, click here.