Weekly Interpretive Programming
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, September 21
3:00 PM – MEET THE NEIGHBORS – Many different animals call the Breaks Interstate Park their home. Join us at the Visitor’s Center to discover what animals you might see when you’re out and about in the park and what you should do if you encounter them! FREE ACTIVITY
4:30 PM – LAKE TRAIL HIKE – Meet our Interpretive Staff at the Visitor’s Center to discover the different trees, flowers, and wildlife that come to life when spring is in full swing. The hike will take place on the Lake Trail, which is rated easy but does have up- and downhill walking. Please be aware that roots do cover parts of the trail. Closed-toed shoes are recommended. Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. FREE ACTIVITY
7:30 PM – WELCOME CAMPFIRE – There’s no better way to get the weekend started than with a campfire and some s’mores! Meet our Interpretive Staff at the Counts Cabin next to the Visitor’s Center to learn about the importance of fire for early Appalachian settlers and Native Americans compared to how fire serves us best in modern times. Don’t worry; we’ll have all the makings for s’mores waiting for you! Our campfires are a great opportunity for guests to be acquainted with the park. Feel free to ask our
Interpretive Staff about any other events or activities are available during your stay! FREE ACTIVITY
Saturday, September 22
1:30 PM – REDUCE, REUSE, & RECYCLE IN THE BREAKS (CRAFT) – Plastic bottles are abundant in our lives but instead of throwing them away, why not recycle them into something fun? Join our interpretive staff at the Visitor’s Center to learn about how trash affects nature around us, how beneficial recycling can be, before creating a neat ornament made from a water bottle! This activity is a craft! Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. FREE ACTIVITY
3:00 PM – BURY THE HATCHET – Native Americans used to use the breaks in the mountains as a prime hunting and foraging location. Meet our Interpretive Staff in the museum inside the Visitor’s Center to discover other tools Native Americans used to live off the land around us! One of those tools was the tomahawk, which was great for close combat. In modern times, tomahawk throwing has become quite the sport. Our staff will teach you the art of tomahawk throwing, and you’ll get the opportunity to see if you can hit the bullseye! Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. FREE ACTIVITY
4:30 PM – MEMORY ROCKS (CRAFT) – Taking a page out of The Kindness Rocks Project’s book, we want to give our guests the chance to get in touch with their creative side! Rocks have already been gathered, all you have to do is pick your favorite one, use the paint provided, and create a masterpiece! After the rocks are painted, go on a hike or take it with you on your next adventure for someone else to find. Join us at the Visitor’s Center to make new memories and leave with a rocky keepsake. FREE ACTIVITY
7:30 PM – BEAR AWARE CAMPFIRE – The Black Bear is native to Eastern North America and quite a few of them live right here in the park! Join our Interpretive Stage at the Interpretive Stage next to the basketball court in Campground B to learn how to be more bear aware and enjoy some s’mores. Our campfires are a great opportunity for guests to be acquainted with the park. Feel free to ask our Interpretive Staff about any other events or activities are available during your stay! FREE ACTIVITY
Sunday, September 23
1:30 PM – KERNEL OF TRUTH – Corn was a very influential and essential ingredient to people living in the Appalachian Mountains. Find out all the different ways it was used and other innovative machinery used back before the modern day in the Gristmill beside the Visitor’s Center. Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. FREE ACTIVITY
2:30 PM – LIFE OF THE EARLY APPALACHIAN – Back before this area was known as the Breaks Interstate Park, early Appalachian families lived a very different life than we do in today’s day and age. Meet at the Counts Cabin right behind the Visitor’s Center to discover how early settlers used to survive in the Appalachian Mountains, including typical cabin life, early farming equipment, and much more. Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. FREE ACTIVITY
On behalf of our staff, thank you for visiting us and we look forward to seeing you again!