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.
September 6th – 8th
Friday, September 6th
3:00 PM – MEET THE NEIGHBORS – Many different animals call the Breaks Interstate Park their home and there are even more friendly wildlife neighbors residing in Laurel Lake. Join us at the Visitor’s Center to discover what critters you might see if you’re spending the day out on the water! Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. FREE ACTIVITY
4:30 PM – LAKE TRAIL HIKE – Meet our Interpretive Staff at the Visitor’s Center to discover how the different trees, flowers, and wildlife that come to life as summer approaches. 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
Saturday, September 7th
1:00 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
3:00 PM – NATURE’S TREASURE HUNT: GEOCACHING 101 – Who doesn’t like a good treasure hunt? Learn how to use the Global Positioning System (GPS) or a free downloadable app for smartphones to look for hidden containers called geocaches within the park. Join our Interpretive Staff at the Visitor’s Center for a short hike to learn how to get involved in this free outdoor recreational activity that you can participate in all over the world! Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. FREE ACTIVITY
7:30 PM – “TRUTH OR LIE” CAMPFIRE – Are you a game player? Join our Interpretive Staff at the Interpretive Stage next to the basketball court in Camp Ground B to play an interactive game called “Truth or Lie?” Fascinating facts about the park’s animal inhabitants will be used to play the game. Come and pit your knowledge against our staff! And, of course, there’ll be time to enjoy some s’mores. Our campfires are a great opportunity for guests to become acquainted with the park. Feel free to ask our Interpretive Staff about any other events or activities during your stay. Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. FREE ACTIVITY
Sunday, September 8th
1:00 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
3:00 PM – CHESTNUT RIDGE HIKE – Join us on one of our most informative hikes available in the park! Get a chance to see the Stateline Overlook and enjoy a short hike that’ll give all of our guests some insight on the different trees, wildlife, and cultural moments that continue to impact the park today. Meet our Interpretive Staff at the Stateline Overlook parking lot for this easy-rated trail. There is up- and downhill walking so please wear appropriate shoes. 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!