Winter break is upon us and we’re all wondering what to do with the kids. The park naturalist at Pocahontas State Park has the perfect solution to every Mom’s dilemma on how to keep the kids occupied during winter break. Winter Rangers Mini-Camp is a program similar to the Junior Ranger program offered during the summer. Participants ages 6 to 12 will explore the winter forests, learn new outdoor skills, make crafts, have campfires and meet our friendly Nature Center animals. The mini-camp is held Monday, December 21st and Tuesday, December 22nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each child must bring a bag lunch and wear clothes appropriate for the weather. Cost is $30 per child. Prepayment is necessary. Please call the park office at 804-796-4255 to register.
For those of us who want to work off those extra pounds earned over the Christmas holiday the Pathways to the Past: Beaver Lake Trail hike will take place on Saturday, December 26th from 2 – 4 p.m. It’s a 2.5 mile moderate guided hike around Beaver Lake. We will enjoy the winter terrain and explore the history of the park. Cost is $2 per person or $6 for a family. No parking fees apply. For more information and to register, please call the park office at 804-796-4255.