Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

July 9, 2013

Canoe float, kickball kick off park’s events schedule

Cumberland Mountain State Park Naturalists Kelsey Whitefield and Justin Williams will be hosting several programs throughout the week. All programs are considered PG-13, which means parental guidance is recommended.

Wednesday, July 10

9 a.m. — Canoe Float: Meet at the boat dock to begin the day with a nice relaxing cruise around the lake and learn some of the history behind its creation. Please sign up at the boat dock.

11 a.m. — Kickball: Bring your friends and family to the softball field and meet the naturalists for a fun game of kickball.

Thursday, July 11

9 a.m. — Let’s Go Fishing!: Meet Whitefield and Williams at the wooden dock below the restaurant to join them as they try and catch the big one. Poles and bait will be provided, but feel free to bring your own gear if you would like. Don’t forget to bring the sunscreen and water.

11 a.m. — Pool T-shirt Relay: This game starts out like any other relay race. So what makes this relay race different? The wet T-shirt. Join them at the pool for a relay race like no other that is fun for all ages. 

1 p.m. — Watermelon Eating Contest: Bring your appetite and meet the naturalists at the restaurant terrace for a tasty competition. Watermelons will be provided, but please wear clothes that you don’t care to get messy.

3 p.m. — Nature Hike: Meet at the restaurant terrace and join the naturalists for a hike on the Cumberland Plateau Trail. Don’t forget to bring water and wear sturdy shoes.

Friday, July 12

8 a.m. — Canoe Float: Meet at the boat dock to begin the day with a nice relaxing cruise around the lake and learn some of the history behind its creation. Please sign up at the boat dock.

11 a.m. — WHOooo Knows: Meet at the restaurant terrace for a presentation with MacKenzie the Barred Owl and Trillium the Screech Owl to clear up those myths and facts about owls, learn why owls are good hunters and discover their amazing anatomy.

1 p.m. — Ultimate Frisbee: Join the naturalists at the softball field for a great afternoon game of ultimate frisbee. This is a wonderful time for the whole family.

3 p.m. — Festivities in the Field: Bring the whole family and join us at the ball field near shelter 1 for a relay race including wheelbarrow race, 3-legged race, egg toss, super soak race, and more! Please wear clothes that you do not care to get messy.

8 p.m. — Movie in the Park: Grab a blanket or your favorite lawn chair and hurry down to the outdoor amphitheater for a movie in the park. They will show be showing A Bug's Life on the projector screen. Pack a picnic dinner or a favorite snack and bring the entire family!

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