Cumberland Mountain State Park Naturalists Kelsey Whitefield and Justin Williams will be hosting several programs July 17-20. All programs are considered PG-13, which means parental guidance is recommended.
Wednesday July 17
9 a.m. — Let’s Go Fishing!: Meet at the fishing dock behind 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. — Homestead Tower Museum: Meet outside the park office to carpool over to the Historic Homestead Tower to learn some of the area's rich history. Get a bird’s eye view of the homesteads as you climb to the top of the tower! Cost for children ages 6-12 is $2 each and $4 for adults. Don’t forget to bring money for old-timey souvenirs.
1 a.m. — Pinecone Birdfeeders!: Meet the naturalists at Shelter 3 to make a tasty treat for their feathery friends. You can hang them at your camp site and watch the birds flock.
Thursday, July 18
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. — Snakes Alive!: Love them or hate them... everyone is fascinated by those interesting reptiles known as snakes. Join them at the restaurant terrace and learn all about snakes up-close and personal. This program features live animals as well as educational props to highlight interesting adaptations, lifestyles and habits of snakes.
1 p.m. — Big Splash: Join the naturalists at the pool entrance for the big splash competition. Make sure to wear sunscreen as well as appropriate clothing for the pool. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be awarded.
2 p.m. — Scavenger Hunt: Meet the naturalists at the restaurant terrace for a list of fun things to find around the area. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest gatherers.