Upcoming Natural Tunnel Events
“Field Trips to Natural Tunnel State Park”
February 27 – June 1, 2017
Natural Tunnel State Park is a great place to learn about local history, culture, and the environment. The park can provide a variety of programs for your school group. Email Megan Krager for a list of field trip opportunities. Cost for field trips depend on the program. Natural Tunnel is accepting reservations for spring field trips to the park. For more information you can call (276) 940-1643.
“11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt”
April 15, 2017 2 p.m.
Calling all kids!!! Come see what the Easter Bunny has left at Natural Tunnel State Park. There will be thousands of eggs to hunt filled with a variety of prizes. There are five age groups for the hunt: Toddler – 2; 3-4; 5-7; 8-10; and 11-15. All hunts will start at the same time in the Picnic Area. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the Egg Hunt begins. Do not forget an Easter Basket or bag to collect eggs with. A free lunch will follow the hunt at shelter #5. Sponsored by the Rye Cove Community Church, Rye Cove Community Church Women, and Three Bells United Methodist Church Women. For more information call the park office at (276) 940-2674. This is a free program. http://tinyurl.com/zz65fst
“Frontier Muster and Trade Faire”
April 29, 2017 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 30, 2017 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Frontier Muster and Trade Faire will celebrate the end of a long, harsh winter and the renewal of hope that comes with the arrival of spring on the Southwestern Virginia frontier in 1775. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about and observe the skills that were necessary for day-to-day survival in the last half of the 18th century on the frontier. The spinning and weaving of wool, and the processing of raw flax into linen will be demonstrated all day, along with open fire pit cooking, soap making, blacksmithing, tanning animal hides, and all day visits to the Wilderness Road Blockhouse. The Scott County Horse Association will provide a period horse race Saturday. Later Saturday afternoon there will be a Frontier Fundraiser Auction for the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association. On Sunday, join members of the Association for a Frontier Worship Service followed by a social. This program is provided by the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association. For a schedule of events log onto www.danielboonetrail.com. Parking for Saturday is $4 per vehicle. http://tinyurl.com/hsef7t7
“21st Annual Kids Fishing Day”
April 29, 2017 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fishing helps kids discover nature. Help kids (3-12 years) get hooked on the thrill of fishing. Throughout the day there will be several programs taking place. Programs consist of archery and bb gun competition. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Fishing starts at 12 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m. What the kids catch they can take home with them. Fishing equipment and bait are not supplied. This is a free program. Parking for this event will be in the picnic area and a shuttle bus will be provided. All state trout regulations apply. For more information call (276) 940-2674.