National Kids to the Park Day
From scavenger hunts to critter crawls, there’s something for everyone this National Kids to Parks Day.
9 a.m. – A Gawk in the Woods Join the interpreter on a scavenger hunt to find all of the colors, shapes and sizes that are found in nature. How many will you find? Meet at the Visitor Center. Free
11 a.m. – Critter Crawl What’s under that rock? We’ll search the creek for underwater creatures and explain their roles in the environment. Wear closed-toed shoes and expect to get wet. Meet at the Stock Creek Recreation Area. Free
1 p.m. – Stock Creek Passage* View the tunnel from the inside out. This strenuous walk will include crossing creeks and rocks, just like the early adventurers. *Pre-registration required. Cost: $5/person. Meet at the Stock Creek Recreation Area.
3 p.m. – Wildlife Olympics How would you stand in competition with the wildlife of Virginia? Each animal has a special adaptation making them some of the most elite athletes in the world. Meet at the playground area at Cove View Campground. Free