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Beech Fork events this week

Jul. 17, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

BARBOURSVILLE -- Here's a look at this week's schedule of events for Beech Fork State Park, located just about 10 miles south of Huntington and Barboursville.

Here's the weekly activities through Sunday, July 21, put together by Jason Bryant, Beech Fork State Park Naturalist

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. -- Corn Hole and Bocce Ball sets at the boat docks for anyone who would like to come out.

THURSDAY, JULY 18: 5 p.m. -- Meet at the Dock for a Paddle Boat Race, each boat must have someone over 16 years old on board. There will be free ice cream for the boat that comes in first.

FRIDAY, JULY 19: 6 p.m. -- Hay ride: Meet at the Park Headquarters/ Camper's Corner. All ages welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

SATURDAY, JULY 20:

1 p.m. -- Lost Trail Hike: A great hike for those looking for a good workout or to really get into the park flora and fauna. This trail offers great views and is very diverse in its flora. Meet at the Moxley Branch bathhouse, just look for the naturalist in uniform with a back pack. Be sure to bring water and good footwear, this hike is about 3.5 miles.

4 to 5 p.m. -- Bocce Ball and Cornhole: Come out and join the naturalist in a game of cornhole or bocce ball.

5:30 p.m. -- Nature Trail Investigation: Go see what you can find along the Nature Trail. They will take bug examination boxes, a favorite for the kids, and hopefully catch some cool critters. Meet the park naturalist at Camper's Corner.

8 to 9 p.m. -- Fire Building and Marshmallow Roast: Meet at the campfire circle near the Overlook Trail. Anyone interested in seeing how a fire can be built without the use of matches or a lighter? The naturalist will be using a flint starter. There will be free marshmallows, right after they get the fire built.

1 p.m. -- Moxley Branch Stream Investigation: Meet the naturalist by the Moxley Branch Bathhouse and take a short walk to the stream, where folks will get our feet wet and see what critters are hiding in there.

3 p.m. -- Lost Trail Hike: A great hike for those looking for a good workout or to really get into the park flora and fauna. This trail offers great views and is very diverse in its flora. Meet at the Moxley Branch bathhouse. Be sure to bring water and good footwear, this hike is about 3.5 miles.

6 p.m. -- Nature Trail Hike: Let's go see what can be found along the Nature Trail. They will take bug examination boxes, a favorite for the kids, and hopefully catch some cool critters. Meet the park naturalist at Camper's Corner.

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