As in previous years, the park is hosting a number of events throughout the summer months that are free to the community. Below is a sampling of activities you and your family can enjoy this week.
10:30 a.m. — Lake Shore Trash Bash: Make the park a cleaner, healthier environment. You’ll make a big difference for our Earth and for each of us who live here. Meet at the main bathhouse. Be prepared to get dirty!
4 p.m. — Seed Races: Wind, water and animals carry seeds of new trees and plants all across the land. Our “wind” can help, too. Meet at the Open Air Chapel to show off your “hot air” and plant some new life. Meet at the main bat house if it rains.
11:30 a.m. — Nature Poetry: Come enjoy “listening in” to some inspiring words about nature. Then amaze yourself by writing your own poem about the great outdoors. Bring your favorite poem if you’d like and meet at the Open Air Chapel or main bathhouse if it’s raining.
2 p.m. — Meet the Ducks: Are they more than “quacky communicators”? Observe duck sign language. Meet at the camp store, and we’ll stroll on down to the shore.
7 p.m. — Noisy Toys: How did the pioneer children make music or noise? Make your very own “musical” instrument with a few simple things from nature. Meet at the Open Air Chapel to create some beautiful music. In case of rain, meet at the main bathhouse.
8:30 a.m. — Yoga: Leave your troubles behind. Let’s clear our minds with some relaxing stretches and breathing exercises. Bring your yoga mat or blanket to the Open Air Chapel or main bathhouse if it’s raining.
2 p.m. — Junior Rangers Wildlife Shelters: Help our park become a better home for wildlife. You’ll make our land a fine habitat and begin to earn your Junior Ranger badge. Meet at the Open Air Chapel or main bathhouse if it’s raining.
8 p.m. — Sunset Hike: Watch the sun go down across the green hills. Drive to the camp store, and we’ll carpool. This is a short but rather steep hike. Bring a flashlight for the walk back down.
9 a.m. — Hike the Boneyard: Come explore a remote corner of Warriors Path, full of geologic discovery. This will be a challenging 2-3 mile hike, so be sure to wear comfortable clothes, good hiking shoes and bring some water. Drive to the camp store, and we’ll carpool.
11 a.m. — Hummingbird Feeders: Everyone loves to watch these tiny, speedy birds. You can get a much closer look if you offer them the right kind of snack. Meet at the main bathhouse to learn about the best plants for hummingbirds and how to make your own hummingbird feeder. Bring a half-liter soft drink bottle if you can.
7 p.m. — Old-Timey Games: Enjoy some good old fun. Try some games from the early settlement days of East Tennessee. Meet at the Open Air Chapel or main bathhouse if it’s raining.
9 a.m. — Worship Service: Enjoy a peaceful morning worship service at the Open Air Chapel or at the pool entrance if it is raining. The service is sponsored by Colonial Heights Baptist Church.
For the complete Summer in the Park schedule, visit tnstateparks.com/parks/about/warriors-path.