North Bend State Park’s Winter Wonder Weekend… January 20-22, 2017


North Bend State Park’s Winter Wonder Weekend is a wonder-ful tradition and a great way to have fun.  There are loads of activities for all ages to choose from, both indoors and outdoors.  The staff at North Bend always shows amazing creativity with decorations and activities related to their theme–I’m sure this year will be just as wonder-ful.

I will present the Friday evening program, “Trains and Nature.”


Cass Scenic Railroad (c) Ryan K.

The presentation will be followed by an ice cream social by the fireplace and a performance by Stepping Stone Band…music to sing along with or even dance to.  The final Friday night activity will be a winter walk led by Jan and me.  We may even try to call in some owls.
Saturday activities will include hikes (Jan and I will be on the 4-5 mile hike), crafts, bingo, and door prizes along with more entertaining speakers and refreshments. Courtesy of Cal and Sharon Malcom, the weekend will include a display of “Railways in Ritchie County”, a miniature circus with operating model trains, including trains representing the narrow gauge trains that operated in Ritchie County.

Potomac Eagle (c) Steve Shaluta Jr.


American Bald Eagle (c) Adam Jones

Whether you long for bygone days of hearing that lonesome whistle blow or are passionate about trains and their history, make North Bend State Park your whistle-stop and you will find Winter Wonder Weekend loaded with a variety of entertaining and informative experiences for all ages!
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