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Claytor Lake offering special programs in May

Claytor Lake State Park is offering several special programs during the month of May, including a chance to take mom for a walk on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12.

This Sunday, from 2-3 p.m., the public is invited to gather at the state park beach complex for a walk with a ranger to learn about the moms of nature. You’ll learn how rabbit moms only spend about two minutes per day with their young, among many other tidbits of interesting information.

The following weekend, on Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m., the state park will celebrate “National Kids to Parks Day” with a special program children will enjoy.

Bring your kids to the Interpretive Program campfire circle at Campground D to learn “Who lives in the forest’s natural nooks, and is often embraced in stories and books?  Why, Fairies of course!” Participants will take a nature hike to gather items to build a Fairy home.

Then kick off Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27, at the state park and learn about patriot items that can be found in nature. A “True Colors” table will be set up at the beach complex, displaying natural items that proudly display the colors of red, white and blue in honor of Memorial Day. Share stories of your own “naturally patriotic” finds at any of the park’s regularly scheduled programs and you’ll receive a prize to help show your support for Memorial Day.

For additional information on these or any other programs at Claytor Lake State Park, call 643-2500.

Posted May 7, 2013

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