Everyone is invited to the annual Cranberry Fun Day Saturday, July 29, from noon to 4 p.m. at Monongahela National Forest’s Cranberry Mountain Nature Center.
The day kicks off with a celebration of Smokey Bear’s 79th birthday at noon, with cake and punch. Be sure to get your picture taken with Smokey Bear. After lunch, join in nature activities and programs, such as learning about native fish and how firefighters put out wildland fires. During your visit, you will also have an opportunity to make an ornament for the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree. Roy Moose will present “Snakes of West Virginia” at 1 and 3 p.m. All activities are free.
“The Cranberry Fun Day is just that, a lot of fun!” said Diana Stull, Cranberry Mountain Nature Center Director. “Come early, bring a picnic lunch and spend the whole day. It’s enjoyable for all ages!”
The nature center is located 14 miles west of Marlinton and 23 miles east of Richwood at the intersection of State Route 39/55 and Forest Road 150 (Highland Scenic Highway). The nature center is open Thursday through Monday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through fall. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
For more information call the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center at 304-653-4826.