Couple riding Segway scooters in the spring
 
Dogwood Canyon Activities
Dogwood Canyon has plenty of engaging activities to participate in while you explore the park. 
Find the dates, times, locations and general information for these Activities below.
Green Activities are free with park admission. Those in Blue are free with any Adventure purchase.

Guests looking for Dogwood Canyon Adventures, click here.


*Green activities are included with park admission.
*Blue activities are included with any paid adventure.


 


July 2018 Activities
See Calendar above for Dates and Times of Activities

Nature & Conservation Programs

Join us in the Nature & Conservation Center classroom for a short hands-on nature program and create your own nature craft to take home!

Discovery Stations

Our stations provide a casual, yet engaging educational opportunity for families and children to learn about nature through hands-on crafts, activities and tabletop displays. This activity is complimentary. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Trailside Science Stations

Be sure to stop by our trailside activity stations while you’re out in the canyon! The stations feature a rotation of wildlife artifacts, table top activities and information about plants and wildlife in the park. Talk with our knowledgeable staff and learn something new about the natural wonders that call this place home.

Foraging in the Ozarks

Join us for a mosey around the canyon to learn about wildflowers, edible and medicinal plants, and a bit about local archaeology. Bring binoculars if you have them, as there’s always a possibility to see beautiful songbirds and other Ozarks wildlife!

Wood Carving Demos

Watch master craftsman Dan Binkley at work as he turns raw wood into art and tool.

Live Animal Encounters

Presented by Wonders of Wildlife, get up close and learn about birds of prey and animals like snakes, hedgehogs, owls, hawks and more!

Stone-Age Survival Skills

See demonstrations of flint knapping, friction fire, cordage and other tools, weapons and clothing employed by our prehistoric ancestors. 

Forest Explorers Guided Hike

Come along as we explore each layer of the forest from the floor to the canopy in this hands-on nature hike! All supplies are provided including binoculars, magnifying glasses, tweezers and butterfly nets.

STORYWALK Hike Add a little adventure to your nature hike along our Hickory Ridge Trail with Dogwood Canyon StoryWalk®. StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story (a deconstructed book, page by page) along a popular walking route in the community. StoryWalk was conceived as a way to inspire parents, teachers and caregivers to take young children outdoors to combine physical activity with learning. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

August 2018 Activities
See Calendar above for Dates and Times of Activities

Nature & Conservation Programs

Join us in the Nature & Conservation Center classroom for a short hands-on nature program and create your own nature craft to take home!

Discovery Stations

Our stations provide a casual, yet engaging educational opportunity for families and children to learn about nature through hands-on crafts, activities and tabletop displays. This activity is complimentary. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Trailside Science Stations

Be sure to stop by our trailside activity stations while you’re out in the canyon! The stations feature a rotation of wildlife artifacts, table top activities and information about plants and wildlife in the park. Talk with our knowledgeable staff and learn something new about the natural wonders that call this place home.

Foraging in the Ozarks

Join us for a mosey around the canyon to learn about wildflowers, edible and medicinal plants, and a bit about local archaeology. Bring binoculars if you have them, as there’s always a possibility to see beautiful songbirds and other Ozarks wildlife!

Wood Carving Demos

Watch master craftsman Dan Binkley at work as he turns raw wood into art and tool.

Live Animal Encounters

Presented by Wonders of Wildlife, get up close and learn about birds of prey and animals like snakes, hedgehogs, owls, hawks and more!

Stone-Age Survival Skills

See demonstrations of flint knapping, friction fire, cordage and other tools, weapons and clothing employed by our prehistoric ancestors. 

Forest Explorers Guided Hike

Come along as we explore each layer of the forest from the floor to the canopy in this hands-on nature hike! All supplies are provided including binoculars, magnifying glasses, tweezers and butterfly nets.

STORYWALK Hike Add a little adventure to your nature hike along our Hickory Ridge Trail with Dogwood Canyon StoryWalk®. StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story (a deconstructed book, page by page) along a popular walking route in the community. StoryWalk was conceived as a way to inspire parents, teachers and caregivers to take young children outdoors to combine physical activity with learning. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.