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Babcock First Sunday Hike
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Active SWV is proud to announce a new partnership with West Virginia State Parks in the New River Gorge region. Active SWV will be hosting First Sunday Hikes led by Community Captains Levi Ish Moore and Rene Farley Moore at participating state parks in our region. This collaboration will bring opportunities to offer other Active SWV programs in the State Parks as well as increase visitors to the beautiful State Parks in West Virginia.
Babcock State Park and its 4,127 acres of rhododendron-lined trails and rippling, rock-strewn streams is one of West Virginia’s most iconic locations. Located 20 miles south of the New River Gorge Bridge, the park is most known for the Glade Creek Grist Mill, a fully functional replica of the original Cooper’s Mill, located nearby. Other attractions include recreational activities like hiking, fishing and boating.
We will meet at the parking lot at Boley Lake. From there we will walk a 3 to 3.5 mile route with a difficulty rating of moderate. There are a few interesting hills to negotiate and one creek we will have to cross. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet and bring plenty of water and snacks.
Active SWV continues to work with other WV State Parks in our area to schedule more activities. Active SWV hopes these hikes will demonstrate how community members can become Active SWV Community Captains to lead additional physical activity programs in their local State Parks. We invite all ages and abilities to experience a group hike with the goal of finding new Community Captains to continue hikes in each of these parks. Volunteer Community Captain training is provided for free and covers safety, communications, promotion, and certifications. Please check for updates at www.activeswv.org/events. If you would like more information about becoming an Active SWV Community Captain to lead a program in your local WV State Park or hometown contact our office today for more information at [email protected] or call (304) 254-8488.
For more information about the Active SWV State park tour please call 304-254-8488, or email [email protected]
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