Ideas for Family Outdoor Explorations


What can be better than exploring the out-of-doors with your family?!  Whether it is a formal hike or a pleasant bike ride on the C & O Canal, being outside together is a great way to spend a weekend or a vacation/holiday together.  Don't be hesitant to get kids outside, even if the weather is not perfect (it seldom is!).  This resource can give you some great encouragement!

If you want ideas for things children can do now, check out this page!

Family Outdoor Adventures

PVAS's programs for families are designed to help you and your children explore nature throughout the year.  Each activity is appropriate to the time of year and habitat of the specific location. Programs are held  in a different place, such as the C&O Canal, Yankauer Nature Preserve, Cool Springs Nature Preserve, Shannondale Springs, Eidolon Nature Preserve, or Flowing Springs Park.  Families are encouraged to return at a later date to do more exploring on their own.

New Family Adventures are posted on the Events Calendar so check back often for updates!

Preregistration is required and registrations are sometimes limited.  Cost is kept to a minimum, but some activities (like caving) may be higher.  For questions or more information about each event, contact Kimberly Baldwin at 304-350-9735

If you would like to be a volunteer program leader for Family Outdoor Adventures or have an idea for a natural area we should explore, let us know!

Past Family Outdoor Adventures

Family Fort Day at Yankauer Preserve

Whiting's Neck Caving Adventure

Letterboxing Trek

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              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397

Kimberly Baldwin, Program Director //

Katelyn "KC" Walters, Conservation and Land Manager // 304-283-7319

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
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