The new guided hiking program at the Camp Brookside Environmental Education Center is providing hikers a gentle venue for hiking near Hinton, WV, in June and July. The hour-long hikes guided by National Park Service rangers take advantage of the center's easy access from WV-20 and the more moderately graded bottomland terrain along the New River there.
Participants should bring water and wear comfortable shoes. Field guides, binoculars, and other materials will be made available by rangers. Hikes will meet on the porch of the center's Mess Hall at 309 N Mullens Road, Brooks.
June 11, 8-9 p.m. Astronomy Basics
June 13, 10-11 a.m., Senior Walk
June 25, noon-2 p.m., Bird Identification
July 11, 10-11 a.m., Senior Walk
July 17, 10-11 a.m., Gentle Hike
July 19, 8 p.m., Full Moon Walk
July 21, 6-7 p.m., Gentle Hike
July 30, 11 a.m.-noon, Habitat Hike
For more information, contact the New River Gorge National River at 304-466-0417.