Pinnacle Mountain April Schedule of Events

Mar 28th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Entertainment

Wednesday, April 3

6 p.m. - 8 p.m., WILD WOMEN WEDNESDAY. Join Park Interpreter Maryanne for a hike of the Base Trail of Pinnacle Mountain. This is the first hike of the summer session! Length is 3-miles and the degree is moderately strenuous due to uneven terrain. Wear appropriate shoes and bring water. Ladies hikes are offered every Wednesday through September 25th at 6 p.m. at Pinnacle Mountain, location varies week to week. Please check for location. Meeting place: West Summit Trailhead. Admission: Free

Thursday, April 4

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., LITTLE WILD ONES. Join us every Thursday for a program suited for children ages 3-7, better known as “Our Little Wild Ones!”  These programs include story time, a craft activity, and some hands-on fun with a nature theme. The program is followed by animal feeding time at 11 a.m. Meeting place: Visitor Center. Admission: Free

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., CREATURE FEATURE. Join us every Thursday for a creature feature and feeding time of the animals on display in the visitor center. This fun for all ages experience allows you to learn about these beautiful creatures, and where they can be discovered in Arkansas. This program can be a complementary program to the Little Wild Ones early learning program that starts an hour earlier. Meeting place: Visitor Center. Admission: Free

Friday, April 5

1 p.m. - 3 p.m., FRIDAY HOME SCHOOL. Join Park Interpreter Maryanne for a home school class based on life and physical sciences. Topics change weekly; please call the park for specific class topics. Home school classes follow the same yearly schedule as public school classes. Please call (501) 868-5806 for any additional information. Meeting place: Visitor Center. Admission: Free

Saturday, April 6

9 a.m. - 2 p.m., SPRING CANOE FLOAT. Take off from the Little Maumelle boat launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4.5-mile float. No paddling experience is required, but you should be comfortable around water. Wear shoes that can get wet. Fee includes use of canoe, paddles, and life jackets. Bring a lunch and water. Advance payment required.  Meeting place: Little Maumelle Boat Launch. Admission: $35 per canoe

Sunday, April 7

9 a.m. - 10 a.m., WOODPECKER WALK. The borders of the Little Maumelle River is a mysterious place with many animals that may not be found on Pinnacle Mountain itself.  One of the animals that like to call the Little Maumelle River its home is the woodpecker.  Meet Park Interpreter Richard at the Kingfisher Trail Head today as we learn why the Little Maumelle River is a perfect spot to see these animals.  Discover some of the adaptations that woodpeckers have that help them to get into dead trees to locate bugs and discover some of the unique woodpeckers found in Pulaski County.  Afterwards, we will take a hike on the Kingfisher Trail to see if we spot or hear some native woodpeckers. Meeting place: Kingfisher Trail Head. Admission: Free

Wednesday, April 10

6 p.m. - 8 p.m., WILD WOMEN WEDNESDAY. Join Park Interpreter Maryanne for a hike with two options. One group is headed up the mountain, the West Summit, and for an easier trail option, another group is going around the Base Trail. This gives the hiker two possibilities. Remember to dress for the weather, wear sturdy hiking shoes, and bring plenty of water. The summer series of ladies’ hikes is offered every Wednesday through September 25th at 6 p.m. sharp at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, location in the park varies week to week. Meeting place: West Summit Trailhead. Admission: Free

Thursday, April 11

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., LITTLE WILD ONES. Join us every Thursday for a program suited for children ages 3-7, better known as “Our Little Wild Ones!”  These programs include story time, a craft activity, and some hands-on fun with a nature theme. The program is followed by animal feeding time at 11 a.m. Meeting place: Visitor Center. Admission: Free

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CREATURE FEATURE. Join us every Thursday for a creature feature and feeding time of the animals on display in the visitor center. This fun for all ages experience allows you to learn about these beautiful creatures, and where they can be discovered in Arkansas. This program can be a complementary program to the Little Wild Ones early learning program that starts an hour earlier. Meeting place: Visitor Center. Admission: Free

6 p.m. - 8 p.m., PINNACLE MOUNTAIN SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES- 550 PARACORD WORKSHOP. 550 Para cord is a highly versatile material that can be quite handy for survival.  As part of the Pinnacle Mountain Summer Workshop Series, we will be showing participants some of the many uses of Para cord before making a survival bracelet.  Workshop geared towards people 18 years of age and over.  Pre-registration and payment is required. Meeting place: Visitor Center. Admission: $10

Friday, April 12

1 p.m. - 3 p.m., FRIDAY HOME SCHOOL  Join Park Interpreter Richard for a home school class based on life and physical sciences. Topics change weekly; please call the park for specific class topics. Home school classes follow the same yearly schedule as public school classes. Please call (501) 868-5806 for any additional information. Meeting place: Visitor Center. Admission: Free

Saturday, April 13

9 a.m. - 12 p.m., A HIKE TO CELEBRATE THE MILITARY FAMILY. This April, Pinnacle Mountain state Park is celebrating the military family! Join Park Interpreter Maryanne for a hike on the Rocky Valley Trail and some Dutch oven biscuits after the hike. This is a great opportunity for military families to hike together and learn about outdoor cooking with a Dutch oven. The kids are encouraged to do the cooking for a hands-on experience. Contact the park at (501) 868-5806 for registration. Meeting place: Visitor Center. Admission: Free

9 a.m. - 2 p.m., SPRING CANOE FLOAT. Take off from the Little Maumelle boat launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4.5-mile float. No paddling experience is required, but you should be comfortable around water. Wear shoes that can get wet. Fee includes use of canoe, paddles, and life jackets. Bring a lunch and water. Advance payment required.  Meeting place: Little Maumelle Boat Launch. Admission: $35 per canoe

Sunday, April 14

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., 3 pm- 4:30 pm. SPRING TIME LAKE CRUISE. Spring is a great season to cruise Lake Maumelle! Many migratory animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer, while the rest are preparing for the long journey up north to Canada. A park interpreter will serve as your guide and help you to discover ways the animals and humans alike change to get ready for summer. Advance payment is required.

Meeting place: Jolly Roger’s Marina. Admission: $12 adults, $6 children ages 6-12

Wednesday, April 17

6 p.m. - 8 p.m., WILD WOMEN WEDNESDAY. Come to Pinnacle Mountain for a ladies’ hike along the Rocky Valley Trail led by Park Interpreter Maryanne. The Rocky Valley Trail is a gorgeous trail and one of the best kept secrets of the park. The length is 3-miles and the degree is moderately strenuous due to uneven terrain and moderate incline. Wear appropriate shoes and bring water. Ladies’ Summer Series hikes are offered every Wednesday through September 25th at 6 p.m.; location varies week to week. Meeting place: Visitor Center. Admission: Free

Thursday, April 18

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., LITTLE WILD ONES. Join us every Thursday for a program suited for children ages 3-7, better known as “Our Little Wild Ones!”  These programs include story time, a craft activity, and some hands-on fun with a nature theme. The program is followed by animal feeding time at 11 a.m. Meeting place: Visitor Center. Admission: Free

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.. CREATURE FEATURE. Join us every Thursday for a creature feature and feeding time of the animals on display in the visitor center. This fun for all ages experience allows you to learn about these beautiful creatures, and where they can be discovered in Arkansas. This program can be a complementary program to the Little Wild Ones early learning program that starts an hour earlier. Meeting place: Visitor Center. Admission: Free

Friday, April 19

1 p.m. - 3 p.m., FRIDAY HOME SCHOOL. Join Park Interpreter Richard for a home school class based on life and physical sciences. Topics change weekly; please call the park for specific class topics. Home school classes follow the same yearly schedule as public school classes. Please call (501) 868-5806 for any additional information.  Meeting place: Visitor Center. Admission: Free