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 - Dogwood Canyon Property Map
Find the dates, times, locations and general information for these Activities below.
Green Activities are free with park admission. Those in Blue require pre-registration.

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*Green activities are included with park admission.
*Blue activities require pre-registration to participate.


 

 

National Take a Hike Day

November 17, 2019 | 11:00AM

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

Join us on November 17th, for some good old fashioned outdoor exercise! National Take a Hike Day is a great opportunity to come enjoy the crisp autumn air and wake up your senses with a leisurely nature hike led by our knowledgeable activities staff. The hike will complete a 3-mile section of the park trails on both paved and unpaved surfaces with potential elevation gain of over 300 feet. Dress for the weather and wear good hiking shoes. Guests will have the option to shorten or lengthen their hike if desired. This activity is complimentary with park admission.

  

NOVEMBER 2019 Activities

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National Take a Hike Day - Guided Hike

Join us on November 17th, for some good old fashioned outdoor exercise! National Take a Hike Day is a great opportunity to come enjoy the crisp autumn air and wake up your senses with a leisurely nature hike led by our knowledgeable activities staff. The hike will complete a 3-mile section of the park trails on both paved and unpaved surfaces with potential elevation gain of over 300 feet. Dress for the weather and wear good hiking shoes. Guests will have the option to shorten or lengthen their hike if desired. This activity is complimentary with park admission.

Stone-age Survival Skills

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

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!

StoryWalk® Hike

Storywalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story (a deconstructed book, page by page) along Hickory Ridge Trail.

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.

Nature Lab

In these walk up workshops guests can participate in hands-on guided nature investigations and experiments.  Labs are walkup attendance only.  All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Activity is included with admission.

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.

Critter Encounters

Stop by our Critter Encounters for an up-close meet and greet with a live animal as you learn a little about their biology and behavior. Possible critters include snake, salamander, turtle and hissing cockroaches. Encounters are open, walk-up experiences and are complimentary with park admission.

 

DECEMBER 2019 Activities

See Calendar above for Dates and Times of Activities

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.

Nature Talks

Join us in the Nature & Conservation Center classroom for a seasonal nature talk. This activity is complimentary with park admission.

Eagles of North America

Join us on December 14 as Dickerson Park Zoo features a live Bald and Golden Eagle Program at the Sycamore classroom in the Nature and Conservation Center.