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Thanksgiving Day at Queen Wilhelmina State Park there will be games, puzzles, cards and coloring upstairs in the conference room while guests wait patiently for a table. There will also be complementary coffee and hot chocolate in the conference room. Scroll down to the bottom of this article to see the menu and details about the Thanksgiving Day special in the restaurant.

 

Friday is the annual Green Friday event when guests are encouraged to have a family day at the park and to skip the crazy chaotic mess of black Friday shopping. Are you looking for a relaxing way to spend the Friday after Thanksgiving away from all the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping? Join Park Interpreter Melissa and she will lead you on four guided hikes. For more information about Thanksgiving Day activities or the weekend activities below, call the park office at (479) 394-2863 or visit the park's website by clicking here.

 

 

Friday, November 29th

Nature Hike starting at 8:00 am and lasting about 1.5 hours. Meet on the North Side of Lovers Leap.

 

Join Park Interpreter Melissa for an invigorating afternoon hike down Lovers Leap Trail. There are trees we can identify, and we’ll possibly see some wildlife. Meet at the north side of Lovers Leap trailhead just below the lodge parking lot.

 

 

Reservoir Hike starting at 11:00 am and lasting about 1 hour 15 minutes. Meet at the Reservoir Trailhead.

 

Join Park Interpreter Melissa on a hike to what used to be the old water system for the 1898 hotel.

 

Spring Trail Hike starting at 2:00 pm and lasting about 45 minutes. Meet at the Amphitheater.

 

Join Park Interpreter Melissa for a leisure stroll on this short trail. Terrain is easy, so we will take our time and enjoy what nature has to offer us.

 

Ouachita Walk starting at 3:15 pm and lasting about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Meet on the west side of the Ouachita Trailhead.

 

Join Park Interpreter Melissa and enjoy a serene fall walk on top of the mountain to catch a glimpse of the changes the season brings with it. This will be an easy hike for all ages.

 

Saturday, November 30th

Tree ID Hike starting at 11:15 am and lasting about 1 hour. Meet on the north side of Lovers’ Leap Trail.

 

Join Park Interpreter Melissa as we take a stroll on the Lovers’ Leap Trail and identify the trees along the way.

 

Wonder House Tour starting at 2:00 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet at the Wonder House.

 

Do you ever wonder what the Wonder House is about? Join Park Interpreter Melissa and step back into history to see one of the first vacation homes built in the 1930’s.

 

Tree Cookie Necklaces starting at 3:00 pm and lasting about 45 minutes. Meet in the Hearth Room.

 

What is a tree cookie? Want to remember your visit to Queen Wilhelmina State Park? Join Park Interpreter Melissa as we discover the unique qualities of tree cookies and create tree cookie necklace to take home!

 

Black Bears starting at 7:00 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet in the Hearth Room.

 

Do we have bears here at Queen Wilhelmina State Park? Join Park Interpreter Melissa to find out if these once almost extinct animals live near the park.

 

Sunday, December 1st

Wonder House Tour starting at 10:00 am and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet at the Wonder House.

 

Do you ever wonder what the Wonder House is about? Join Park Interpreter Melissa and step back into history to see one of the first vacation homes built in the 1930’s.

 

Silent Hike starting at 2:00 pm and lasting about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Meet at the north Side of Lovers’ Leap Trail.

 

Have you ever been on a trail and never seen an animal? Join Park Interpreter Melissa as we hike silently down to the Lovers’ Leap platform. Along the way we will observe what we can see and hear as we silently walk through the woods.

 

Bird Bingo starting at 4:00 pm and lasting about 30 minutes. Meet in the Hearth Room.

 

This is not your ordinary bingo game. In this game of bingo, you will learn about the birds of Arkansas. If you are interested in birds, then you will enjoy this game. Join Park Interpreter Melissa for a fun filled game of Bingo.

 

11-27-19 11:29 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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