Photo courtesy W.Va. DNR

54th W.Va. Nature Wonder Weekend at North Bend State Park scheduled for Sept. 15-17

CAIRO, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Nature Wonder Weekend is returning to North Bend State Park for its 54th year Sept. 15-17 and nature enthusiasts and wild food connoisseurs are invited to register for the popular event before spaces run out.

The popular event, sponsored by the National Wild Foods Association, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and North Bend State Park, provides a weekend getaway experience devoted to learning about nature, foraging and wild food. Activities include nature hikes, workshops, a wild food and drink contest and a social hour.

The registration fee for the event is $35 per person, and advanced registration is required. Lodging and meal packages are available. To learn more about the event and register, visit

This year, the keynote speaker is Adam Haritan, who educates people about foraging for wild foods. West Virginia naturalist, author and outdoor-education specialist, Bill Beatty of Bill Beatty Nature will be leading wild food walks and providing an interesting evening program on wild edible plants. To learn more about Adam Haritan, visit To learn more about Bill Beatty, visit

Those interested in attending Nature Wonder Weekend may also request a registration form by calling Amy Larch or Wendy Greene at 304-558-2784 or sending an email to or

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