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North Bend State Park to host Winter Wonder Weekend Jan. 20-22

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — North Bend State Park’s annual Winter Wonder Weekend will return Jan. 20-22 and guests are being reminded that they need to pre-register and book their accommodations by Jan. 16.

A special package rate is available and covers the event registration fee, lodging for two nights in a cabin or one of the North Bend Lodge’s newly renovated rooms, five homestyle meals, craft materials, door prizes and activities.

“During Winter Wonder Weekend, guests will learn about the history of the North Bend State Park area and the haunted features of the 18th-century Appalachian frontier, such as shamans, shapeshifters and spirit beings,” said Wendy Greene, Deputy Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, which sponsors the annual event.

This year’s event will include nightly ghost stories around a campfire and an opportunity to tour the Douglass house, the first house built of milled lumber in Ritchie County. Activities will include sled riding (weather permitting), winter hikes, nightly campfires, tours of the local area, programs, crafts, games and entertainment. Guests also will have the opportunity to visit Berdine’s Five and Dime and Wines of Bonds Creek. Featured speakers throughout the weekend include naturalists Jacob Jackson and Doug Wood.

For more information about the event, package pricing and to make a reservation, call 304-558-2754. For more information about North Bend State Park, visit WVstateparks.com/north-bend-state-park.

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