August Programs and Events
Wednesday Hikes for the Work Weary and Sunday Afternoon Hikes continue through the month. On Sunday, August 7th, enjoy Music on the Mountain featuring traditional and contemporary bluegrass. Take a Friday Sunset Hike on Friday, August 12th. Also, on the evening of Friday, August 12th, you can come to the mountain to observe the Perseid meteor shower as part of the Perceiving Perseids program. Kayak Long Pine Run Reservoir in Michaux State Forest on Sunday, August 14th. On Sunday, August 21st, come celebrate National Honeybee Day by catching The Buzz on Bees program. Binocular Birding for Kids on Saturday, August 27th provides an opportunity to learn the basics of birding, identifying birds, and how to use binoculars. Join the Kings Gap History Tour on Sunday, August 28th to explore and learn about the Center’s outbuildings. Check out the August Programs & Events flyer for more information.
DiscoverE Summer Camps
Summer day camps at Kings Gap have been developed over many years to meet the educational, developmental, and social skills typical of each age group. The programs are conducted outdoors and are designed to guide children to greater enjoyment, awareness, and knowledge of the natural world. Activities alternate between sedentary and active learning, with breaks as needed. Registration is required. Camps are filled “first come, first served” based on the date the application is received. Click here for more information.
Music on the Mountain
Bring your lawn chair or blanket to the top of the mountain and settle in for an evening of music at its best. The view will be spectacular. Incredible sunset almost guaranteed. And think picnic—bring your own or check out the food vendors who will be ready to serve you. It’s a big mountain; there’s room for everyone so invite your family and friends and anybody you know! The concerts are free, but donations are kindly accepted. Learn more
- Sunday, June 5th – Folk and Bluegrass
- Sunday, July 3rd – Rock and Roll, Blues
- Sunday, August 7th – Bluegrass
- Sunday, September 4th – Celtic
Garden Harvest Day
On Sunday, October 2nd from noon to 5:00 p.m. celebrate the bounty of autumn with the Friends of Kings Gap, Cumberland County Master Gardeners and Kings Gap staff. Admission is free although nominal fees will be charged for all “make and take” items. A variety of activities for all ages will feature:
- Kettle-Cooked Chicken Corn Soup
- Leaf Printing
- Apple Cider Pressing
- Apple Butter Making
- Pumpkin Painting
- Apple Butter Making
- Bird Feeder Building
- Children’s Games and Crafts
- Corn Shelling and Cracking
- Hay Rides
- And more...
Bring your appetite and spend an afternoon in the fresh mountain air. All activities will be held in and around the mansion area. Learn more
Holiday Open House
On Sunday, December 4th and December 11th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day, enjoy this once-a-year opportunity to explore the Cameron-Masland Mansion, a gracious mountain stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. Enjoy music of the season as you take a self-guided tour of both floors of the mansion in seasonal decor. Light refreshments will be offered throughout the afternoon each day. All ages are welcome to attend this free event. Please join us for the festivities! Learn more
Calendar of Events
Go to the Kings Gap State Park Event Calendar for a more detailed listing of events at the park. Use the calendar on the right to view other months. You can also use various filters to narrow the results. For additional information or to register for a specific event, e-mail the park or call (717) 486-3799.