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 are free with any Adventure purchase.

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*Green activities are included with park admission.
*Blue activities are included with any paid adventure.



21st Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

February 16-17, 2019     Park Open to Close

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park


Dogwood Canyon Activities is inviting park guests to participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count sponsored by the Audubon and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The Dogwood Canyon Nature Center will provide bird count data sheets and internet access to input bird count data in the nature center classroom.
 

January 2019 Activities

See Calendar above for Dates and Times of Activities

Eagle Watching Tours

Grab your binoculars and join us for a unique winter eagle watching tour! Explore the park at its most serene as we cruise silently up the canyon in our eco-shuttle in search of these captivating winter visitors. In addition to spotting wild eagles, this tour is also an excellent opportunity for nature and wildlife photographers! Dress for the season as the shuttle is an open-air vehicle and the tour will last up to 2 hours.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Discovery Stations

Come check out our new Discovery Stations at the Dogwood Nature and Conservation Center! Our stations provide a casual yet engaging educational opportunity for families and children to learn about nature through hands-on crafts, activities, and table top displays. Station topics change monthly. (See Activity planner for dates) Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

First Day Hike

Start 2019 off with a guided First Day Hike! Join us New Year’s Day for some good old fashioned outdoor exercise! Come enjoy the crisp winter air and wake up your senses with a leisurely nature hike led by our knowledgeable activities staff. Dress for the weather and wear good hiking shoes. 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. Guests will have the option to shorten or lengthen their hike as desired.

Live Eagle Presentation

It’s It’s Eagle season in the canyon! As bald eagles begin to arrive in the park on their winter migration be sure to join us January 13 at 1:30p.m., for the second of 3 live eagle programs this winter at Dogwood Canyon. Dickerson Park Zoo will visit the nature center for an informative presentation on North American Eagles. Don’t miss this opportunity to get an up close encounter with a live Bald and Golden Eagle! This program is included with park admission.

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.

Eagle Discovery Weekend

Join us January 12 & 13 for our annual Eagle Discovery Weekend! Enjoy wild eagle spotting in the park while hiking and biking or sign up for our early morning eagle watching tour! Reservations required for Eagle Watching Tours. Then come in from the cold and explore our afternoon eagle discovery & craft station. And finally, on Sunday, don’t miss the Live Eagle Presentation (see above for description).

 
February 2019 Activities

See Calendar above for Dates and Times of Activities

Discovery Stations

Come check out our new Discovery Stations at the Dogwood Nature and Conservation Center! Our stations provide a casual yet engaging educational opportunity for families and children to learn about nature through hands-on crafts, activities, and table top displays. Station topics change monthly. (See Activity planner for dates) Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Live Eagle Presentation

It’s Eagle season in the canyon! As bald eagles begin to arrive in the park on their winter migration be sure to join us December 15th at 12:30pm, for the first of 3 live eagle programs this winter at Dogwood Canyon. Dickerson Park Zoo will visit the nature center for an informative presentation on North American Eagles. Don’t miss this opportunity to get an up close encounter with a live Bald and Golden Eagle! This program is included with park admission.

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.

21st Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

Dogwood Canyon Activities is inviting park guests to participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count sponsored by the Audubon and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The Dogwood Canyon Nature Center will provide bird count data sheets and internet access to input bird count data in the nature center classroom.