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Snorkeling in Whitetop-Laurel with Blue Ridge Discovery Center

August 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


August 2, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
http:// http://www.visitdamascus.org


Red Caboose in Damascus Town Park
55775 Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail
Damascus, VA 24236 United States
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Event Date
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Blue Ridge Discovery Center and snorkel for native fish, aquatic insects and hellbenders on Whitetop-Laurel Creek. Wetsuits, snorkel masks, and changing tents are provided by BRDC, but you need to bring a swimsuit and towels. We will be snorkeling in 1-3 feet of water with no swimming necessary. Our creeks host an amazing diversity of colorful fish including sculpins, darters, dace, trout, suckers and more. Learn all about the underwater habitat and fish ecology. Ages 6 and up. Limited to 24 participants.

Buy Tickets

$15/person. Register by August 1.
Meet at Red Caboose to carpool.

This event is part of a Day in Damascus

Damascus is called the Friendliest Town on the AT. The Appalachian Trail runs through it as does the Virginia Creeper Trail. There are bike shops in town geared to riders. Get to know what makes this small community unique. It is the gateway to Mt. Rogers National Recreational Area with miles of trails, horseback riding, and the tallest mountain in Virginia.

Other Day In Damascus Events

Damascus History Walk

August 2, 2017 – 10:00 to 11:30am

A short walk through Damascus will be led by Bunny Medeiros, author of Friendliest Town on the Trail. How Damascus became a tourist destination will be highlighted, along with reflections on the town’s history.

Meet at the Red Caboose in Town Park as you enter town. (Corner of S. Beaver Dam and Laurel Ave. on Google maps)

Activities for an afternoon on your own near Damascus

For ideas see www.visitdamascus.org. This website has ideas for day hikes, horseback riding, and links to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area website.