Easter at the park

Published 11:43 am Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wilderness Road State Park continues its dedication to offering the community fun and history based activities. Hardly a month goes by without one holiday or another, and coming up soon is one of the biggest — Easter.

Colorful candy-filled eggs on the Karlan Mansion lawn will lead children to Wilderness Road State Park’s 10th annual Easter at Karlan celebration on March 31, beginning at 2 p.m. Children ages 12 and under are invited to join the Easter Bunny for an Easter egg hunt that highlights an afternoon filled with fun, games and prizes.

The picturesque Karlan Mansion will provide a spectacular backdrop for the candy-filled egg hunt. According to friendsofwildernessroad.org, the mansion was completed in 1878 with bricks made from the very land it sits on. The mansion is now used for wedding, reunions and other various group functions.

The hunt will feature four age groups providing fair competition for prizes that include various sized chocolate rabbits. Age groups include: infant-2, ages 3-5, ages 6-9 and ages 10-12.

Each group will also contain special marked gold and silver eggs with the finders receiving a chocolate bunny as a prize. Returning this year is the addition of extra prize eggs per age group. Specially marked eggs score their finders a small chocolate bunny. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the egg hunt.

This annual event will provide light refreshments and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Games and activities are scheduled throughout the event with a visit by the Easter Bunny concluding the day’s activities.

The Friends of Wilderness Road State Park is providing the eggs, refreshments and prizes for the celebration.

Participants are asked to bring their own basket. Admission to this year’s event is just $1 per vehicle. For more information, or to register, please call 276-445-3065 or email us at: wildernessroad@dcr.virginia.gov. You can also visit the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park official website: www.friendsofwildernessroad.org for more information.