An afternoon kayak tour and the “first day” hike are among the upcoming events that will be held at Cane Creek State Park. Here’s a schedule of events between now and January 1:

December 23

2:30 p.m. – Christmas for the Birds
Make a Christmas present for our feathered friends around Cane Creek State Park. Join Park Interpreter Geoff to make pine cone birdfeeders. It’s more difficult for songbirds to find food in the cold winter, so this will be a much-appreciated gift. Meeting place: Visitor Center.

5:15 p.m. – Owl Prowl
“Whooo” likes owls? If you do, meet a park interpreter tonight to discover the owls inhabit Cane Creek State Park. Then, we’ll take a short walk into the woods to call some up and listen for an answer. Please bring a flashlight for your family. Meeting place: Visitor Center.

December 29

1:30 p.m. – Feed the Critters
Ever wonder how or what an alligator or turtle eats? Well, it’s dinner time and the critters are hungry. Come watch their eating habits and learn all about the animals here at Cane Creek State Park. Meeting place: Visitor Center.

2 p.m. – Afternoon Kayak Tour
Spend a relaxing afternoon paddling your very own kayak around Cane Creek Lake.  Enjoy the beautiful scenery while you discover nature all around you.  A park interpreter will lead this guided tour. kayaks, paddles, and lifejackets are provided. Space is limited, and reservations are required. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12—must be over 10 to paddle alone. Meeting place: Visitor Center. Tour lasts about two hours.

December 30

3 p.m. – Dutch Oven Dessert & Family Game Night
You are invited to a dessert and game night. A Dutch oven demonstration making a dessert will be given by Park Interpreter Geoff.  Plates, napkins and silverware will be provided. Meeting place: Visitor Center.

January 1

2 p.m. – First Day Hike
People all over America are celebrating the new year today with a First Day Hike. Join Park Interpreter Geoff to hike the 2.4-mile Delta View Trail. Enjoy striking views of Cane Creek Lake, the Mississippi Delta, and the timberlands of the Gulf Coastal Plain. Wear sturdy shoes, and bring water, and binoculars if you have them. This is a great way to start the year off to a healthy start. Meeting place: Trailhead near playground. Hike takes about two hours.