Celebrate the Seventh Annual Alabama Outdoor Heritage Day, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wehle Land Conservation Center in Midway, Bullock County. The event is sponsored by the State Lands Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR).
Get a feel for the day-to-day life of early settlers by walking through log cabins with period furnishings; listening to fiddle and hammered dulcimer music while watching pioneers in period dress demonstrating finger weaving, powder horn making, flint and steel fire, washing clothes and leather work. Experience real horse power during a demonstration on logging with draft horses. Stop by the cane mill and drink some cane juice on your way to the blacksmith shop. Get a bag of kettle corn and some of Bullock County’s finest barbeque to enjoy while watching a demonstration on quilting and home made soap making. Cap all that off with a relaxing October open woods trail ride. Admission is free to all.
The Wehle Land Conservation Center features over 6 miles of horseback riding trails, three fishing ponds, boating, canoeing and various woods roads for hiking, biking and wildlife observation. The Wehle Land Conservation Center is open to the public the first and third Saturday of each month and is located approximately 5 miles southeast of Midway, Ala. on County Road 47. Take U.S. Hwy. 82 from either Montgomery or Eufaula to Midway and follow the “Nature Center” signs. For more information, call 1-800-LAND-ALA.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.