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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

Wildflower Weekend

Jodi French-Burr

Celebrate Spring in Appalachia at the Twelfth Annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend

Join us for ranger-guided programs in local National and State Park sites!

April 24-26, 2015

Wildflower Weekend flier
red trillium

Lily Burr

Are you ready for spring? Celebrate the glories of Appalachian spring from the rim of the gorge to the river at the Twelfth Annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend, April 24 to 26! Explore the area's natural diversity at programs in New River Gorge National River, Babcock State Park, Hawks Nest State Park, Little Beaver State Park, Pipestem Resort State Park, and Tamarack.

All programs are free! Bring water and wear sturdy hiking shoes for guided walks. Snacks, binoculars, a hand lens, and a favorite field guide are also useful.

For more information call 304-466-0417.

Check back soon for a full schedule of events.

Dutchman's Breeches

Wildflower Weekend 2009 Video
View a video about Wildflower Weekend 2009, produced by WV Public Broadcasting. This was originally broadcast on WV PBS Outlook in June 2009. Watch the video here.

painting of wildflowers

Youth Arts in the Parks Wildflower Contest
Learn more about this wildflower art contest held annually in conjunction with Wildflower Weekend. and view entries from previous years. more...

students with a ranger

Youth Arts in the Parks Nature Festival at Grandview

Teachers; bring your class to Grandview to discover ecology through art and science while being out in nature. This free festival is open to 6th through 8th grade students. Transportation costs can be paid by the park. The festival will be held on April 21 and 22, 2015. Registration is due by April 2. more...

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