Celebrate Spring in Appalachia at the Seventeenth Annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend
Join us for ranger-guided programs in local national and state park sites!
April 24-26, 2020
Celebrate spring at New River Gorge! Discover the ever changing face of the season from the rim of the gorge to the river with rangers and naturalists at free guided hikes in parks. Enjoy the spirit of spring at a variety of art demonstrations and exhibits. Contribute your nature observations as well, helping document the diversity of Appalachia. Join in on the fun at New River Gorge National River, Tamarack, and the West Virginia State Parks of Babcock, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield, Hawks Nest, Pipestem Resort, and Twin Falls Resort for this celebration of spring.
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.
Main event weekend
April 24, 2020
Endless Spring Sunset Stroll
Hike Into Spring! Plus Active SWV Adventure Bonus
Arts at Tamarack1 Tamarack Park, Beckley, West Virginia
April 3, 2020
Youth Arts in the Parks 2020 Appalachian Spring Wildflower Online Art Exhibit
All winning entries will be featured online at https://www.nps.gov/neri/youth-arts-in-the-parks.htm
April 25: The World in Glass Demo, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
See how resident glass blowing expert John DesMeules makes his beautiful glass world paper weights in this glass blowing demonstration inspired by the planet earth. See this glassmaking at Tamarack’s Studio C near the glass art.
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Last updated: April 1, 2020