Wildflower Weekend

Rangers and visitors on wildflower hik

Sherry Hogue


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

Join us for ranger-guided programs in local national and state park sites!

April 26-28, 2019

young girl examining a wildflower

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.

Check back soon for a detailed schedule of events.

wildflower art contest winners

Youth Arts in the Parks 2019 Applachian Spring Wildflower Art Exhibit
April 13 through June 9, 2019

Tamarack in Beckley, WV
7:00 am to 8:00 pm daily, art exhibit in the theater lobby of the Hulett C. Smith Theater and the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery.
Students from Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh, and Summers Counties celebrate regional ecology through art in this special exhibit. Each work was inspired by an area wildflower. #NRGYAP
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Last updated: February 11, 2019

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P.O. Box 246, 104 Main Street
Glen Jean, WV 25846


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