Wildflower Weekend

Rangers and visitors on wildflower hik
Hikers stop to examine wildflowers on the Hike Into Spring hike.

Sherry Hogue


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 23-26, 2021

young girl examining a wildflower
A young girl gets up close to examine a wildflower.

NPS photo/Dave Bieri

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 Park and Preserve, 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.

wildflower painting

Spring Wildflower Art Contest

Learn how you can enter the 2020 Appalachian Spring Wildflower Art Contest!

2009 Wildflower Weekend video

View a video about Wildflower Weekend 2009, produced by WV Public Broadcasting in June 2009

Last updated: January 25, 2021

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


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