Spring is better in the mountains of West Virginia

The best season of the year has just arrived and what does that mean? Flowers are blooming, trees are turning green, amazing weather and of course, America’s favorite pastime: Baseball. If you want to experience all that Mountain State has to offer, there’s no better time to do it than during the spring!

Spring flowers

Each Spring, West Virginia is full beautiful blooming flowers that attract people from all over wanting to get a look at these gorgeous flowers. From unusual Green Violets to carpets of Virginia Bluebells, West Virginia is truly at its peak during the spring season. All over the state, you can find wildflower events that allow you to see the Mountain State in a way you may never have before. Here are four beautiful walks to take that will help you get your wildflower fix:

  1. Osbra Memorial Wildflower Walks – Kanawha State Forest
  2. The Sunrise Carriage Trail – Charleston
  3. Sue Browning Wildflower Hike – Chief Logan State Park
  4. West Virginia Wildflower Pilgrimage – Blackwater Falls State Park

Festivals

Spring in the Mountain State also means festivals. From music festivals to nature festivals, there is truly a fun and unique festival for everyone. Here are 7 festivals that will help you get a taste of West Virginia:

  1. West Virginia Maple Syrup Festival – Pickens
  2. BANFF Mountain Film Festival  – Morgantown
  3. Richwood’s Feast of the Ramson – Richwood
  4. Lewisburg Chocolate Festival – Lewisburg
  5. Annual Ramps & Rail Festival – Elkins
  6. New River Birding & Nature Festival – Lansing
  7. West Virginia Strawberry Festival – Buckhannon

Baseball season

For those spring days where you want to enjoy the outdoors with your friends and family, a day at the ballpark is the perfect option. West Virginia is home to the West Virginia Power and West Virginia Black Bears, which are Minor League Baseball teams and affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates; the Princeton Rays, a Minor League Baseball team that is an affiliate of the Tamp Bay Rays; and the Bluefield Blue Jays, a Minor League Baseball team that is affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays. Or, you can take in a collegiate baseball game at West Virginia University in Morgantown or Marshall University in Huntington. All are the perfect way to enjoy an iconic spring experience with your friends and family!

Whether you’re running through the wildflowers, attending one of the states unique festivals or taking in a baseball game you are sure to have an amazing spring experience that you will never forget.

What are you most looking forward to experiencing this Spring in the Mountain State?

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This post was last updated on July 31, 2020