Celebrate Spring in Appalachia at the Fifteenth Annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend! Celebrate the glories of Appalachian spring from the rim of the gorge to the river at the Fourteenth Annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend, April 27 to 29, 2018! 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. There will be events throughout the New River Gorge at our national and state park sites! Fayetteville will also be having a town-wide Nature Scavenger Hunt during the Wildflower Weekend. Stop by the Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Bureau to pick up a scavenger checklist. This will be a photo scavenger hunt you can participate in all weekend long. Take pictures all the items on the list and stop back by the Fayetteville Visitor Center for a small prize. 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. For more information: http://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/wildflower-weekend.htm
Hit the trails at Kanawha State Forest for the annual Osbra Eye Memorial Wildflower Walks. One of WV's premiere spring wildflower walks! Multiple hike and leaders. See wildflowers and trees in bloom and learn about the general ecology, insects, and herpetology of the forest. Event includes a Variety of Walks, including Wildflowers, Medicinal/Edible Plants, Trees, Beginning and Advanced Birding. (Be sure to bring a camera & binoculars!). There is also the option of a driving tour. Register at 8:30 a.m. at the swimming pool area. Adults $5; Students under 16, $2. Hot dogs, soft drinks, and cookies for sale. Door prizes, raffle. Walks 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
33nd annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike at Chief Logan State Park is free to participate and open to the public. Join us at 8:00 a.m. to register for the annual wildflower hike and continental breakfast at The Museum at the Park. Guided hikes begin at 9:00 a.m. Lunch at 12:30 for hikers. Sponsored by Chief Logan State Park, Woman's Club of Omar (GFWC-WV) and the WV Division of Culture and History/Museum at the Park. This is a wonderful location to see spring wildflowers. Please preregister, call Jill Stone. This hike is a guided hike and individuals in WV State Park Hiking Program and/or enrolled in the 2016 Chief's Challenge can take advantage of the miles earned.