Brush Creek Falls in Pipestem Resort State Park will be the site of several West Virginia state parks wildflower walks during New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend April 25-27.
Some of West Virginia’s state parks will participate in the National Park Service’s 11th annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend, April 25-27, by scheduling several special hikes. All are free and the public is invited. Full program details are online at www.nps.gov/neri
April 26, 2014
· Take a Signs of Spring Walk at Little Beaver State Park starting at 3:30 p.m. at the park office. See spring in bloom on this leisurely 1.3 mile discovery walk throughout the park. Look for wildflowers, signs of animals and more. www.littlebeaverstatepark.com
April 27, 2014
· Babcock State Park will have a Spring Birding Walk beginning at 8 a.m. Meet at the Glade Creek Grist Mill for an hour-and-a-half birding walk. Stroll through the diverse habitats of Babcock in search of the region’s secretive beauties — birds. www.babcock.com
· Falls & Flowers: Nature of Brush Creek is Pipestem State Park’s weekend wildflower hike. Meet at the Pipestem Nature Center at 2 p.m. for a drive to Brush Creek Falls and a 3-mile spring walk. www.pipestemresort.com
· Hawks Nest Views & Beauties Walk begins at the older areas of Hawks Nest State Park for the 2-4 p.m. interpretative program. Explore the original section of the park built by the CCC, including the walkway to the main overlook and the forested loop trail. Walk only 1 mile on this leisurely stroll through this beautiful and historic area, seeing nature’s wonders. www.hawksnestsp.com