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Best places to see wildflower this spring


Few things are as beautiful as springtime in Almost Heaven, when the first pastel blooms peek out from its wooded hillsides and grassy fields. The season’s mild temperatures make this an ideal time to take a stroll to see what wildflowers and flowering trees you can observe. But remember, Leave No Trace and don’t pick the wildflowers. Take photos instead!

With millions of acres of forests, wildflowers can be found almost anywhere in West Virginia if you know where to look. Your best bet is to get a field guide and start hiking trails. But if you’re new to searching for flora, make a West Virginia state park or forest your starting point for your wildflower observations. We recommend checking in with the park naturalist for additional recommendations.

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