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West Virginia Botanic Garden

1061 Tyrone Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508-2973
+1 304-322-2093
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Off the beaten path but a good walk

This place is not very well advertised but it does have chevroned trails surrounding an old... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
LAURIE S
,
Buckhannon, West Virginia
A self walking trail for the most part.

This volunteer run park has pretty surroundings with paths. These trails are easily walkable... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
jeanne d
,
Morgantown, West Virginia
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“enjoy nature” (5 reviews)
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1061 Tyrone Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508-2973
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+1 304-322-2093
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This place is not very well advertised but it does have chevroned trails surrounding an old reservoir. There is not much signage and no evidence of other nature there. We did like the wetlands boardwalk.

Thank LAURIE S
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

This volunteer run park has pretty surroundings with paths. These trails are easily walkable.. Flowers, plants, and lots of different mushrooms are there for one to peruse. It is really worth a look if in Morgantown, and especially if you are a nature lover!

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a delightful natural area that is continually growing. The gardens are lovely and each year, it is fun to see what has been added. If you walk around the path to the right, you will end up at the hammocks! Breathe in the...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Just off the Tyrone Road in the Cheat Lake area is the WV Botanic Gardens. We've driven past this place for many years, but decided to go for a walk this weekend and my wife chose the Gardens. The road in is gravel, but very...More

1  Thank WVParkfan
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Other reviews got it mostly right. This is a very young botanical garden in many respects. They've got the land and already have very nice trails (well-marked) both around the wetland but also back more in the woods towards the stream. Lots of pesky bugs,...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Went thinking there would be gardens. There was one small bunch of plants and some by the welcome center. Asked person walking a dog where the gardens were and she said there is a 2.7 mile loop for that. Walked it all and about all...More

1  Thank Mark J
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

I volunteer at the gardens to keep the flowers and beds weed free and beautiful. The gardens has a lot of history related to it. It was a natural reservoir that provided Morgantown and Westover, WV with their water supply. in the mid 1970s, the...More

1  Thank lnewcome
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

The website made it seem like it was a botanical garden. Yes, eventually it will be one but they are still developing the plans for the construction. So pretty much it is swamp land with trails/boardwalk cut through it. It was a nice walk on...More

1  Thank Jessica A
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Over the years, I have seen a lot of improvements with the walkways and trails. They also recently finished a building and have plans to develop the site further with other areas for public use. They are also very busy with organizing various educational walks,...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great place to go for a stroll, the trails are convenient and pretty easy. There are also trails through the woods. They are all marked and you can go hard or just meander. They are adding new things all the time, which makes it more...More

Thank tina b
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Shannon W
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Response from Judy W | Reviewed this property |
You can access the upper parking lot at any time and hike down into the garden areas. The lower parking lot is usually open for weekends during the day. Check the WV Botanic Garden web site for the many special... More
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herdgirl79
16 August 2016|
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Response from Mehylander | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are many activities available. Most are posted to their Facebook site.
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Christine B
13 June 2016|
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Response from THIS_Pers0n | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have seen them there. I believe they have a leash mandate and a pet waste policy. It doesn't seem to be on their website. If you have additional questions contact Erin Smaldone (Education Director) at 304-216-8704.
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