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Earl L. Core Arboretum

Monongahela Blvd, Morgantown, WV
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Morgantown
Type: Gardens
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- Sep 2, 2014
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Encampment, Wyoming
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There is a wide variety of trees at this arboretum. The terrain is steep in places as the forest extends down to the Monongahela River. Best in the fall, but is a nice escape if you have 30-60 minutes to hike about.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Such a wonderful treasure in Morgantown. If you love to walk in nature then you will love this place. It can be an intense workout though so make sure you wear the right shoes. The hike down is wonderful but the hike back up can be hard. But there are benches to rest at in wonderful locations so you can... More

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Spring is my favorite time to hike here the month of April particularly as the forest is carpeted with wildflowers including my favorite bluebells.

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Lynbrook
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13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A wonderful hiking experience that takes you through woodland settings, marshy areas and a bit of the rail trail. This is easy enough for an inexperienced hiker, but I will say having my hiking stick helped me navigate some muddy downhill terrain. Trees are labeled and the bird species are listed on a flyer at the start of the trail.... More

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Englewood, Florida
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25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Accompanied Walks are held from time to time as weather and classes permit. Located close to WVU coliseum and Creative Art Center. Park in coliseum parking lot and walk to arboretum. Lovely in the Spring and Fall. Fall gives peeks of the Mon River.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Very well maintained, peaceful hiking with easy to medium trails which cross the rail trail and go to the river. I live in Morgantown and enjoy the arboretum in all seasons.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We spent a couple of hours here and it is a very nice place to visit. The trails are overall in good shape. Some of them are strenuous so be prepared if you choose to go down to the river. But, the hike is worth the trip!

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Westover, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I love going here in the spring and the fall to gaze at the wonders of nature. Great selection of plants and trees to look at.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a beautiful place for easy to medium level hiking. It is located near the Coliseum, and a walk in the arboretum is always refreshing. The trees are labeled providing an educational experience also. If you want to spend a couple of hours with nature and not drive far away this is the ideal place.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

A wonderful place to take a leisurely walk. Parking is somewhat limited and remember as you start down the pathway from the parking lot that you will need to walk back up that hill too.

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