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Earl L. Core Arboretum

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Address: Monongahela Blvd, Morgantown, WV
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Beautiful Walk anytime!

The Arboretum is a beautiful place to see the nature of WV while getting a good walk in. Connects to the Rail Trail at the bottom if you want to extend your walk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Arboretum is a beautiful place to see the nature of WV while getting a good walk in. Connects to the Rail Trail at the bottom if you want to extend your walk.

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York, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We picnicked on a bench, then hiked the full trail down along the Monongahela River. We really appreciated that many of the trees/plants were labelled and also the signs about local geology and history! Don't miss this area if you enjoy walking.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It is a very nice place to visit and walk around. I went with a friend and took some great pictures there.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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41 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I love that there is a trail that loops around the entire area and then other trails that make a spider web off of it. This trail is great for beginner to intermediate hikers. Some of the trails are steep though. I like being able to down to the river but you can't walk next to the water for long.

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Encampment, Wyoming
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 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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Morgantown, West Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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