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Earl L. Core Arboretum

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Address: Monongahela Blvd, Morgantown, WV
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This is a great place in the Morgantown area to experience nature at its finest. Wonderful trails that lead down to the rail trails at the river.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a great place in the Morgantown area to experience nature at its finest. Wonderful trails that lead down to the rail trails at the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Amazing nature park with lots of different types of trees and plants. The paths are easily accessible and walkable. It's nice that although it is managed and guided, it really seems to be nature that has run it's path. Also great for running and exercising. Easy to reach by car, although it is inconvenient that there is no access really... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Arboretum's I have seen in the past are botanical gardens created to include a collection of a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names, with paved walkways and a good amount of open space. This area between Monongahela Blvd and the Monongahela River is a natural woodland with a dense growth of trees, shrubs, and grasses, with a... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Earl L. Core Arboretum

Address: Monongahela Blvd, Morgantown, WV
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Morgantown
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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