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Earl L. Core Arboretum

Address: Monongahela Blvd, Morgantown, WV
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Morgantown
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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York, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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64 helpful votes 64 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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7 reviews 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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27 helpful votes 27 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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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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Morgantown, West Virginia
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9 helpful votes 9 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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