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“Quiet Walking Trail” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of West Virginia Botanic Garden

West Virginia Botanic Garden
Ranked #8 of 34 things to do in Morgantown
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Reedsville, West Virginia
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Quiet Walking Trail”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is a quiet walking or running trail however it is a steep hill down to the flatter area. Not so bad going down but after walking a bit challenging coming back up. It is a work in progress but a good nature walk.

Visited July 2013
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Morgantown, West Virginia
1 review
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“Access is a big problem”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

We've been to the WVBG a couple of times, and really enjoyed it. However, as another reviewer mentioned, the walk downhill is extremely steep and on a loose gravel road. The lower parking area is only open for special events. So that prevents many people who aren't in excellent physical shape (including elderly, pregnant, those in a wheelchair) or those who have young children from enjoying the garden. Maybe that's by design, because it's one of the few peaceful places to walk in the Morgantown area.

Visited July 2013
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

This is a wonderful place to take pictures, walk, relax, and enjoy nature! The garden in easily accessible and full of life! Some of my favorite photos have been taken here.

Visited September 2012
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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14 reviews
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“A lovely place for a walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Botanic Garden is a hidden gem in the Morgantown area. Just a few miles from I-68 and near Cheat Lake, it's a great place to wander through the woods.

Visited September 2012
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Still in its infancy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is not a botanic garden like you will find in the big cities. It is still in the infancy stages of development, but are making progress. There is a small perennial garden, and bulbs in bloom in the spring. There is a wetland walkway with informational placards and plenty of trails. It is a beautiful place that I have enjoyed many times, once I got past the disappointment of lack of more formal gardens. It's more of a place to go and enjoy nature in a couple of different habitats. Look for their website for expert guided nature walks and there is a fall event for children that is great. They have an area of the woods where they build fairy houses!

Visited October 2012
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