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Nature & Science


Fall Colors

Highland Scenic Highway - Summit Lake

The colorful leaves decorating the majestic forests in West Virginia are one of nature's most beautiful displays. To help ensure you can view the leaves at the height of their color display the map outlines the general peak viewing times.


Birds and Bird Watching

photo of Killdeer

The Monongahela National Forest hosts 908,000 acres of diverse habitat used by 230 species of birds.

A Blooming Schedule

photo of Lady Slipper

This is a brief catalog of some of our favorite plant displays in West Virginia. It suggests times to see them, and how to get there.