Earth Day Events in Southern WV

Come celebrate Earth Day in Southern West Virginia with several events to honor our natural beauty.

Whether you hug trees or simply appreciate nature, there’s something for you to do outdoors April 22. Southern West Virginia kicks off Earth Day with all the hikes, music and “green” activities you can handle!

Here’s what you can explore:

State Park Exploration

At Nature and Earth Day Extravaganza at Twin Falls Resort State Park, explore all of the trails, trees, flowers and wildlife. A guide will also take nature lovers down Buck Run Trail to share insightful knowledge about the park. The path is .75 miles and has  a few steep sections, but the views along the way are worth every step.

Park employees are eager to show off West Virginia’s wild and wonderful side, so you’ll learn all about our woods and mountains. Grab a pair of binoculars; you won’t believe how complex and beautiful nature is until you take a closer look. There will also be a craft table and maybe a few butterfly cages.


Earth Day lasts into the weekend, too! The Earth Day celebration at the Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem lasts all day Saturday. It’s a casual event with a hippie vibe: a rain barrel activity, a sustainable building demo and a drum circle are on the schedule. You can also join an “Herb and Mushroom Walk” and listen to live music.

Eco Afternoon

Come on down to the Clay Center in Charleston for Eco Afternoon. Explore the gardens, plants and animals, or put your creative cap on and make a patchwork pot!

How will you celebrate Earth Day?