The Outdoor Discovery Park In West Virginia That’s Perfect For A Family Day Trip
Springtime is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore nature. West Virginia has hundreds of great spots to get in touch with the natural world, but this one spot on the Ohio River is especially perfect for a family adventure.
The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to go exploring as a family.
The visitor's center is surrounded by natural beauty.
The refuge is in an ideal spot to see colorful birds.
You might also be surprised by the variety of insects around the visitor's center.
Flowers in bloom attract beautiful butterflies.
There's even a little hotel for pollinating insects!
The visitor's center hosts weekly nature activities.
Or you can explore the trails on your own.
You can borrow a backpack stuffed with wildlife discovery tools such as binoculars, insect guides, magnifying glasses, and more, free of charge.
A trail through the forest leads down to the river.
Here you might find some of the Ohio River's freshwater mussels.
There are 46 different species of mussels that live in the river.
There's also a spot to go fishing.
If you're a boater, you can also travel on the river to explore the various small islands.
Most of the islands are not developed in any way, so you will be right in the midst of all the natural wonders.
The Refuge Visitor Center is located at 3982 Waverly Road, Williamstown, WV. Find out more about
upcoming events from the Ohio River Islands website.
For more outdoor activities in West Virginia, check out this
adventure park that’s right in the middle of a forest.
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