Gifford Pinchot Promises Posies

The first weekend in April 2014 wasn’t the right time to see spring flowers at Gifford Pinchot State Park near York, Pennsylvania.

By this date on the calendar in some years the early Spring ephemerals will be up and shining their little faces at us, but not so this year. It was a way cold winter and Spring is off to a slow start.

The terrain is rugged in some places as these large boulders dot the hilly woodland landscape.

Rocky terrain near lake
Rocky terrain near lake

It’s a beautiful scene to take a woodland trail walk around the lake regardless of the flower blooming situation.

This upcoming weekend should be a wonderful time to see the Spring woodland flowers like hepatica, blue bells, trillium or marsh marigolds at Gifford Pinchot State Park. Try the Alpine, Midland and Fern Trails and don’t forget your camera!

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