Four Ways to Spend Earth Day in Almost Heaven

Earth Day offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the many forms of outdoor recreation that the Mountain State has to offer. There are many exciting possibilities to choose from, so consider one of these activities to make the most of your Earth Day.

Hike One of the State’s Incredible Scenic Trails

Experience one of the most jaw-dropping views of the New River Gorge Bridge from Long Point Trail. Trace through the Blackwater Canyon at Blackwater Falls State Park. Stand atop the highest point in West Virginia on one of the many trails at Spruce Knob. No matter the region, West Virginia offers incredible hikes that will reward you with the ultimate sense of adventure.

Take an Adventure Down an Iconic River

It’s no secret that West Virginia is an oasis for whitewater rafting. Many of the state’s rivers feature world-class rapids that attract thousands to the Mountain State every year. Outfitters around the state will guide you down rapids ranging from beginner-level to experienced. From mild to wild, we have you covered in Almost Heaven.

Ride Your Bike Down A Bike Trail

While the state is full of hiking trails, West Virginia is also home to cycle-friendly trails, as well. The Greenbrier River Trail, North Bend Rail Trail, West Fork Rail Trail and Allegheny Highlands Trail are all fantastic options among other options. With more than 350 miles of bike trails to explore, you can’t go wrong in West Virginia.

Visit a West Virginia State Park

Many of the previously listed activities are available at state parks across the state, but you can also get involved in volunteering for Earth Day. Various state parks are working on trail maintenance, flower planting, and other clean-up efforts. If you’re interested, call your local state park to find out how you can help.

How are you going to spend your Earth Day?

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This post was last updated on August 3, 2020