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Build Your Spring Bucket List

Spring is the perfect time to get out and explore all that Almost Heaven, West Virginia has to offer. From

Seasonal Sweets: Ice Cream Shops in West Virginia

Signs of spring are all around, especially in our local ice cream shops. Better days are up ahead, filled with

Springtime Stays in The Mountain State

Ditch the city and head for the rolling green hills. Take in a deep breath of fresh, springtime air. Experience

A Grandparent’s Guide to Spring Break in West Virginia

Gearing up to host your grandkids for spring break this year? West Virginia has endless options of activities to do

5 Historic Hidden Gems

Along with its iconic views, West Virginia is home to a rich history, too. Spanning many generations, the stories and

Oh Christmas Tree — Festive Farms in WV

The holiday season is here, and many of you are probably looking for that perfect Christmas tree to light up

10 Must-Visit Holiday Light Displays in West Virginia

As the snow begins to settle so softly, like falling stars dancing through the sky, wintertime magic and family traditions

10 West Virginia Campsites and Glampsites

West Virginia has an abundance of show-stopping scenic drives, hiking and biking trails, and waterways, but the campsites are truly

Almost Heaven After Dark

As the glowing autumn moon shines down on West Virginia, the state comes alive with activities—both spooky and mystical alike.

Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. Routes 15 East and 20 North

Waterfalls Views & Serene Waterways This week in Almost Heaven, more and more color is creeping across the state. While

5 Reasons To Visit Grandview This Fall

While the nation’s newest national park is full of eye-catching views, the Grandview area is at the top of our

Road Trips on I-77: Mountain Lakes

The Mountain Lakes Region of West Virginia, while being the portion of the state with the smallest population, is in

Road Trips from Washington D.C.: Eastern Panhandle

The Eastern Panhandle Region is home to approximately 6% of the state’s population. One of two panhandles in the state

Road Trips from Pittsburgh: Northern Panhandle

The Northern Panhandle Region encompasses one of two panhandles in the state (fun fact: West Virginia is the only state

Road Trips from Kentucky – Hatfield-McCoy Mountains

The Hatfield-McCoy Mountains Region is a place with extensive history and ample outdoor recreation. This region was named after the

Road Trips from Washington D.C.: Potomac Highlands

The Potomac Highland Region, located in the Eastern portion of West Virginia, provides roughly 2,722 square miles of breathtaking mountain

Adventure by day, rest well at night: Hatfield-McCoy Trails Featured Lodging

Rushing adrenaline, exhilarating exploration and endless memories— all this and more await you on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails. This summer, venture

Cookout West Virginia-Style this Summer

With summer just around the corner in Almost Heaven, now is the perfect time to fire up the grill and

5 Pet-Friendly Trails For You And Your Furry Companion

From the mountain tops of the Potomac Highlands to the banks of Metro Valley’s Kanawha River and everywhere in between,

Explore New Heights: Reaching the Seneca Rocks Peak

If you’re looking to explore at higher elevations, a massive rocky ridge awaits you–Seneca Rocks. This well-known and well-loved rock

All Aboard for Summer Fun on the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

This summer, miles upon miles of lush greenery, sunny skies and emerging wildflowers await you. Wondering how you can see

9 Dog-Friendly Cabins for Your Next Adventure

Summer is on the horizon here in Almost Heaven, which means that it’s time to start planning your adventures and

Our 2021 Summer Bucket List

Golden sun rays and warm summer nights are the only thing on our mind as we approach the beginning of

Mountain Momma Gift Guide: 9 Unique Picks for 2021

Want to treat the special lady in your life to the perfect Mother’s Day gift? With a rich collection of

Fun in the Snow & Sun: Spring Ski Resort Destinations

In Almost Heaven, we lavish in winter adventure, but we also fully embrace fun in the sun. When the cold

These 3 WV Towns are officially the South’s Best

Awarded each year by Southern Living, the South’s Best Awards are an annual tradition. Coming off of a challenging year,

Mountain State, Spring Break: Plan the perfect WV getaway

With unmatched beauty, exquisite dining and one-of-a-kind people, Almost Heaven is certainly the place to spend your spring break. To

Ready for Whitewater Rafting at ACE Adventure?

After the chilliest of winters, get ready to ring in the springtime with ACE Adventure Resort. Strap on your life

Give the Gift of ACE

Sometimes the best present won’t fit under the tree. All we know is this holiday season, a future getaway to

Our 2020 Winter Bucket List

Don’t find yourself mid-January having missed out on all festive adventures! Fill our your winter bucket list using this comprehensive

Fall in Love with these Almost Heaven Pumpkin Patches

As we enter the peak weeks of autumn, daydreams of deep crimsons and blushing ambers keep us all in eager

10 Adventure Destinations for your Fall Bucket List

Hoping to make this the year you hit all of those iconic fall locations in #AlmostHeaven? Use this list as

So what is Trails Heaven?

Residing in the mountains of West Virginia’s most famous funding families, the Hatfield-McCoy Trails are creating their own legacy. This

West Virginia’s Award Winning Rail Trail

In the heart of Mountaineer Country lies a treasure loved by many, yet unknown to some: the Mon River Rail

A Day in the Life of a Capon Guest

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A Parent’s Guide to Raising Safe Adventurers

With endless landscapes and miles of nature to enjoy, West Virginia is the perfect place to adventure with your family.

5 Reasons Camping in your Backyard is a Summer 2020 Must Try

Memories children cherish are often not of grand gestures and big productions. It is commonly the simple and intimate experiences

These fun and easy day-trips prove you’re never far from Almost Heaven fun

West Virginia is conveniently located within a few hours of many of our country’s major cities. Richmond, Virginia; Lexington, Kentucky;  Pittsburgh,

155 ways to enjoy summer in West Virginia

West Virginia turns 155 years young on June 20! And while you’re spending the birthday exploring the beautiful state, here

Something for ALL this FestivALL

With 10 days full of activities, planning is key to make sure you don’t miss out on one of West

Life at the lake: These 5 West Virginia spots are perfect for summer

Have you ever had one of those days spent on the lake when everything just seems perfect? Sun-kissed skin, playing

Everywhere your kids can take this little boat of their own…

Want to give the kids a big adventure? Take them duckying down whitewater waves in a little boat of their own.

4 must-dos at the West Virginia Vandalia Gathering

The Vandalia Gathering is West Virginia’s signature festival that celebrates traditional dance, music, and crafts. Families and friends will be

33 Things To Do On Route 33

Take a drive through scenic, rolling hills on Route 33 in Upshur, Lewis and Randolph counties to experience 33 unique

These 27 places know EVERYTHING about West Virginia

Have you consulted a local convention and visitor’s bureau when planning your trip? These organizations are staffed by friendly and

These 20 events are West Virginia must-sees

Parents hear it every year as school winds down for the summer: “I want something to do!” Fortunately, there’s always

THIS festival is the sweetest spot in West Virginia

The town of Ripley has held a festival every March since 2008 to celebrate one of the most important things

10 cozy WV cabins and cottages for winter escapes

When a heavy snow blankets the ground and night falls early, there’s nothing like huddling around a crackling fire and

The WV adventure continues indoors at these 5 spots

Cold, rainy (or snowy!) weather got you down? Never fear! There are plenty of things to do indoors in West

The perfect fall day in West Virginia

Apple cider. Pumpkin carving. Corn mazes. Bonfires. Fall is one of the best times of the year, and there’s no

Wild, wonderful fun on the Fourth

  West Virginia’s rich with hometown pride, and we sure know how to celebrate our nation’s birthday! From small-town picnics

Fresh? How ‘bout straight from the vine! 6 you-pick farms

Whether you like your berries in pie, cobbler, or just straight out of the bucket – West Virginia is the

Could you solve the challenges to escape these 6 puzzle rooms?

Immerse yourself in a live-action mystery! West Virginia’s intense “escape rooms” test your ability to solve puzzles under pressure. Beat

Make every moment count on these 48-hour family escapes

Wild, enchanting backcountry is yours for the weekend. West Virginia’s immersive adventure packages get everybody back to nature. Get ready

This will definitely convince you to take a family spring break in the mountains

Are you hoping to take the family on a spring break trip this year but want to keep it safe?

Take the little ones by the hand at these 6 ice skating rinks

  Spin and glide in the Mountain State! There’s something about an open rink that frees your soul. Skate indoors

7 adventures the grandkids will never forget

What better way to spend time with the grandkids than to relive fond memories from your own childhood? These fun

Best winter weekends

Rain or shine, hot or cold, there’s always something exciting to do in the Mountain State. Discover real West Virginia

Ski trip? Head to the Mountain State (for obvious reasons)

  As talk of Arctic blasts, winter storm systems, and Old Farmers Almanac forecasts ramps up, there’s just one thing

Where to learn to ski in the Mountain State

  So, you want to learn how to ski. But where? What are some of the best courses to learn

5 best sled hills in all of WV!

  The Mountain State has some of the fastest slopes around. Grab your sled and head to the hills for

7 fun ways to dig into your Appalachian roots

“Mountain folk” have their own way of doing things. Old-time Appalachian practices are still alive and well in the hills

7 things you did as a kid in WV that you’ve gotta share with yours

The joys of growing up in the Mountain State are simple and sweet. Share the fond memories of your mountain

Stop buying your kids new ski gear every year. There’s a better way.

Finally! One of the East Coast’s best ski destinations created a genius program to help you bring your family back

6 best simple ways to spend a snow day

The Mountain State has the best snow days. We get a few real humdingers of snow spells every winter. And

Score huge winter discounts on these cozy mountain cabins

Most folks rent mountain cabins in the summer— peak season for barbecues, rafting, hiking and warm-weather fun. But the best

You’ll never want to leave this mountaintop village

Snowshoe Mountain has some of the best skiing in the entire mid-Atlantic region— but there is way more to do

Take your sweet tooth WAY back in time at this historic candy shop

  This Harpers Ferry candy shop is a museum— with edible exhibits! At True Treats Historic Candy, guilty pleasures are

Nowhere goes more over-the-top for Christmas than this mountain retreat

“America’s Resort” takes holidays to the next level with 60 Spectacular Days of Holiday Cheer. Live the holiday high life.

Winter train rides

Ride a vintage locomotive for the year’s most magical Christmas tradition! Starting in late November, the romantic age of steam

A storybook holiday escape in the mountains

Thousands upon thousands of tiny glistening lights unite in one of America’s largest light displays: the Winter Festival of Lights

11 top Mountain State traditions to start this holiday

Start new traditions in the Mountain State this holiday season. Share Mountain State memories with folks you love most— decorating together,

The kids won’t even know what to do with all this excitement!

  Arcades, rides and every game you can imagine! Send the kids into overdrive at these over-the-top fun zones! 1.

3,000 glittering pumpkins, 1 lawn

Imagine literally thousands of hand-carved pumpkins glittering at you from 1 Victorian home— and not just flickering, but choreographed and

5 can’t-miss fall fun for the kids

After a sizzling hot summer, there’s nothing more refreshing than the coolness of a wild and wonderful autumn. Around every

Your WV gaming & comic con guide

  From games to sci-fi to anime, here’s your fan guide to the best conventions in the Mountain State. WV

5 longstanding favorites at one of WV’s oldest festivals

In its 80+ years, the Mountain State Forest Festival in Elkins has gotten BIG. But of all the excitement, here’s

7 best ways to enjoy a day at North Bend Lake

Hit the water or head to the trail to make the most of this picturesque lake and surrounding land. If

Blast off with the real Rocket Boys

Rub elbows with the Rocket Boys themselves! In the 1950s, against all odds, a group of boys from a small

5 reasons to take the Coal River Walhonde Water Trail

If you love a good river float, canoe excursion, or kayak trip, then the Coal River is the place for

4 Labor Day weekend getaways for the family

Labor Day is the weekend to kiss the summer goodbye. Wondering how you and your family can savor the last

Beat the heat with these 6 swimming holes in WV

As summer adventure heats up, you’ll likely be looking for ways to cool off. Fortunately, Almost Heaven has the best

Paddles? Psh. Ride the whitewater the easy way!

There’s tubing, and then there’s tubing. Inner tubes are great for lazy float trips, but did you know you can

Best climbing for the kiddos

Get your little ones geared up and ready to send at these climbing camps and clinics. What better way to

7 youth group trips they’ll never forget

Take the group on a wild, wonderful journey they’ll never forget. These mountains are full of adventure, but here are

11 wild teambuilding retreats for school & youth groups

Take your youth group to the mountains for some wild, wonderful team building. Nothing brings a group closer than overcoming

All WV kiddos probably remember this summer favorite

Remember when you were young and your parents took you for a day to Camden Park? Camden Park has entertained

5 days in the New River Gorge with kids

The New River Gorge isn’t just for adrenaline junkies. It’s a great place for family vacations, too. The New River

Kids’ summer bucket list: 7 must-have adventures

Kids may be heading back to school soon, but there is still time to make some memories. You might choose

Our favorite simple summer pastime

Nothing captures the natural, simple joys of summer in the mountains like picking your own berries. Whether you’re eating them

Summer “school” is funner school

Just because school’s out doesn’t mean you can’t keep learning cool and interesting things. Here are some activities that are

Squeeze all you can from summer vacay! Weekend escape ideas

When your very own cities are packed with things to do, don’t vacation, STAYCATION! Whether you’re looking for history, an

This ol’ barn: meet the barnyard critters

Make friends with farm animals in the Mountain State. Get in touch— literally— with farm animals at these 6 popular

The totally last-second guide to a great family vacation in WV

Escape any time with a spontaneous mountain trip the family will never forget. The best vacations are the ones where

Biggest, craziest ice creams to cool down with

Take your ice cream game up a notch or 2! Nothing pairs better with a hot summer’s day than a

8 top family summer vacations in the mountains

Who needs the beach when you have miles upon miles of outdoor recreation and beauty? Here are some of the

Best summer sizzle & splash

Temperatures are rising, BBQ is smoking and water parks are calling! These staple summer favorites go hand-in-hand and are the

6 wildest WV fair traditions

You haven’t seen wild till you’ve been to a fair in the Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. Our old-fashioned fairs in

Share the simplest joys of mountain summer

Before video games, Wifi and hi-def TV, there were tents on the lawn, fireflies and stone skippin’. This season, take

7 reasons to take ‘em out to the ballgame

The Mountain State boasts 4 top-notch minor league baseball teams worth taking to the stands for. WV definitely has some unique