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A Mountain Biker’s Getaway

Where better else to mountain bike other than the Mountain State? West Virginia is the only state completely covered in

A History Lover’s Guide to the Hatfield-McCoy Trails

The Hatfield-McCoy Trail System gets its name from the region in southern West Virginia where much of the world-famous Hatfield-McCoy

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

6 Winter Waterfalls To Add To Your Bucket List

Don’t put away those hiking boots just yet, winter is the perfect time to experience the magic and majesty of

Your Perfect Winter 2022 Bucket List

Ahh, winter—the perfect time to snuggle up by the fire, sip hot cocoa and spend time laughing with friends and

Fall Foliage Road Trip: U.S. 250 to W.Va. 88

Northern Panhandle Must-Visits With later than normal peak color arriving in the Mountain State, beautiful fall foliage remains in several

Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. Route 310

Shifting Hues & Historic Views Due to a warmer than usual fall, color has been slower to peak in West

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.

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

Fall Foliage Road Trip: Midland Trail & Country Route 11

Iconic Views & Breathtaking Overlooks This week in Almost Heaven, we are beginning to see vibrant color spread across the

Road Trips from Columbus – Mid-Ohio Valley

The Mid-Ohio Valley Region, known for its tourism, agriculture and manufacturing industries, is a charming place full of adventure and

Road Trips from Virginia: New River/Greenbrier Valley

The New River/Greenbrier Valley Region is a beautiful, scenic area where upscale luxury meets small-town charm. With ample rock-climbing, whitewater

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 Pittsburgh: Mountaineer Country

The Mountaineer Country Region of West Virginia is a lively and beautiful area filled with scenic attractions, fine dining, ample

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 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

Road Trips on I-64: Metro Valley

Home to approximately 30% of West Virginia’s population, the Metro Valley Region is filled with a culturally rich atmosphere and

8 Spots To Find Fall Adventure

Getting out and exploring is always an appealing option in Almost Heaven—but when the summer heat cools off fall adventure

Fall Foliage Road Trip: Route 24 to U.S. 219

Majestic Summits & Mountain Towns This week, the foliage in the higher elevations of West Virginia will be reaching peak

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

Go State Park-Hopping in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia

When you find yourself longing for both the beauty and exhilaration of a true adventure, you’ll quickly see that West

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

Go for Gold: Rock Climbing in Almost Heaven

With the Summer Olympics quickly approaching, it is the prime time to train as the competitors do. Having an abundance

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

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

Today’s Forecast in Almost Heaven: It’s Outdoor Dining Season

As Almost Heaven transitions from springy showers to summery sunshine, now is the perfect time to dine outside. This summer,

A little bit of Heaven on Earth Day

There’s simply no better way to admire the beauty of nature than to immerse yourself in West Virginia’s natural wonders.

Gobble Gobble: Spring Turkey Season in Almost Heaven

With the arrival of budding trees and warmer weather in Almost Heaven comes the annual five-week-long turkey hunting season. With

Waterside Views in West Virginia

Lined with colorful trees and adorned in sparkles from the sun, age-old rivers truly come to life at the sign

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

Take the long way home: Springtime Scenic Drives

Springtime gifts West Virginia with lush-green forests, brightly-colored wildflowers and the sweet-smelling aroma of new beginnings. Immerse yourself in all

A Day of Wildflower Searching in West Virginia

As spring brings forth the fragrance of new beginnings, eye-catching wildflowers are making their appearance in Almost Heaven. The beauty

Cold Season Fishing To Warm Your Heart

Written by: Kenneth Reaves, Professional Angler & Writer – Perfect Captain Fishing in West Virginia shouldn’t take a back seat

Late Winter Adventure in Almost Heaven

Springtime in West Virginia is quickly approaching and soon our frosty hues will turn into fresh, green foliage. As nature

7 Cozy Cabin Getaways

Winter is here and we could not be more excited in #AlmostHeaven. With snow on the ground, we are dreaming

Sharing the trail: Your guide to trail etiquette

While we may go outdoors to get away, it is important to be considerate of our fellow #AlmostHeaven lovers on

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

6 Best Places to Catch an Almost Heaven Sunrise

Are you an avid chaser of the misty colors of a morning sunrise? You are in luck because these six

22 things you didn’t know about the legendary Gauley River

One of the best whitewater destinations in the world is right here in the West Virginia mountains. Have you heard

Great Gauley! 5 highlights on one of the world’s best stretches of whitewater

West Virginia is undeniably one of the epicenters of whitewater rafting and kayaking in the world, with the Cheat River

5 horseback riding trails where 4 legs are better than 2

Horseback riding is a great way to travel in nature. Not only do you get to interact with nature, you

9 most amazing places to sleep in WV

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in West Virginia’s nature than falling asleep among the trees and under the

Stamp your passport on these WV Trails! How many have you completed?

Passports, stamps, coins, geocaches– many West Virginia land management agencies, trails, and attractions have programs that will reward you with

Summer at the lake: Top 7 WV lakes for family fun

There’s no better place to spend the hottest days of summer than by a cool lake, and West Virginia has

Wild foods of WV: the tastiest foraging along the trail

West Virginia is one of the best places in the nation to find wild and delectable foods. Our warm growing

9 hidden outdoors spots only the locals know in WV

West Virginia has lots of popular outdoor spots that draw crowds, but we also have some amazing play spots off-the-beaten-track.

7 natural wonders in the National Parks and beyond

The hills and hollows of West Virginia hide an amazing number of natural wonders, from craggy peaks to subterranean caves.

5 shocking mountain views from WV trails

The mountain state has no shortage of steep trails and wild hikes, but finding wide open, breathtaking views can sometimes

6 dark-sky destinations & adventures after sundown in WV

Here in West Virginia, we enjoy a nightlife that isn’t just average— it’s Almost Heaven. Of course we have the usual