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Fall in Love with these Autumn Date Ideas

This fall, greet the crisp, autumn air by snuggling up close with the one you love most. A collage of

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping for everyone in your life can feel a bit overwhelming each year! Use this gift guide to simplify your

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

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

Enjoy Leaf Peeping Throughout Fall in Almost Heaven

One of the more unique features of West Virginia is its wide range of elevation. Depending on your destination, you

So What Is West Virginia’s 5th Season?

23 days of intense whitewater usher in the world’s most avid explorers each September and October, beginning this past weekend,

These 4 spots are perfect for fall foliage in West Virginia

Before the branches go bare, make sure to check out these West Virginia stops for the best October fall foliage.

The world’s tastiest apple was born right here in West Virginia

Every third weekend in September a special festival is held in the Mountain State, the Clay County Golden Delicious Festival.

This Fall Festival Has Been A Tradition For 77 Years!

Fall is right around the corner, and what better way to kick off the most magical season in the Mountain

Fill Your Heart with Fall: Fests for the Season

This fall immerse yourself in all things West Virginia by attending some of the states most exciting and unique festivals.

National Grandparents Day was created in this small West Virginia town

Did you know that National Grandparents Day has roots in West Virginia? We celebrate Grandparents Day thanks to Marian Herndon

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,

This WV town has one of the biggest 4th of July celebrations

You could say that Independence Day is Ripley’s favorite holiday. Ripley’s 4th of July celebration dates back to the late

Stop by these amazing must-see areas for true West Virginia experiences

It’s no secret that West Virginia has some of the best and most unique experiences to offer. From whitewater rafting and

6 of the Best Places for Dinner & a Natural Show

Have you been craving those amazing one-of-a-kind summer nights enjoying delicious food and incredible views with your friends and family?

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

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

The unofficial start to summer in West Virginia

Summer is just around the corner! And West Virginia is the place to be. This season is truly a magical

When it’s above 90 degrees, “Nature’s Air-Conditioned City” serves lemonade

Is there anything better than a glass of ice cold lemonade on a warm summer day? That’s why Bluefield is the

Cool off with these WV Inspired Cocktail Recipes

With the heat of summer in full swing, you might want to take a lazy day to lounge by the

Did you know: Mother’s Day was created in West Virginia

The term “mountain mama” calls to mind our beloved state anthem, “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” But are you familiar

This one-day West Virginia yard sale is the largest on the East Coast

Did you know West Virginia is home to the largest one-day community yard sale on the East Coast? Each May,

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

12 months, 12 festivals & events in West Virginia

Throughout the year, the Mountain State is home to some of the most unique and fun festivals and events. From

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

Spring is better in the mountains of West Virginia

The best season of the year has just arrived and what does that mean? Flowers are blooming, trees are turning

11 glorious wildflower trails in West Virginia

The return of spring and summer brings out the color in West Virginia wildflowers and flowering trees. Pair a wildflower

5 Ways to Warm up this Winter in WV

When the weather outside is frigid and freezing, there are plenty of ways to cozy up in Almost Heaven. Whether

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

Meet West Virginia’s unique fruit: the pawpaw

Have you ever tried a pawpaw? This oblong, greenish brown or yellow fruit that has a sweet, custard-like flavor similar to

There’s 1 day a year you can zip off the New River Gorge Bridge

You can zipline and rappel year-round in West Virginia, but did you know there’s one special day a year you

You can find pumpkin-flavored everything at WV’s largest pumpkin festival

At only one-and-a-half square miles with a population of about 2,500, the tiny river town of Milton boasts an impressive

Meet these birds up close during migration season

Meet some of the most dramatic and colorful birds in West Virginia. From vast forests to isolated canyons, the Mountain

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

Seasonal sips

Absence makes limited-availability flavor even better! Nature isn’t the only thing that’s seasonal. Visit West Virginia’s distilleries, wineries, and meaderies

9 stunning photos that capture winter in West Virginia

  The Mountain State in winter is a sight to behold. Every contour and fold stands in sharp relief, revealing

Spring break deal roundup

Whether you’re a college student, a teacher, or a family with young kids, you’re going to want to take advantage

Laugh, cry, and be awed at these 5 WV film festivals

  If you think film festivals are just for watching stuffy foreign art pieces in far-off places like Cannes or

Spring Break on a ramen noodle budget

We know how it is– you’re a student on a budget and you’ve already spent way too much money on

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

The sweetest day in the mountains— No, it’s not Valentine’s Day

Hint: every pancake should have this topping! Mountain State Maple Day showcases the sweetest industry in West Virginia: maple syrup!

Best winter weekends

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

8 memorable mountain Valentine’s Day dates for every budget

Valentine’s Day is your official excuse to woo. From affordable treats to glamorous outings, there’s something dazzling for your West

You don’t need a date to do these anti-Valentine’s activities

So you’re single on Valentine’s Day, huh? Just because you don’t have a sweetheart on this holiday doesn’t mean you

Nontraditional getaways for you and your sweetheart

Still want to plan time with your sweetheart but aren’t exactly a dinner ’n’ a dozen roses type of couple?

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

Who says adults can’t have snow days? 5 winter escapes

  The Mountain State is one of the mid-Atlantic region’s hotspots for cold-weather fun. Whether you want to stay in

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

January Insta-greats

  2017 is off to a great start in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia! Here are some of our favorite moments

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

Winter’s most full-throttle adventure

Plunge through the snowy outback in a RZR! Snowshoe Mountain Resort’s 11,000 acres are some of the most pristine in

Have YOU scheduled your time off this year?

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia celebrates National Plan for Vacation Day I work in one of the greatest industries on the

7 hikes that are even better in winter

You might not think of winter as a prime hiking season in the Mountain State, but some of these trails

Snow doesn’t stop the farm-grown freshness here!

It may be the dead of winter, but that doesn’t stop West Virginia farmers. Gather in Charleston and Morgantown for

December Insta-greats

  December in the Mountain State was a wild ride, and nothing short of wonderful! You’ve managed to capture and

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

Thrills and chills: 4 unexpected snow-season adventures

West Virginia’s got mountains, snow, and all that regular winter stuff— but that’s not nearly all. Here are some snowy

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

Heating it up on the ice: 7 reasons to catch this hockey team in the rink

  West Virginia’s signature hockey team heats up the ice every season— and you’ll want to catch these goal-blazers on

No one knows how this town’s 90-year-old tradition started. But it’s a New Year staple.

The tiny town of Lenox is about 400 miles from the ocean, but somehow, their New Year’s tradition revolves around

Winter warmers: WV’s top drinks for chilly days

Seasonal beer, cocktails, wines, spirits & all! Warm up your wild, wonderful winter with some West Virginia wine, spirits and

This has got to be the quirkiest parade in the country

  The distance from Lewisburg to Shanghai, China, is about 7,450 miles. No one really knows how, when or why

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.

5 ways to explore WV’s winter backcountry

Of course the Mountain State is the place to be for winter slopes— but you can trek those wild winter

You need these unique WV holiday ornaments for your tree

No tree is complete without some West Virginia flair. Wrap that blue garland, top it with a gold star and

3 holiday road trips to make gift shopping exciting

Mine the mountains for handcrafted gifts! Only Santa could fly through all of West Virginia, but these road trips hit

Getaway gifts (that won’t break the bank)

Give the gift of a mountain escape. Treat someone special in your life to a Mountain State retreat, full of

The unbelievable perks of spending your holiday at the casino

Score the year’s best and biggest casino prizes and giveaways, just in time for the holidays. Extra rewards, special entertainment

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

These unique historic homes only open for the holidays

West Virginia’s most historic homes are open for tours during the holidays— and for some of these vintage gems, it’s

Amazing travel deals – Cyber Monday & Small Business Saturday

Score the best deals in West Virginia this Thanksgiving shopping weekend! Supporting local shops feels amazing, but it’s not all

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 perfect ski-it-all escape

If you find yourself dreaming of winter wonderland getaways filled with skiing and snowboarding, the Mountain State in the winter

In fall, this family orchard becomes a bird hunting haven

  Twin Ridge Upland Bird Farm’s small game preserve keeps hunting tradition thriving in West Virginia. “We’ve always hunted, of

Snowboarding… in October? In the city street?

Can’t wait till winter? Motown Throwdown brings the slopes out early— really early! Never mind that real flurries are a

Get the shot: autumn in the mountains

There’s no better time than fall to capture epic Mountain State photos with amazing color! The best part is, you

Fall leaf peepers: Here’s what’s peaking in the mountains right now

Help us track autumn’s progress throughout the entire state! Share your photos for our #AlmostHeaven fall color map to show

5 ways to explore fall in leaf-peeping central

If you want the perfect Instagram-worthy fall photo, head to the rolling forests of scenic West Virginia. Where in the

Inside look: the most historic event in the most elite extreme sport

Watch 100s of parachuters launch from the 876-foot-tall New River Gorge Bridge during the Bridge Day BASE jumping festival. The

5 reasons all riders ought to roll into National Trailfest

National Trailfest is one of the premier UTV, ATV and dirt bike riding events in the country. Here are 5

Hop fans: catch this fall trend quick!

Savor the fresh bite of wet-hop brews before they’re gone. Hops are harvested in the fall, so while they’re fresh,

These fall events are a little… out of the ordinary

Looking for some out-of-the-ordinary fun this fall? Check out these 7 wild and weird fall events in the Mountain State:

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

Tuck into this mountain valley Winter Wonderland

Whether you’re skiing or just looking for a winter escape, Canaan Valley, WV, is a winter wonderland. Tuck away just

All the best mountain fall fests

  BASE jumping, apple butter, lumberjackin’— it’s fall festival time in West Virginia. Here are some our best mountain fests:

Apple-icious-est autumn: hand-churned apple butter, apple pie & so much cider

Remember the days of running around barefoot— the cool grass squishing between your toes and the crunch of an apple

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

2 festivals, 1 weekend: get the best of both

  Gauley River National Recreation Area is THE place to be in the fall! Especially the 1 weekend 2 festivals

The nation’s most epic whitewater event

Epic whitewater, gear giveaways and plenty of wild whitewater takes around the campfire— welcome to Gauley Fest, the largest paddling