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Rip through these 4 roarin’ raceways!

West Virginia’s rural hills and hollows combine with our bold “go-for-it” attitude to make motocross (MX) a top-rated sport. The

Man-cations: ATV and off-road escapes

Take your vacation for a spin in the Mountain State. If your weekend needs some horsepower, West Virginia’s ATV trails

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

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

5 really (really) unconventional WV activities

So you think you’ve tried everything the Mountain State has to offer? Check out these unconventional activities that are uniquely

Do you have what it takes to be a Spartan?

Spartan Race comes to West Virginia on August 26-27, 2017 at the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve. The obstacle race

Best winter weekends

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

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

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

Think you know WV? Bet you didn’t know these 9 wild facts!

1. What is the name of the tiny (as 2×4 inch tiny!) sculpture that hangs out on a building in downtown

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

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

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

These WV destinations get named to best lists All. The. Time.

West Virginia stacks up national and international recognition for its small-town charm, wild beauty and adventure. But there are a

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

How much of your state have you really explored? WV checklist

How well do you know West Virginia? Here’s your ultimate checklist! 1. Head to Philippi to see the state’s oldest

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

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 bucket-list mountain escapes to take solo

Want to just escape and unwind by yourself? West Virginia has loads of activities for solo travelers to tackle! Here

Enjoy The Hike Or Stay The Night: Mountaintop Fire Towers

Find a mix of adventure and solitude atop West Virginia’s old fire towers. The Olson Observation Tower, the first fire

This tiny mountain town is an outdoor adventurer’s dream

We’re going to let you in on a little secret— deep in West Virginia, there’s a prime destination for art

West Virginia Mountain Bike Association race series

The West Virginia Mountain Bike Association’s (WVMBA) annual race series is one of the oldest of its kind in 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

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:

Bucket-list best: Skydive over the mountains

Want to know what it’s like to tumble through the sky? Smoother than you think. “Most people think it will

Aliens? The ‘Area 51’ you can actually go inside

ET phone Green Bank: This real alien contact site is right out of a sci-fi novel! There’s a surreal sight

Bikepacking “Tour de West Virginia”

West Virginia is one of the best states in the nation for bikepacking. Monongahela National Forest, George Washington National Forest

6 mountain hikes… that aren’t really hikes

Take a break from your go-to trail classics and hop on one of these hikes that are— well, not actually

Cycling WV’s capital city

Charleston, WV, is not only the capital of the Mountain State, but also one of the nation’s capitals for cycling.

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:

Beat these 3 beastly WV hunting records

  Some truly impressive trophies have been recorded over the years by hunters and fishermen in West Virginia. Here are

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

Meet the Mothman

It’s been more than 50 years since residents of Point Pleasant woke up to these words stretched across the front

This palace colors the mountains in a stunning celebration

Picture yourself carefree, dancing about surrounded by a rainbow cloud of colors at “America’s Taj Mahal.” Sounds great, right? Known

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

“Best thing I did this summer”

Some inspiration for your next adventure from the GoToWV team, who set some serious #travelgoals this summer: Vicki Vaughan Every

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

8 reasons WV is best of the AT

West Virginia’s stretch of the Appalachian Trail is short, but extra sweet. The extensive 2,200-mile AT weaves through West Virginia

An insider’s guide to the most off-the-beaten-path trails in the Mountain State

There is no shortage of wilderness in the Mountain State, so there are plenty of secluded hikes to get away

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

So, sometimes “golf” gets a little weird in WV…

  Get ready for a whole new “golf.” Here in West Virginia, we combine the traditional game with 3 other

Pittsburgh, you’re just a paddle away from these 6 shoreline stops

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Pittsburgh city life, and discover a less-traveled part of the country

The many moods of the Cheat River (and when’s best to ride!)

The Cheat River is one of the longest free-flowing paddling destinations in the east, and northern West Virginia’s premier aquatic

What makes the Gauley River’s Pillow Rock rapid “The Best 10 Seconds in American Whitewater”?

“This is the best 10 seconds in American whitewater,” my raft guide told me the first time I ran the

You don’t need an ocean to shred waves in WV

The New River Gorge is the East Coast’s hub for shredding the surf on wild river waves. While an ocean

Try West Virginia’s “Epic” mountain biking adventure for yourself

Deep in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest, a 34-mile long ridgeline juts prominently into crisp mountain air, with knife-edge cliffs

Think tubes mean calm, aimless floating? Think again!

Harpers Ferry is most well-known for its rich history, but it’s also a prime river town. Tucked under the shadow

8 events to make your pooch’s tail wag

This summer, you don’t have to leave Fido at home while you explore the Mountain State. These 8 pooch-friendly events

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 WV adventure festivals not to miss

If you crave beautifully wild terrain, adventure sports, live music and like-minded people, go ahead and put in for a

3 absolutely unforgettable scenic (and stunning!) plane rides

Zoom above untamed landscapes on a “Wild and Wonderful” scenic flight! Admit it: there’s only so much you can see

12 must-do races in WV

Are you ready to take on the best trail running and mountain biking races in West Virginia? It’s no secret

7 places you didn’t know you could take your pooch to play

Get out in the West Virginia wilderness, and get a little closer to man’s best friend. Here are 7 adventures

Lucky Day? Roll the dice. Or pick a card. Or…

Entertainment is a sure bet in West Virginia, with games galore at 5 casinos. From blackjack and bingo to penny

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

4 most cycle-savvy cities and streets in WV

  When it comes to cycling, these West Virginia cities know how to share the road. Pedal through town to

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

Offbeat ideas for solo travelers in the mountains

Looking for solo travel ideas that aren’t run-of-the-mill? Just change your approach! Traveling by yourself can be liberating. And it

Pilot your way to a mountain retreat

Leave your car at home and pilot to a secluded holiday instead! That’s right, you can bring your plane on

The tightest rivalry in America’s favorite pastime

  Just 12 miles separate the 2 minor league teams with the “closest rivalry in baseball.” The Princeton Rays and

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

Gal getaways: wild weekends

Feeling adventurous? Bring your friends along for the ride in West Virginia! It doesn’t matter if you’re a horse lover,

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

Hit the West Virginia water— hard

You can take part in just about any watersport that you can think of in the Mountain State. Whether you’re

Plan a prime man-cation

Need a getaway with just the guys? West Virginia’s got plenty to do, whether it’s rafting, hiking, biking or just

4 best mountain 4×4 trails

West Virginia has some of the best off-roading terrain on the East Coast. Whether you’re looking for mild or wild,

The trail that takes you right into the heart of mountain music

Real mountain music lives loud on West Virginia’s Route 219. Along this Mountain Music Trail, stop off at venues, festivals,

Best multi-day camp-and-trek trail trips

Trace some of the nation’s most atmospheric and historic camp-and-trek trails. In West Virginia, picturesque footpaths take you past historic

5 craft beer + local food pairings you gotta taste together

What better way to experience mountain flavor than with classic meals paired with classic beers, all made in-state? Beer and

7 ziplines that’ll make you want to fly in WV

Our state packs more thrills into its hills than any place else! Explore the excitement from the skies. Since there

4 Unexpected Finds Along WV’s Country Roads

We all know the song that leads our Almost Heaven dreaming, a familiar tune celebrating 50 years of success in

Taste Almost Heaven’s Wildest Food

West Virginia’s favorite perennial peaks in April. You can taste delicious, oniony ramps across the state in community dinners, your

Gal getaways: hit the town

Longing for a ladies’ night out? Hit the town with your gal friends. Sophisticated wine tastings, casual bars and snazzy

4 most rewarding rock climbs for beginners

We’re the Mountain State, and mountains have a lot of rocks and cliffs that are perfect for climbing (even if

Take the trail less traveled— really less traveled!

Have you ever paddled a water trail? Water trails (also called blueways) are river or lake routes for small, non-motorized

How would you have fared on the wild frontier?

Every so often, whether you’re camping out in the woods, suddenly without cell reception, or even if there’s a cable

WV’s richest history lies deep underground

Take a fascinating tour through the earth in an authentic, restored, turn-of-the-century coal mine in Beckley. If you haven’t yet

7 mountain bands you need to hear

From Mountain Stage to the Appalachian String Band Music Festival, West Virginia’s mountain music is a perfect combination of old

Wake up to a wild brunch this Sunday

West Virginia is known for our home cooking and hospitality, and come Sunday, it’s time for a big, hearty, social.

4 falls you should take off the WV mountains

West Virginia is the Mountain State, and we’ve got more than enough great cliffs, crags and rocks for you to

Have you visited WV’s National Parks? We bet you didn’t do this…

Southern West Virginia’s National Parks are known for their natural beauty and outdoor recreation. The New River Gorge National River, Gauley

6 things you didn’t know about WV’s coal heritage

From the boom years of coal mining, to some of the most iconic labor movements in the nation, this black,

There’s still time! 4 winter trips to squeeze in

Never fear, winter people! There is still time for winter sports in the Mountain State. In case you haven’t already,

WV’s 3 most notorious ski trails

West Virginia is the prime location in the southeast for skiing and snowboarding, with some of the most challenging trails

Psst: WV’s off-the-beaten-path rock climbs

This secluded area with gorgeous views of the New River has amazing climbing without the crowds. The sandstone cliffs at

Discover the East Coast’s climbing mecca

The most extensive climbing area east of the Mississippi, the New River Gorge has top rope, sport, trad, and bouldering

Paddling WV’s classic whitewater river

The New River is the classic collection of whitewater runs that built West Virginia’s whitewater rafting industry. It runs all the

7 mountain arts events that transform the whole town

Immerse yourself in West Virginia’s rich creative talent with community-wide celebrations! Here are 7 mountain arts events that transform the

Whitewater 101: paddling WV’s world-class rapids

One of the best ways to enjoy West Virginia’s stunning outdoor scenery is with the plain, pure fun of whitewater

Gear Up! Look like a snowboarding pro (even if you’re not)

Outfit yourself with the dopest mountain threads and equipment with the Mountain State’s best gear shops. Whether you are in

The East Coast’s undiscovered whitewater gem

The Cheat River ranks among the best for whitewater paddling in the region. Northeastern West Virginia is chock-full of creeks

Hikers: can you complete the Chief’s Challenge?

In 2016, West Virginia State Parks Chief Sam England challenges you to hike or walk 100 miles in the state

How to move to that old-time mountain sound

Even if you don’t know which way to swing your partner or how to do-si-do, you can dance like a

Take these stairs into the sky

You’re nearing the top. You’re eye level with craggy rock fins, which fiercely jut out of rolling green mountaintops like

The weird Alpine tradition you can also find in Appalachia

The Appalachian hills of West Virginia might not have too much in common with the rocky, soaring peaks of the