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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.

Join in on this majestic creature’s comeback story

Bald eagles have been nesting in northern parts of the state since 1981, but it wasn’t until spring 2010 that

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

7 best free family activities in WV

Adventure abounds in the hills of West Virginia— and lots of it is free! In West Virginia, families can enjoy

Remember these?

When it comes to antique and vintage treasures, West Virginia is an East Coast motherlode. Visit any town in the

A family spring break in Almost Heaven

West Virginia has all of the ingredients for a memorable spring break. Here are some great mountain getaway ideas: 1.

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 amazing mountain hikes even the kids will love

Share wonder with your kids on a jaw-dropping mountain hike. Even these rolling Mountain State trails can be smooth enough

Pre-Netflix nostalgia: “A night at the movies” the old-time way

Long before binge-watching seasons of TV shows and screens asking “Are You Still Watching?” there were dozens of drive-in movie

Cocoa-palooza! Taste your way through this chocolate town

During the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, the charming little town transforms into a scene straight out of Willy Wonka. Every corner

7 reasons to be “the family that skis together”

There’s still plenty of snow on the slopes in West Virginia. Here are 7 reasons to book a trip and

Discover your inner artist at these 7 WV art studios

Take home a piece of your own handiwork next time you go gallery hopping. Arts centers around the Mountain State

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

How to make a childhood favorite even better

Remember snow days as a child? Searching for the perfect hill with your sled in hand, trudging your way to

Win this winter race with just cardboard and creativity

  Think you have what it takes to build your own racing sled? All you need is a roll or

Move over, Punxsutawney Phil. This critter’s got the scoop on mountain weather

  We all know the tradition of Groundhog Day. But did you know that West Virginians have their own groundhog

Swim in the snow? Yup, waterslides and all!

Kids still going bonkers even after a long day on the winter slopes? Send them outside to the waterslide. Yes—

Family Fun on the Slopes and Beyond

Recapture the childlike magic of the season with your own kids in #AlmostHeaven. Winter has a way of capturing some

If your kids have enough “stuff,” here’s a gift idea.

Technology is wonderful. But the truth is we all need time to unplug— especially kids. With access to their favorite

11 things everyone who grew up in WV will remember fondly

Growing up in the Mountain State forged lifelong characteristics within me. Independence, a sense of adventure and wonderment, and a

Simplify with a small-town holiday in the hills

  Rediscover the simple wonders of the season in the West Virginia hills. Step into the quaint charm of small-town

11 nostalgic country toys from your childhood: then & now

The old-time country toys of yesteryear are every bit as enchanting as they were when you were young. In the

7 most unique old-time holiday events in WV

If the commercial bustle of modern America threatens to be a bit much for you this holiday season, never fear—

5 smooth, easy biking trails for a family ride in WV

  For a lot of us, learning to ride a bike was the first unabashed freedom that we experienced as

Tuck the family away in these mountain towns this holiday

If you want to add a little charm to your season, escape with your loved ones to the secluded hills

Safe & Seasonal: Holiday Light Displays in Almost Heaven

Everyone is looking for the perfect way to enjoy the season while staying socially distanced. Look no further than these

6 fun trips for toddlers in WV

If your kiddos are knee-high to a grasshopper, taking them on trips can be challenging— unless you bring them to

6 destinations you and the little ones will love– separately

Sometimes on your getaway, you want a little time away from the kiddos. So take them to West Virginia, where

6 best dog-friendly adventures in WV

If you’re a dog lover, you’ll probably agree that taking Sparky (or Rover, or Fido) with you on a walk

Up close— really close— with WV wildlife

Want to meet West Virginia’s wild and wonderful critters? The state is home to more than 57 species of amphibians

9 ways the outdoors beats the playground

Playing in the outdoors is the best fun of all— way better than any playground. Here in West Virginia, we

Spooky (but not too spooky!) Halloween fun for the kiddos

Halloween is a popular holiday for adults and kids alike, but some events can get a little spooky for the

These daredevils parachute off a bridge— and you can watch!

It’s no wonder Bridge Day is the largest extreme sports event of its kind in the entire world. Who wouldn’t

10 MASSIVE WV treats you’ll want to split!

West Virginia is known for its breathtaking views – and we aren’t just talking about the scenic ones! Pack your

5 most carefree WV resort escapes

Resorts in West Virginia provide the perfect getaway destination when you want to stay in one place and simply relax.

7 things you didn’t know you could uncover in Harpers Ferry

The historic town of Harpers Ferry is perhaps best known as the site of John Brown’s famous raid on the

8 towns that will make you want to move to West Virginia

You know you’ve had a great vacation when you start thinking about moving to the place you’ve visited. West Virginia

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

11 things You don’t want to miss at the State Fair of WV

The 10 most fun days of summer are nearing: the State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg begins Aug. 9

WV theater performances the kids will love (and you will, too)

Live theater in West Virginia offers a wide variety of performances that are whimsical, funny and tell classic tales of

7 WV family farms kids will love exploring

From rodeos to corn mazes, West Virginia’s sprawling green farms have much to offer families. Whether you want to learn

Best desserts in all of West Virginia

Dessert can be the high note to end your meal, or a sweet meal on its own. West Virginia has

7 small but vibrant WV towns you’ll need several days to fully explore

Our state is full of small towns. But our small towns, like our people, have more to them than meets

Give your kids a magical, memorable childhood: A West Virginia guide

We all have special memories from our childhood that we cherish. When we grow up, we find that making special

There’s actually plenty to hear in the US’s largest “Quiet Zone”

Eastern West Virginia is home to the nation’s largest “quiet zone.” When was the last time you heard only the

These 7 near-forgotten modes of transportation will whisk you away on a wondrous journey

While many old rail lines in West Virginia have been re-purposed into rail trails, a few of the vintage cars

13 places in WV where they still do it the old-fashioned way

Modern life is full of interesting gadgets and easy conveniences, but it hasn’t always been that way. There are plenty

7 hands-on heritage sites the whole family will love

In West Virginia, you can turn back time and revisit history. Literally. The state has a uniquely rich and exciting