Lakes, rivers, streams, and more. West Virginia is rich in public waterways, perfect for outdoor recreation. Whether you are looking to learn a new sport like stand-up paddleboarding or want to take the family on a leisurely boat ride, there’s something for everyone in West Virginia’s waters. Grab your kayak, canoe, board or paddle and discover the watersports that await you in Almost Heaven.

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7 Resolutions for an Almost Heaven New Year

It’s that time of year again where we set goals for the approaching new year. Add some of these resolutions into your list and actually lo...

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One-Of-A-Kind Fall Adventures Await in Almost Heaven

Fall has finally arrived in Almost Heaven, and the season has brought crisp, cool air, beautiful fall foliage and amazing adventures with it...

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Gauley Season and its iconic rapids are back in Almost Heaven

Known as “the Beast of the East” rafting on the Gauley River is truly an epic adventure. During Gauley Season prepare yourself for 23 d...

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Discover Stunning Lakes Over 48 Hours in the Mountain Lakes Region

Stonewall Jackson, Stonecoal, Summersville, Sutton and Burnsville—you will need more than 2 days to fully experience all the stunning lake...

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OUTDOOR EXPLORER: How to Become an Upper Gauley Raft Guide

By Kirby Simeon, Outdoor Explorer When people come to southern West Virginia to raft the famous Upper Gauley River, one of the most commo...

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Find your Mountaineer Spirit during 48 Hours in Mountaineer Country

Though most well-known for being home to West Virginia University in Morgantown, Mountaineer Country has more in store than you could imagin...

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Find Fall Getaways in Almost Heaven

When the air is a bit cooler and the trees are multicolored, it's a great time to plan an Almost Heaven getaway in the mountains. Here are a...

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An Epic Adventure Awaits this Gauley Season

Highly anticipated each year, Gauley Season provides the biggest and best whitewater of the season. Each fall Gauley Season, guaranteed dam...

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Soak Up What’s Left of Summer: Last-Minute Vacations

With kids gearing up to go back to school and days getting shorter, it’s the perfect time to soak up the last few moments of summer. These...

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