Country roads lead to heavenly vistas and new memories that’ll make the drive worth every mile. As you plan your trip, we’re here to help. Discover our most Instagram-friendly overlooks, top hiking trails and best small towns for family getaways. No matter what type of vacation you are planning, you’ll find it and more in the mountains of West Virginia.

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Beginner Bucket List: 5 Kid (& Newbie) Friendly Slopes

January 20th, 2022

Almost Heaven has a plethora of difficult trails but the state also has some of the best beginner ski schools and slopes that kids (or slope newbies) can enjoy in the wintertime. From beginners to advanced, new skiers can test their skills on these gentle slopes perfect for those learning the ropes! 1. Country Roads ......

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Beginner Bucket List: 5 Kid (& Newbie) Friendly Slopes

January 20th, 2022

Almost Heaven has a plethora of difficult trails but the state also has some of the best beginner ski schools and slopes that kids (or slope...

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Winter Retreats: 7 Cozy B&Bs and Mountain Resorts

January 10th, 2022

West Virginia offers a variety of cozy cottages and resorts that you can enjoy with your family. From large luxurious to off the grid, Almos...

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Our Tips For Cooking Fresh & Eating Local in 2022

January 3rd, 2022

This new year we are all looking to make positive changes in our lives, with many of us hoping to freshen up our diets and try new local Wes...

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5 Weekend Getaways To Take In 2022

December 28th, 2021

The colder months in Almost Heaven are some of the best times to explore quaint mountain towns and their charming adventures with a weekend ...

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Try These 5 High Adventure Ski Routes If You Dare

December 20th, 2021

Winter is here, and many of you are probably looking for the perfect ski route, packed with fresh powder, unbeatable terrain and mountain-to...

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6 Winter Waterfalls To Add To Your Bucket List

December 13th, 2021

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

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Keep Cozy With These 10 Wintertime Craft Brews

December 10th, 2021

It’s no surprise that Almost Heaven is home to crowd-pleasing craft brews and natural flavors. With distinctive local ingredients and an a...

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2021 Holiday Gift Guide

December 6th, 2021

The hustle and bustle of the holidays and shopping for everyone in your life can feel a bit overwhelming each year! Whether you are ready to...

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Oh Christmas Tree — Festive Farms in WV

November 22nd, 2021

The holiday season is here, and many of you are probably looking for that perfect Christmas tree to light up your living room and fill the d...

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10 Must-Visit Holiday Light Displays in West Virginia

November 15th, 2021

As the snow begins to settle so softly, like falling stars dancing through the sky, wintertime magic and family traditions come alive once m...

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Your Perfect Winter 2021 Bucket List

November 15th, 2021

Ahh, winter—the perfect time to snuggle up by the fire, sip hot cocoa and spend time laughing with friends and family. In West Virginia, t...

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Fall Foliage Road Trip: U.S. Route 50

November 12th, 2021

Mid-Ohio Valley Sights Rounding out a beautiful fall season in Almost Heaven, our final fall foliage report is guiding us towards a favorite...

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Avoid the Winter Slump with these 6 Must-Trys

November 8th, 2021

As the crisp winter air starts to cascade down from the mountain tops into the deep valleys, the state comes alive with festivities—both c...

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

November 4th, 2021

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

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10 West Virginia Campsites and Glampsites

November 1st, 2021

West Virginia has an abundance of show-stopping scenic drives, hiking and biking trails, and waterways, but the campsites are truly a wonder...

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Fall in Love with these Autumn Date Ideas

October 28th, 2021

This fall, greet the crisp, autumn air by snuggling up close with the one you love most. A collage of blushing amber and crimson hues provid...

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Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. Route 310

October 27th, 2021

Shifting Hues & Historic Views Due to a warmer than usual fall, color has been slower to peak in West Virginia this year. The higher ele...

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Almost Heaven After Dark

October 20th, 2021

As the glowing autumn moon shines down on West Virginia, the state comes alive with activities—both spooky and mystical alike. Whether you...

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Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. Routes 15 East and 20 North

October 20th, 2021

Waterfalls Views & Serene Waterways This week in Almost Heaven, more and more color is creeping across the state. While some spots with ...

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5 Reasons To Visit Grandview This Fall

October 14th, 2021

While the nation’s newest national park is full of eye-catching views, the Grandview area is at the top of our list. With its own visitors...

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Fall Foliage Road Trip: Midland Trail & Country Route 11

October 13th, 2021

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

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Road Trips from Columbus – Mid-Ohio Valley

October 13th, 2021

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

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Road Trips from Virginia: New River/Greenbrier Valley

October 13th, 2021

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

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Road Trips on I-77: Mountain Lakes

October 13th, 2021

The Mountain Lakes Region of West Virginia, while being the portion of the state with the smallest population, is in no shortage of beautifu...

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Road Trips from Pittsburg: Mountaineer Country

October 13th, 2021

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

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Road Trips from Washington D.C.: Eastern Panhandle

October 13th, 2021

The Eastern Panhandle Region is home to approximately 6% of the state’s population. One of two panhandles in the state of West Virginia, t...

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Road Trips from Pittsburg: Northern Panhandle

October 13th, 2021

The Northern Panhandle Region encompasses one of two panhandles in the state (fun fact: West Virginia is the only state out of the entire 50...

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Road Trips from Kentucky – Hatfield-McCoy Mountains

October 13th, 2021

The Hatfield-McCoy Mountains Region is a place with extensive history and ample outdoor recreation. This region was named after the infamous...

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Road Trips from Washington D.C.: Potomac Highlands

October 13th, 2021

The Potomac Highland Region, located in the Eastern portion of West Virginia, provides roughly 2,722 square miles of breathtaking mountain v...

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Road Trips on I-64: Metro Valley

October 13th, 2021

Home to approximately 30% of West Virginia’s population, the Metro Valley Region is filled with a culturally rich atmosphere and some of t...

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8 Spots To Find Fall Adventure

October 12th, 2021

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

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10 Motorsport Tracks in West Virginia

October 7th, 2021

West Virginia is made for those who want to feel alive and are brave enough to chase that feeling. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing r...

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7 Steps and Tips for Stargazing

October 7th, 2021

West Virginia is one of the best places in the country to see the stars. Offering breathtaking views of the night sky, anyone can lay back i...

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

October 6th, 2021

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

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Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice: 6 Savory Stops

September 27th, 2021

We love local flavors year-round in Almost Heaven, but the cool breeze of fall has us ready to settle in for a cozy meal. With seasonal spic...

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Our Official Fall 2021 Bucket List

September 21st, 2021

The time we have all been waiting for is almost upon us—fall in Almost Heaven is near. The crunch of fallen leaves and the sweet smell of ...

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A Foodie’s Farm-to-Table Roadtrip in West Virginia

August 26th, 2021

Here in West Virginia, agricultural heritage can be traced back for decades upon decades with both classic and new flavors gracing our dinne...

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Adventure by day, rest well at night: Hatfield-McCoy Trails Featured Lodging

August 18th, 2021

Rushing adrenaline, exhilarating exploration and endless memories— all this and more await you on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails. This summer, ...

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Our State Fair of West Virginia Foodie Guide

August 3rd, 2021

The State Fair of West Virginia is home to more than carnival rides and unbeatable concerts–each year food options ranging from breakfast ...

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Tentrr Campsites Provide One-Of-A-Kind Camping Getaways at West Virginia State Parks

July 29th, 2021

Remote retreats. Mountain adventures. Stunning views. Experience a getaway at a Tentrr campsite tucked away in lush forests at Blackwater Fa...

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5 Bass Fishing Hideaways in Almost Heaven

July 26th, 2021

West Virginia is well-known as a trout fishing hub but did you know that the Mountain State is also a bass fisherman’s paradise? From ...

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Up Your Road Trip Game with these 4 Tips

July 26th, 2021

Looking to prepare for the greatest road trip of your life? You’ve come to the right place. Along the rolling hills of West Virginia, ...

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Race the School Bell: Last-Minute Summer Vacations

July 12th, 2021

Summer in West Virginia brings about days of exploring, nights spent up with friends and memories that will last until the end. Although the...

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Go State Park-Hopping in Almost Heaven One Region at a Time

July 12th, 2021

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

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Our Favorite Casino Games to Win Big in Almost Heaven

July 12th, 2021

The Mountain State offers a variety of casino games– slots, poker, blackjack, roulette, craps, racing and many more ways to enjoy the fun ...

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Cookout West Virginia-Style this Summer

June 29th, 2021

With summer just around the corner in Almost Heaven, now is the perfect time to fire up the grill and enjoy some classic West Virginia flavo...

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5 Pet-Friendly Trails For You And Your Furry Companion

June 28th, 2021

From the mountain tops of the Potomac Highlands to the banks of Metro Valley’s Kanawha River and everywhere in between, West Virginia ...

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Explore New Heights: Reaching the Seneca Rocks Peak

June 28th, 2021

If you’re looking to explore at higher elevations, a massive rocky ridge awaits you–Seneca Rocks. This well-known and well-loved roc...

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Go for Gold: Rock Climbing in Almost Heaven

June 23rd, 2021

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

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All Aboard for Summer Fun on the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

June 23rd, 2021

This summer, miles upon miles of lush greenery, sunny skies and emerging wildflowers await you. Wondering how you can see the most of this a...

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Discover the New River Gorge on Your Greatest Road Trip Yet

June 15th, 2021

Close your eyes and imagine a place with thousands of acres of lush green forests, rushing waters and cascading waterfalls. Sound too good t...

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Who let the Dogs out… for these Pet-Friendly Getaways in Almost Heaven?

May 27th, 2021

Summer is on the horizon in Almost Heaven, meaning that it’s time to hit the road for adventures like no other. When you’re pack...

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Our 2021 Summer Bucket List

May 13th, 2021

Golden sun rays and warm summer nights are the only thing on our mind as we approach the beginning of June. With all of this bubbling antici...

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

May 13th, 2021

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

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Your Guide to Summer Vacation with ACE Adventure

May 11th, 2021

Traverse a roaring whitewater rapid. Bask in the mountain sunshine. Enjoy a lakeside waterpark. Find relaxing lodging. Explore a national pa...

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Mountain Momma Gift Guide: 9 Unique Picks for 2021

May 4th, 2021

Want to treat the special lady in your life to the perfect Mother’s Day gift? With a rich collection of local artisans and unique expe...

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Fun for one, fun for all: 6 Greenbrier Resort Activities for Kids

April 30th, 2021

With cotton candy skies, sweet treats galore and the most vibrant interior design, The Greenbrier Resort invites people of all ages to explo...

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Conquer the Hatfield-McCoy Trails

April 28th, 2021

Rugged mountain wilderness. Off-road adventure. One-of-a-kind experience. The quintessential summer activity in West Virginia has to be ATV ...

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A little bit of Heaven on Earth Day

April 22nd, 2021

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

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Gobble Gobble: Spring Turkey Season in Almost Heaven

April 20th, 2021

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

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Adventure just below the surface: 3 West Virginia Caves and Caverns

April 15th, 2021

If you thought West Virginia was awe-inspiring above ground, just wait until you see what lies right below the surface. Explore new depths b...

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Waterside Views in West Virginia

April 13th, 2021

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

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Fun in the Snow & Sun: Spring Ski Resort Destinations

April 7th, 2021

In Almost Heaven, we lavish in winter adventure, but we also fully embrace fun in the sun. When the cold of winter passes and reveals a blos...

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Take the long way home: Springtime Scenic Drives

April 6th, 2021

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

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8 Breweries and Distilleries to try this Spring

April 1st, 2021

Whether you prefer a hops-y IPA, strong stout beer or Appalachian-made moonshine, the Mountain State has got you covered. This spring, there...

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A Day of Wildflower Searching in West Virginia

March 30th, 2021

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

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These 3 WV Towns are officially the South’s Best

March 19th, 2021

Awarded each year by Southern Living, the South’s Best Awards are an annual tradition. Coming off of a challenging year, the 2021 awar...

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Tee It Up in Almost Heaven

March 17th, 2021

With fresh-cut grass, warm weather and world-renown courses, it’s time to gather up your clubs for a golf adventure in Almost Heaven. ...

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Mountain State, Spring Break: Plan the perfect WV getaway

March 16th, 2021

With unmatched beauty, exquisite dining and one-of-a-kind people, Almost Heaven is certainly the place to spend your spring break. To enjoy ...

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Things To Do at the New River Gorge

March 5th, 2021

Whether you are into outdoor activities such as climbing, biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, or just like to enjoy a pi...

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Four Seasons at the New River Gorge

March 5th, 2021

With four seasons being everyone’s focal point throughout the state each season provides a unique scenery to Almost Heaven. In the New...

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How To Get To the New River Gorge

March 5th, 2021

Access Points Driving is the best way to navigate the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve on U.S. Route 19. With a car, you can drive...

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Road Trips around the New River Gorge

March 5th, 2021

The nation’s newest national park, the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is easily accessible no matter where you’re tr...

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Checking Off Your Spring Bucket List in Almost Heaven

March 5th, 2021

After a spectacular winter season, spring is blossoming anew in Almost Heaven. Relish in its liveliness by checking some items off of your s...

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Hitting the Hatfield-McCoy Trails

March 5th, 2021

Fill up the tank, strap on your helmet and get ready to ride, an unforgettable expedition through Almost Heaven awaits you. With over 800 mi...

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Ready for Whitewater Rafting at ACE Adventure?

March 4th, 2021

After the chilliest of winters, get ready to ring in the springtime with ACE Adventure Resort. Strap on your life jacket, tighten up your he...

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Dining at the New River Gorge

March 4th, 2021

After exploring all there is to see and do in the New River Gorge, you’re going to need a place to fuel up and relax. Luckily, this region...

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Lodging near the New River Gorge

March 4th, 2021

Staying in the New River Gorge has never been easier. Whether you need accommodations for a few days or for a month, lodging in this region ...

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Cold Season Fishing To Warm Your Heart

March 2nd, 2021

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

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A Foodie Paradise: The Greenbrier Resort

February 25th, 2021

Beloved for its southern charm and unmatched decor, America’s Resort is also home to a utopia of dining options. Whether you are hopin...

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Late Winter Adventure in Almost Heaven

February 23rd, 2021

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

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Plan Ahead: Spring Adventure

February 18th, 2021

While we love winter in #AlmostHeaven, we are admittedly pretty excited for sunny days and spring flowers. The fresh feeling of bright blue ...

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West Virginia’s Winter Flavor

February 16th, 2021

Wintertime in Almost Heaven is certainly a joyous occasion. However, sometimes it can be a bit difficult to confront the cold. If you’...

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A Snow-Lover’s Paradise: Ski the Valley

February 11th, 2021

With its three premier ski resorts, Tucker County is packed with the winter action that we can’t get enough of this season. At an elev...

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3 Romantic Getaways to Fit Any Budget

February 9th, 2021

Whether you are hoping for a grand romantic gesture or keeping things low-key this year, everyone loves a Valentine’s Day getaway. It ...

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Snowy State Parks in Almost Heaven

February 2nd, 2021

Soft blankets of snow rest peacefully upon the Appalachian Mountains, adorning the state in a wooly white. If you have ever wondered what it...

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Rest Your Head: 6 Bed and Breakfasts in Almost Heaven

January 21st, 2021

All of the comforts of home without the ever-growing to-do list is exactly what we are looking for. You can enjoy this and more at any of th...

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Shooting ranges and where to find them

January 19th, 2021

Resorts and state parks provide many activities, including, at many locations, the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports . Check out these op...

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Traveling Safely this New Year

January 19th, 2021

With snow on our slopes and warmer months approaching many travelers are eager to hit the country roads of Almost Heaven. While we keep each...

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Get moving: 5 Virtual Fitness Classes in Almost Heaven

January 14th, 2021

Don’t feel like braving the cold for a winter trail run? While we all focus on our fitness this new year, studios in #AlmostHeaven hav...

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5 Winter Chills & Thrills We are Trying this Season

January 12th, 2021

Ready to kick things up a notch and break a sweat this new year? With our rolling hills and snowy-landscapes, Almost Heaven is the perfect b...

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Cooking Fresh in #AlmostHeaven

January 5th, 2021

This new year we are all looking to make positive changes in our lives, with many of us hoping to freshen up our diets a bit. Whether you lo...

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Slow-Paced Snow Activities in Almost Heaven

December 29th, 2020

The winter season meets the Mountain State in a truly ethereal way. With its snow-laden paths, frostbitten mountains and storybook-worthy sc...

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Holiday Traditions in Almost Heaven

December 22nd, 2020

For many, it is the family traditions that make the holiday season so memorable. This year may be a bit different, as we all work to keep ou...

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Eat Local & Support Small this Holiday Season

December 17th, 2020

The local flavors of West Virginia are part of what makes us #AlmostHeaven. As outdoor dining begins closing up for the chilly season, our l...

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Give the Gift of ACE

December 17th, 2020

Sometimes the best present won’t fit under the tree. All we know is this holiday season, a future getaway to ACE Adventure Resort woul...

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7 Cozy Cabin Getaways

December 15th, 2020

Winter is here and we could not be more excited in #AlmostHeaven. With snow on the ground, we are dreaming of cuddling up around a fireplace...

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Holiday Fun at America’s Resort

December 10th, 2020

Throw on your coat and grab some mittens, we are heading for a holiday paradise! With beautiful sights and magical activities awaiting this ...

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

December 3rd, 2020

Shopping for everyone in your life can feel a bit overwhelming each year! Use this gift guide to simplify your holiday shopping, while suppo...

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3 Staycations in Almost Heaven

November 30th, 2020

Searching for ways to safely satisfy your wanderlust? In Almost Heaven, look no further than your own backyard. With these three staycations...

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Sharing the trail: Your guide to trail etiquette

November 26th, 2020

While we may go outdoors to get away, it is important to be considerate of our fellow #AlmostHeaven lovers on the trail. Here are some simpl...

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Skip the lines and shop local this season

November 23rd, 2020

Holiday shopping may look a bit different this year, but luckily we have no shortage of local businesses to support this season. Check out t...

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Thanksgiving Traditions in Almost Heaven

November 19th, 2020

From regional favorites to family traditions, Thanksgiving recipes are a vital piece of West Virginian culture. Check out this collection of...

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Our 2020 Winter Bucket List

November 16th, 2020

Don’t find yourself mid-January having missed out on all festive adventures! Fill our your winter bucket list using this comprehensive...

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Safety on the Slopes this Season

November 12th, 2020

Along the rolling hills of Almost Heaven lies a winter sports utopia. In preparation for a safe season on the slopes, learn what steps our w...

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Adventuring between seasons in #AlmostHeaven

November 9th, 2020

With water-sports nearly wrapped up for the season and the slopes not yet snowy, it may seem like adventure is on hold. This couldn’t ...

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Fall Foliage Road Trip: Best Places to go Leaf Peeping in WV

November 5th, 2020

While the majority of the state has hit peak color already, beautiful fall foliage can still be found. There's never been a better time to j...

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7 Things You Wanted to Know about the Hatfield-McCoy Trails

November 2nd, 2020

Though a well-loved destination, there are many folks who are not yet familiar with the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. Read on to see what our...

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Twelvepole Manor and the Terror Out Wayne

October 30th, 2020

Written by: Sarah Mace, Gothic Literature and Regional Folklore Enthusiast – Marshall University Graduate Student Halloween Tradition...

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Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. 10 & Washington Heritage Trail

October 29th, 2020

This week, the areas you'll find the most stunning fall foliage are in the Hatfield-McCoy Mountains along W.Va 10 and in the Eastern Panhand...

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7 Late Fall Getaways For Every Adventurer

October 28th, 2020

If you are outfitting your final fall to-do list and are hoping to fit a bit more adventure in, use this list as your guide! Bavarian Inn A ...

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Let’s Go There, #AlmostHeaven

October 27th, 2020

We understand that 2020 has not exactly gone to plan. All of those trips you had scheduled have gone out the window and have been replaced w...

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A Fall Day in the Greenbrier Valley

October 26th, 2020

Whether you are on the road now or dreaming of an #AlmostHeaven escape, take a trip with us through our ideal day in the Greenbrier Valley. ...

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Small Towns, Big History

October 24th, 2020

Deep within the Appalachian Mountains lives a rich history that echoes into the present. Luckily, West Virginia natives have long-preserved ...

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Must-Try Mountain Expeditions with ACE Adventure

October 22nd, 2020

Known for their action-packed waterpark and white water rafting tours, ACE Adventure is a fan favorite of adventurers in #AlmostHeaven. Whil...

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Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. 20

October 21st, 2020

If you're in the southern part of the state this week, W.Va. Route 20 from Pipestem Resort State Park to Meadow Bridge is the perfect route ...

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Fall in Love with these Almost Heaven Pumpkin Patches

October 19th, 2020

As we enter the peak weeks of autumn, daydreams of deep crimsons and blushing ambers keep us all in eager anticipation for fall and all its ...

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The Mountain Biking Hub of #AlmostHeaven

October 15th, 2020

Nestled within the rugged hills of Pocahontas County lies a mountain bikers’ paradise. The Snowshoe Highlands Ride Center is a world-c...

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Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. 310

October 14th, 2020

This week, the foliage in Marion County is bursting with stunning hues of yellow and red. If you’ve been longing to go leaf peeing, W....

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6 Must-Try Fall Feasts

October 12th, 2020

Cooler weather and indulgent meals seem to go hand in hand in #AlmostHeaven. Don’t get in a food rut this season, check out these regi...

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Accessible Adventure in Almost Heaven

October 9th, 2020

Written by: Bryant Baker, River Operations Manager & Guide – ACE Adventure Resort It’s the trip that takes a little extra ef...

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Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. 26 to W.Va. 24

October 7th, 2020

Watch in wonder as West Virginia's mountains come alive before your eyes. A great area to view fall colors this week is along W.Va. 26 and W...

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Fall Foliage Road Trip Along U.S. 48 and U.S. 219

September 30th, 2020

The stage is set, and the awe-inspiring fall foliage of West Virginia is ready to put on a show. Vibrant hues will transform the rolling hil...

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Explore Some of West Virginia’s Most Stunning Sights

September 15th, 2020

Defined by its rivers and lush forests, this region in southern West Virginia has some of the most spectacular outdoor recreation. ......

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Get A True Taste of West Virginia Along This Memorable Route

September 15th, 2020

Less than three hours outside Roanoke, this stretch of West Virginia is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Shaped by the famous New ...

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Wild & Wonderful Whitewater: Gauley Season

September 12th, 2020

Sam Iatarola, Outdoor Explorer, Coordinator of Adventure Recreation – Marshall Recreation Center Every year, rafters flock to the Gaul...

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A Scenic Drive to One-of-a-Kind Experiences in West Virginia

September 11th, 2020

A drive along the western side of West Virginia is not only stunningly beautiful—with plenty of river views and towering mountain ranges...

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Lakes and Lighthouses Galore in the Heart of West Virginia

September 11th, 2020

They don’t call this part of West Virginia the Mountain Lakes region for nothing. Winding your way along gentle mountain roads, this trip ...

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You Can Take a Drive and a Dip Along This Historic Loop

September 11th, 2020

Just a short drive outside of the Washington and Baltimore metro areas, this loop through West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle is both a rela...

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5 Surprising Things in the Greenbrier Bunker

September 10th, 2020

With the secret of the Greenbrier Bunker uncovered, its mystery and intrigue have yet to fade. Beneath the lush trappings of America’s...

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10 Adventure Destinations for your Fall Bucket List

September 8th, 2020

Hoping to make this the year you hit all of those iconic fall locations in #AlmostHeaven? Use this list as your guide to the perfect autumn ...

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A Day in Metro Valley

September 3rd, 2020

Home to the state’s capital, Metro Valley is the perfect place for an early fall getaway. Use this itinerary as your guide to all of t...

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So what is Trails Heaven?

August 31st, 2020

Residing in the mountains of West Virginia’s most famous funding families, the Hatfield-McCoy Trails are creating their own legacy. Th...

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West Virginia’s Award Winning Rail Trail

August 27th, 2020

In the heart of Mountaineer Country lies a treasure loved by many, yet unknown to some: the Mon River Rail Trail System. This 48 mile collec...

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6 Best Places to Catch an Almost Heaven Sunrise

August 24th, 2020

Are you an avid chaser of the misty colors of a morning sunrise? You are in luck because these six spots will round out your bucket list. Ea...

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How to Pick the Perfect WV Vacation Rental

August 20th, 2020

Looking to decompress in a rustic log cabin or a lounge on a city-view balcony? West Virginia has the perfect vacation rental for every trav...

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Your Guide to Local West Virginia Honey

August 17th, 2020

Whether you like a little sweetness in your tea, or you are into natural remedies, there is no shortage of local honey here in West Virginia...

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A Day in the Life of a Capon Guest

August 13th, 2020

Log out of your email and set your phone to do not disturb, because we are heading to a stress free oasis. Nestled within the secluded mount...

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Shop local, Buy local: West Virginia Face Masks

August 10th, 2020

While we all work together to keep ourselves and others safe, face masks have become a must-have. Whether you are looking for a mask to matc...

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Sweeten up your palate with these #AlmostHeaven fruits

August 6th, 2020

Whether you are stopping by your neighborhood farmer’s market or a local family farm, summertime fruits are in excess in West Virginia. Ch...

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Get in the #AlmostHeaven Spirit

August 3rd, 2020

Even though we may not be going to concerts or visiting art shows, there are many ways to get in the #AlmostHeaven spirit! Luckily, many of ...

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A Parent’s Guide to Raising Safe Adventurers

July 30th, 2020

With endless landscapes and miles of nature to enjoy, West Virginia is the perfect place to adventure with your family. Enjoy wide-open spac...

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Tips for Staying Fit while Social Distancing in #AlmostHeaven

July 27th, 2020

Lucky for folks in the Mountain State, we can still find ways to explore West Virginia, exercise and practicing safe social distancing measu...

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5 Reasons Camping in your Backyard is a Summer 2020 Must Try

July 24th, 2020

Memories children cherish are often not of grand gestures and big productions. It is commonly the simple and intimate experiences with famil...

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The Place You Belong is Waiting

July 2nd, 2020

Our priority is the health and safety of visitors and local communities throughout the Mountain State. The West Virginia Tourism Office and ...

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Virtual Road Trip: Day 5

June 18th, 2020

Today we will cover the last, but certainly not the least of the Almost Heaven road trip destinations. Follow along and hopefully you’...

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Virtual Road Trip: Day 4

June 18th, 2020

West Virginia is full of unique points of interest– from historic landmarks, to scenic overlooks and the most delicious eateries. Thes...

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Virtual Road Trip: Day 3

June 17th, 2020

While road tripping near central West Virginia, stop at these places, take in the incredible views and stretch your legs. Barbour County Phi...

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Virtual Road Trip: Day 2

June 16th, 2020

West Virginia is home to unique historical sites, breathtaking scenic views and world class entertainment and outdoor recreation. Take a loo...

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Virtual Road Trip: Day 1

June 15th, 2020

To kick off West Virginia’s birthday week, join us in a virtual road trip to all 55 counties. Starting in the northern part of the state, ...

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9 Fascinating Facts from West Virginia’s History

May 20th, 2020

Each of West Virginia’s nine one-of-a-kind travel regions has a unique story to tell. Explore the history of each region and how these odd...

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Takeout Dinner and a Movie Ideas

April 15th, 2020

Whether you’re looking for stay-at-home date night ideas or just need inspiration for delivery, takeout or curbside pick-up, these pairing...

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4 Fun Things to do Inside This Week to Celebrate West Virginia

April 15th, 2020

It can be hard to find new things to do after so many weeks staying at home. Here are four fun things to do inside this week that celebrate ...

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Scenic Drives through Almost Heaven

April 15th, 2020

Sightsee from the comfort of your car with these six scenic drives through the mountains of West Virginia. Historic National Road (15.7 mile...

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10 Signs You’ve Never Been to Almost Heaven

April 9th, 2020

While at home, now is the perfect time to start thinking of new adventures you’d like to experience. In Almost Heaven an abundance of one-...

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20 Facts You Didn’t Know About West Virginia

April 9th, 2020

West Virginia is known for its scenic mountain beauty, unmatched outdoor recreation opportunities and the friendliest folks in the country. ...

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Shop Small – Check Out These 10 WV Online Stores

April 7th, 2020

West Virginia shopkeepers and artisans work tirelessly to create meaningful, handcrafted goods for their patrons. Though you might not have ...

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WV Themed Crafts to do With Your Kids: Black Bear Bird Feeder

March 27th, 2020

In this time of social distancing it can be hard to think of things to do that are both educational and entertaining. Why not take up birdwa...

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WV Themed Crafts to do With Your Kids: My WV Story Book

March 27th, 2020

Looking for something fun to do with your kids on a rainy day? Spark your kids’ creativity with this fun West Virginia themed craft and ce...

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WV Themed Crafts to do With Your Kids: Monarch Butterfly Rock Painting

March 27th, 2020

Need something new to decorate your garden with this spring? Have your kids help and get creative with this fun West Virginia themed craft a...

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10 must-see stops on your virtual family road trip

March 27th, 2020

Discover West Virginia on a virtual road trip and hop online for a tour of museums, historic sites and remote destinations without ever leav...

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WV Themed Crafts To Do With Your Kids: Turn Simple Rocks into Works of Art

March 27th, 2020

Painting rocks is a fun activity for kids of all ages. It’s a simple way to get outside and use creativity at the same time. Project Suppl...

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10 ways to practice social distancing, WV Style

March 27th, 2020

Lucky for folks in the Mountain State, we can still find ways to explore West Virginia while practicing safe social distancing measures. Spe...

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WV Themed Crafts to do With Your Kids: Cardinal Planter

March 27th, 2020

Spring is finally here. While there may still be some frost on the ground, you can still get a head start on planting your garden and celebr...

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Brush up on your WV History with these 4 Unique Facts

March 24th, 2020

West Virginia has a rich and exciting history. Since our inception in 1863, we’ve built many more stories worth telling. Read for yourself...

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Fact or Fiction: West Virginia Folklore

March 24th, 2020

How well do you know West Virginia folklore? This trivia will test your knowledge on the mysterious beings that roam West Virginia. Fact or ...

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WV Themed Crafts to do With Your Kids: I Love WV Stained Glass Project

March 24th, 2020

Looking for something to do with those old leaves in your backyard?  Why not try out some fun West Virginia themed crafts with your kids an...

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WV Themed Crafts to do With Your Kids: Busy Honey Bee Potato Stamp Painting

March 24th, 2020

With the kids at home, it can be hard to keep thinking of new ways to keep them engaged and learning. Keep your kids’ creative juices flow...

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Try these six Almost Heaven Activities While Social Distancing

March 24th, 2020

Running out of things to do? Try these six Almost Heaven activities while practicing proper social distancing. From trying a new delicious W...

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Top 5 Places to Breathe In That Fresh Mountain Air

March 24th, 2020

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Discover a newfound adventure in the outdoors. Find wide open spaces to explore. These five places...

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Discover the natural wonder of Almost Heaven at these destinations

March 20th, 2020

Exploring new and beautiful places is always an incredible adventure. Home to some of the most impressive parks and public lands east of the...

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27 songs that can break you out of cabin fever

March 19th, 2020

Whether you are cleaning, taking a walk outside or using the time indoors to plan your next West Virginia vacation, here are a few tunes to ...

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Tasty Almost Heaven Recipes

March 19th, 2020

Sometimes the perfect escape can be found right in your kitchen! Use the recipes below to make some almost heaven comfort food. First Lady J...

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Blaze a Trail in Almost Heaven

March 19th, 2020

West Virginia is filled with untouched, wide-open public land. With six national parks, 45 state parks and forest and endless opportunity fo...

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7 movies to cure your cabin fever

March 19th, 2020

Looking for a good movie to watch? We’ve got some we think you might like: October Sky – Based on the best-selling book, “Rocket B...

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Read through Almost Heaven

March 19th, 2020

Now is the perfect time to unplug and unwind in the Mountain State. Below are a few books to get you started. The Classics   The Glass ...

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5 Fun Springtime Activities to Get You Outdoors

March 19th, 2020

We might all be stuck at home this month, but it doesn’t mean we have to be stuck indoors. Springtime is here in West Virginia, and with i...

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7 Outdoor Activities & Adventures for Kids Right in Your Own Backyard

March 18th, 2020

Springtime is right around the corner which means more opportunities to get outside and find adventures for yourself and your kids. Check ou...

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5 ways to get your workout in outside

March 17th, 2020

Don’t let the indoors get you down. As the spring season gears up with warmer weather, get outside, soak in the extra vitamin D and ex...

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March Events You Won’t Want to Miss

March 5th, 2020

It’s official, spring is right around the corner. Indulge in some springtime cheer and check out these unique events from all across West ...

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Treat Yourself to an Almost Heaven B&B Getaway

March 5th, 2020

Spring is just around the corner and let’s face it– it always feels like such a long haul to get there. That’s why you deserve a f...

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4 Places to Stop and Smell the Wildflowers this Spring

March 4th, 2020

Winter is quickly coming to an end. Soon temperatures will start to rise, and wildflowers will pop up all across West Virginia. Here are 4 g...

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3 Scenic Springtime Drives Through Almost Heaven

March 4th, 2020

Let’s face it, the interstate is convenient and can get you where you’re going quickly, but it’s not the most spectacular way to trave...

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Cheers to Spring! Check Out These 5 Almost Heaven Breweries

March 4th, 2020

1. Big Timber Brewing Company Elkins With a name that pays homage to the surrounding forests and the industry that built the community, Big ...

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History Abounds in these 3 Charming Small Towns

February 10th, 2020

Is your inner history buff begging for a getaway to a place with a past? These charming towns are perfect for a one-day trip or a weekend st...

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Everything You Need for a Valentine’s Date Night In

February 10th, 2020

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday. Instead of hustling around to get ready to go out on the town and dealing with crowded resta...

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Top 3 Winter Activities in Huntington

February 10th, 2020

Located on the Ohio River, the college town of Huntington boasts not only a lively nightlife, but activities the whole family can enjoy. Wit...

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The Best 3 Locations to Spend Your Spring Break in Almost Heaven

February 2nd, 2020

Looking for some adventure this spring break? Whether you’re looking for a relaxing trip to a small town or an exciting time spent outdoor...

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These West Virginia Chocolates Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

February 1st, 2020

Chocolatiers in West Virginia craft heavenly delicacies fit for royalty. Whether you’re looking for a tasty present for a loved one or...

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A Winter Adventure That’s Worth the Cold

January 31st, 2020

Just because the temperatures have dropped, the fun doesn’t have to stop. West Virginia’s beautiful mountainous terrain provides...

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Romantic West Virginia Getaways

January 31st, 2020

West Virginia is the perfect place to get away with that special someone for a romantic vacation together. Across the state, there are a wid...

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Plan your Almost Heaven Vacation on National Plan For Vacation Day

January 28th, 2020

Coming off of a challenging year for travel-lovers, we are all getting very excited to hit the road and travel responsibly. National Plan fo...

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Enjoy These Winter Activities With The Whole Family in Tucker County

January 27th, 2020

Winter is full of adventure in the Mountain State. However, skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only activities to enjoy when the tempe...

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4 Farm Fresh Recipes to Ring in the New Year

January 27th, 2020

The new year typically brings about a yearning for change. Whether that’s setting health and fitness goals, planning adventurous outings o...

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3 Thrilling ATV Trails to Try this Winter

January 27th, 2020

Kick your cabin fever by going on an unforgettable ATV excursion this winter. The hilly terrain of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail Systems provides...

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Give the gift of WV wine this Valentine’s Day

January 27th, 2020

Nothing pairs better with Valentine’s Day than West Virginia wine. Surprise your sweetheart with a bottle (or two) from these Almost Heave...

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FAMILY EXPLORER: Exploring Wheeling with Kids

January 27th, 2020

  Jeremy Morris, Family Explorer Jeremy Morris is a West Virginia native who has spent his adult years working in the areas of historic...

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Mark Down These Restaurant Specials in West Virginia

January 27th, 2020

West Virginia is full of unique and inviting restaurants that dish out decadent meals. And, during particular times of the year, local resta...

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Spring Resort Getaways in Almost Heaven

January 27th, 2020

Blooming flowers. Misty mountain mornings. Vibrant evening skies. Spring in the Mountain State is a time for new beginnings and new adventur...

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