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The 9 WV gear shops the locals trust

  When it comes to outdoor gear, you get a lot of extra value by shopping local: hometown shops share

This might just be WV’s most scenic rail trail

One of West Virginia’s mountain rail trails sticks out above and beyond the rest when it comes to scenic beauty:

Wild days ‘n wild nights: your guide to New River Gorge adventure & nightlife

The New River Gorge in West Virginia is the East’s outdoor adventure central, but the excitement doesn’t stop when the

6 ways to hit the Mountwood Trails

Mountwood Park outside Parkersburg has more than 50 miles of top-rated trails, with everything from traditional hiking to ATV excursions.

5 tips for taking on the Greenbrier Geocache Trail

  There’s a whole new way to discover one of West Virginia’s most popular regions: the Greenbrier Geocache Trail. Never

Beyond the pinnacle: 4 more things to discover at Coopers Rock

Sure, everyone loves Coopers Rock’s vistas. But there’s a ton more to explore at this unique park, too. That panorama

The cycling shops of the Greenbrier Valley

  There’s so much wilderness and charm to bike through in Greenbrier County that 3 local bike shops are all

Road, rail & mountain trail: all the best biking in Parkersburg

If you lean toward bike adventures with plenty of solitude and a side of history, then you’ll love Parkersburg, West

Cycling on the Paint Creek Scenic Trail

There’s no wrong way to travel through West Virginia. Even the interstate has incredible views of the diverse scenery that’s

Rail trail Almost Heaven: Travel WV by bike

Ever been bike touring? Grab your cycle-friendly camping gear and hit the mountain rail trails. West Virginia has more than

Earn that spa dip: 6 adventures near the nation’s first spa town

There’s more to Berkeley Springs than the soothing, historic mineral waters. The mountain-shrouded hamlet is also a hub for outdoor

Greenbrier Outfitters

New River Bikes

6 sweet WV adventures for outdoor lovers who also love each other

Time outside is sweet, but time outside with the one you love is even sweeter. So power down your phone

Pedal right out of DC, into history & charm

Bike right from D.C. into natural beauty to explore history and charm along the path to Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown.

Choose your park Quest!

Do you remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books from when you were a kid? Explore the wilderness that way

Bike 36 bridges, 13 tunnels and a whole lot of history

Like the railroad culture of a century ago, you’ll revel in the beauty of western Appalachia as you “steam” down

5 unforgettable 1-day adventures in WV

  What if we told you it only takes the better part of a day to conquer some of Wild,

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

Appalachian Wildwaters

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

A stargazer’s guide to Green Bank

If you often find yourself staring at the sky on a starry summer night, definitely plan a trip to Green

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.

True, tranquil lakeside luxury

Soak in West Virginia’s rugged mountain beauty, without sacrificing the comforts of home at Stonewall Resort. This secluded retreat is

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

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

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

11 wild teambuilding retreats for school & youth groups

Take your youth group to the mountains for some wild, wonderful team building. Nothing brings a group closer than overcoming

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

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

Channel your inner Evil Knievel with downhill mountain biking at Snowshoe

Mountain biking at Snowshoe is a lot like going to a big-kid amusement park. Instead of wooden and metal roller

Best of August in WV

As another wild, wonderful season comes to a close, there’s no better way to soak up the last of that

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

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

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,

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

Your ultimate camping checklist (and where in WV to find what you need)

There’s nothing like camping in the mountains. This simple gear checklist well help you gather all the basics you’ll need

Grand Vue Park

Glen Dale to Moundsville Rail Trail

Escape to a world with no fast food, no stoplights

Get away from it all– traffic, crowds, even stoplights– in Monroe County, WV. Sometimes it is nice to step into

Bike Friendly Matewan

SpencerTrails

Lotito City Park

Camp Creek State Park and Forest

Inside the WV communities that get “live local” right

Living local is nothing new to West Virginia. Since colonial and frontier times, West Virginia has been marked by self-sufficiency

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

Arrowhead Bike Farm

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

Traversing the Mon: 9 must-see sites in WV’s massive national forest

The Monongahela National Forest: nearly 1 million acres of breathtaking scenery and mountain recreation. The woodland wonderland covers the north

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

7 WV adventures you’ll have to face solo… and be glad you did

Adventures are tucked into every nook and cranny of the Mountain State. Some you can enjoy together, but for others,

Bike + Brew: 5 best mountain destinations

Nothing is better than a finely crafted microbrew after the rush of hugging mountains on 2 wheels all day long.

Wilderness Voyageurs

Whitewater rafting on the Cheat Canyon, Cheat Narrows, Big Sandy  and the Tygart River.  Rafting for families and adventure seekers. 

White Park

Several ball parks, ice arena, etc.

Wheeling Heritage Trail

Trail Running Along The Banks Of The Ohio River And Wheeling Creek. Call For More Information. This facility is included

West Fork Rail Trail

LENGTH: 26 miles LOCATION: Durbin, Pocahontas County to Glady, Randolph County. PERMITTED USES: Hiking, Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Horseback Riding

Valley Falls State Park

Day-use park with fishing and picnicking. 18 miles of hiking and mountain bike trails.

Twin Falls Resort State Park

Set in the rugged mountains of Southern West Virginia, Twin Falls Resort State Park is the ideal site for nature

The Lewisburg and Ronceverte Trail

The Lewisburg and Ronceverte Trail, currently under construction, runs along the former L|R Rail Road which ran between the towns

Tea Creek Campground (USDA Forest Service)

Campground located at juncture of beautiful Williams River and scenic Tea Creek. Each campsite has parking spur, picnic table, fire

Stonewall Resort State Park

Spanning 2,000 pristine acres and featuring a surrounding state park, Stonewall Resort offers endless recreational choices. Swimming, golf, and a

Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle LLC.

Come rent bicycles to ride on the nearby scenic C|amp;O Canal towpath or rent kayaks and canoes to paddle on

Pipestem Resort State Park

A year ’round facility with mountain vistas. Facilities include two lodges, 26 cottages, 82 campsites, two golf courses, mini-golf, gift

Pathfinder Of WV

Bikes, skates, skis, snowboards, paddling, camping and climbing. Open Mon. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m.

Panhandle Rail Trail

Length: 29 total (4 mi. WV, 25 mi. PA) Surface: Packed sand Allowed Uses: Hike, Bike, Cross-country Ski, Equestrian Endpoints:

Paint Creek Scenic Trail

The Paint Creek Scenic Trail is a state designated scenic byway/backway.  The Trail exists to encourage the understanding and enjoyment

North Bend Rails To Trails Foundation, Inc.

The North Bend Rail Trail meanders within the boundaries of Wood, Ritchie, Doddridge and Harrison Counties, is a part of

North Bend Rail Trail

Stretching 72 miles through 13 tunnels, rural countryside and several historic sites with mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, buggy rides

North Bend Outfitters

Description: Outdoor Recreation Retailer And Equipment Rental Specialist. Mountain Bikes, Canoes, Kayaks, Paddle Boats And Jon Boats Are Available For

Mountwood Park Family Campground

Season: April 15 – November 1. Campsites: 18 Tent, 81 Trailer Sites. Location: Volcano, WV. 81 paved campsites: water, electricity,

Mountain Escape Chalet

Private Cabin Rental. Sleeps 6. Walking distance to Summersville Lake. Minutes from rafting, dining, trails, etc. 6 person hot tub.

Mountain Creek Cabins

All seven cabins are fully furnished with everything you need for an overnight stay or an extended vacation. Imagine a

Monongahela National Forest – Cheat Ranger District Office

U.S. Forest Service Office is located in the Monongahela National Forest and home of the Northern Research Station. This facility

Monongahela National Forest

Information on activities at Monongahela National Forest can be found at the Supervisor’s Office at this location. This facility is

Moncove Lake State Park

Moncove Lake State Park is tucked away among the hills on the southeastern edge of the state. Located in the

Midland Trail National Scenic Byway

The Midland Trail stretches border to border across West Virginia, following U.S. Route 60 from Kenova at the Kentucky border

Mavis Manor

1897 Queen Anne Victorian Manor, located on 33 acres in southern WV. Family friendly, with Wi-Fi, Disc Golf, hiking and

Mason Dixon Historical Park

End of the Mason-Dixon Line. Two pavilions, amphitheater, playground, ball courts, dining room, museum, gift shop.

Little Beaver State Park

Little Beaver State Park is a 562-acre day-use park that features many outdoor recreational opportunities. At the center of the

Laurel Highlands River Tours & Outdoor Center

Experience some of the best whitewater rafting in the east on the mighty Cheat River. The largest uncontrolled watershed in

Lake Sherwood Recreation Area

For reservations call 877-444-6777 or visit . Campsites: 105 tent or trailer sites. Boating, hiking, fishing, hunting. Location: i-64, exit

Kumbrabow State Forest

This facility is included in “A Guide to Accessible Recreation in West Virginia.” Please check the Guide or the site

Robert W. Craig Campground at Jennings Randolph Lake

Jennings Randolph Lake offers extensive recreational opportunity with 952 acres and more than 13 miles of shoreline for picnics, camping,

Holly River State Park

Overnight facilities open from first Friday in April to last weekend in November. Swimming pool and activities building open from

Greenbrier River Trail

The Greenbrier River Trail, operated by West Virginia State Parks, is a 77 mile (120 kilometer) long former railroad, now

Free Spirit Adventures

Bicycle shuttles, tours, rentals and repairs. Greenbrier River trail, indoor cycle studio, personal training, outdoor cycle school, plus opportunities for

Fly And Tie Airport

Fly and Tie is a camping site at the Grant County Airport. Private planes fly in, park in a field,

Fat Tire Cycle & Adventure Supply

Bicycle sales and service Servicing all brands Serving Upshur,Barbour, Lewis Randolph ,Webster and Harrison Counties Bike routes and Trail information

Elk River Inn & Cabins

Pets allowed, ac, cable TV, refrigerators and microwaves. Five rooms with beautiful views of Elk River. Children under 10 years

Eidolon Preserve

Named for the phantom women Zeus created from mist and light, Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County features dense mountaintop

Dirtbean Coffee and Bike Shop

Located on Main Street (8th Ave) in Marlinton, the Dirt Bean provided a healthy alternative to fast, casual dining. Specialty

Deckers Creek Trail

A scenic 19-mile rail-trail that joins the Caperton and Mon River Trails in Morgantown, WV. This trail parallels Scenic Byway

Curtisville Lake Park and Campground

695 Acres of lush scenery.|nbsp; Hiking |amp; picnicking areas surround the 30 acre lake.|nbsp; Tent sites with cement pads, picnic

Cranberry Mountain Lodge

The Cranberry Mountain Lodge is one of the most unique lodging experiences in the U.S. Located at 4,000 feet elevation

Country Trails Bikes, LLC./ The Cairo Supply Co.

Welcome to our old-time general store. bike shop and visitors information center at Country Trails Bikes, LLC/The Cairo Supply Co.,

Country Roads Cyclists

Social non-profit organization specializing in cycling in the northern part of WV.

Core Arboretum

Hiking Trails With Varied Species Of Trees, Shrubs And Wild Flowers. Some old-growth forest. Good birding. Superb wild flowers in

Coopers Rock State Forest

Coopers Rock State Forest is a multipurpose area. The park’s main attraction is the beautiful overlook of the Cheat River

Coonskin Park

Located 10 minutes from downtown Charleston, the park includes over a thousand acres of woodland, hiking and biking trails, a