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Don’t Miss Out on Gauley Season

Gauley Season is 23 days of the best whitewater in the world – all right here in Almost Heaven. Scheduled

Scenic Drives to Experience This Fall in Almost Heaven

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

Fill your Glass with Almost Heaven Cider

Fall is cider season. Whether you prefer yours hot or cold – or an adult version – a cup of

Bridge Day Chili Cook-Off

Things are heating up in Fayetteville with the 11th Annual Bridge Day Chili Cook-off! Have fun at Bridge Day, then

Harvest Art Fair

The 7th FestivALL Harvest Art Fair is an indoor extension of the summer Capitol Street Art Fair.  Shop from a wide variety

Autumn Open House

Black Draft Distillery’s Autumn Open House. Come for free tours and tastings. We’ll also have the sweet guitar of Jamie

Enjoy Leaf Peeping Throughout Fall in Almost Heaven

One of the more unique features of West Virginia is its wide range of elevation. Depending on your destination, you

5 October Events to Look Forward to Every Year

Fall is a special time in Almost Heaven and celebrated accordingly. Experience the best of October at these events. 1.

So What Is West Virginia’s 5th Season?

23 days of intense whitewater usher in the world’s most avid explorers each September and October, beginning this past weekend,

There’s One Day A Year You Can Jump From the New River Gorge Bridge

Oct. 19  |  New River Gorge Bridge Thousands of people will gather Saturday, Oct. 19 on the New River Gorge

Take a Bite Out of West Virginia Apples and Apple-Inspired Recipes

Fall in Almost Heaven is the perfect time to pick up local apples and prepare them into delicious desserts and

Get Ready for an Almost Heaven Halloween

Halloween is the time to bring out the spooky costumes, sweet candy and autumn-themed activities for all ages. Here are

Winterland – A Ski & Snowboard Film

Winterland is an epic celebration of ski and snowboard culture. Today’s mountain athletes can only stand as tall as those

Explore The Most Instagrammable Fall Views in West Virginia

Train rides, hikes leading to breathtaking landscapes and spectacular scenic drives. The best place to take in the hills ablaze

Make Memories with Your Kiddos this Fall

Nothing says fall quite like apple picking, pumpkin painting and fun festivals. Make the most of this special season with

Get Lost in a Corn Maze & Pick Pumpkins this Fall in Almost Heaven

Pumpkin patches. Corn mazes. Family fun and more. Fall is the time to visit local farms and explore activities for

Where to Enjoy College Football Excitement in Almost Heaven

Football season has returned in Almost Heaven, and regardless of which team you root for, football season is a magical

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 lakes

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

Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Murder Mystery Dinner Show “The Haunting Party” performed by Murder & Merriment in the Lost Paddle Dining Hall at ACE

Explore charming towns during 48 hours in the Eastern Panhandle

Only 1.5 hours away from Washington, D.C., West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle

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

UMAC Fall Festival

Fall Festival on Jefferson Avenue in Moundsville, WV! Hosted by the Uptown Moundsville Activities Committee! Vendors, Crafts, Live Music, kids

Explore Adventure and Heritage during 48 hours in Hatfield-McCoy Mountains

The Hatfield McCoy Mountains are home to exhilarating adventure, historic heritage and family-friendly activities. 48 hours in the southern part

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

Test Your Speed and Stamina at These Almost Heaven Marathons

Experience the rolling hills of Almost Heaven in a new way this fall – by racing over them in the

Make your way to Almost Heaven’s Northern Panhandle for 48 Hours

The slender Northern Panhandle at the top of West Virginia is home to riverside activities, arts, shopping, hiking and more.

Campfire Stories

Join members of the West Virginia Storytelling Guild for a family friendly storytelling event at the WVBG. Please bring blankets

Being with Nature

Join Judith Clister 10:00-11:30 a.m. the first Sunday, May-December, for a time of contemplation/meditation with nature. Our hosts will be

Being with Nature

Join Judith Clister 10:00-11:30 a.m. the first Sunday, May-December, for a time of contemplation/meditation with nature. Our hosts will be

Moving into Mindfulness

Join Health and Wellness Coach Colleen Harshbarger for this yoga and moving meditation immersion in nature. Learn practices designed to

Being with Nature

Join Judith Clister 10:00-11:30 a.m. the first Sunday, May-December, for a time of contemplation/meditation with nature. Our hosts will be

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the first Friday of each month for a short nature-themed story followed by

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Please come join yoga instructors Jessy Coffman and Heidi Sherwin in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class. This

Shoctober

An eerie weekend is planned in downtown Ripley. On Friday, Oct. 11, see the 1931 Hollywood classic “Dracula” starring Bela

Spend two days in the beautiful Potomac Highlands

Vast forests. Rolling, winding country roads. An unmatched sense of adventure you’ve never experienced before. All of this is waiting

Flat Trails and Challenging Hikes, Discover Almost Heavens Scenic Rail Trails

From easy, flat trails to more challenging hikes, West Virginia has hundreds of miles of rail trails perfect for hiking,

It’s Going Down (Hill Mountain Biking) at Snowshoe this fall

Mountain Bikers near and far will gather at Snowshoe Mountain Resort this fall to experience a World Cup event. The

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

A Quick Trip in the Metro Valley: Experience History, Culture and So Much More

Cityscapes, unique stops, shops, small town charm and so much more await in Almost Heaven’s Metro Valley region. Home to

Swilled Dog Dash

The Swilled Dog Dash Run/Walk is a brand new running event designed for all skill levels. You’ll run along Reeds

St. Albans History and Mystery Tour

Come join us for our third annual St. Albans History and Mystery Tour!  This year’s tour will be Civil War-themed!

History. Charm. Southern Hospitality. Discover it all in the Mid-Ohio Valley Region

Steeped in rich heritage, the Mid-Ohio Valley region of the state is home to historic, charming towns and beautiful riverfront

Mark down these fall events in Almost Heaven

Fall is a great time of year to get out and explore all the local events, fairs and festivals in

Try These 5 Farm-To-Table Dinners

It’s farm-to-table season in West Virginia, and there are a number of farms, restaurants and shops that highlight local farmers

How to celebrate National Park Service Birthday

The National Park Service is celebrating its 103rd birthday this year. There’s no better way to celebrate our nation’s beautiful

Black Draft Distillery Open House

Black Draft Distillery’s Labor Day Open House. Come for free tours and tastings, featuring our specialty Bourbon, Vodka, and Moonshine

Non-Stop Views: Cabins to book this fall in West Virginia

The lush colors of fall are quickly approaching–making now the perfect time to start planning a cozy cabin getaway in Almost Heaven. Soon enough stunning fall foliage and a crisp autumnal breeze will meet our mountains, and we are ready to cuddle up with loved ones and soak up the most Instagrammable views of the season.

Find Fall Flavors in Almost Heaven

Fall in West Virginia means pumpkins, apple butter, cider, farmers’ markets and farm-to-table dinners. The season brings fall harvest festivals

Christmas Dinner Show

Enjoy the music of the best season around. Songs that you have loved since you were a child and a

Christmas with Elvis Dinner Show

Be amazed by the fabulous Robert Keefer as he performs as the beloved Elvis Presley. Enjoy a touching evening of

Christmas Dinner Show

Enjoy the music of the best season around. Songs that you have loved since you were a child and a

Christmas Dinner Show

Enjoy the music of the best season around. Songs that you have loved since you were a child and a

Christmas Dinner Show

Enjoy the music of the best season around. Songs that you have loved since you were a child and a

Murder Mystery Dinner

“Ricochet the Wrong Way” is the crazy new Murder Mystery with a western flare. As always, there’s a crime and

Christmas Dinner Show

Enjoy the music of the best season around. Songs that you have loved since you were a child and a

Christmas Dinner Show

Enjoy the music of the best season around. Songs that you have loved since you were a child and a

Labor Day Trough Trip

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy

Murder Mystery Dinner

“Ricochet the Wrong Way” is the crazy new Murder Mystery with a western flare. As always, there’s a crime and

Christmas Dinner Show

Enjoy the music of the best season around. Songs that you have loved since you were a child and a

Christmas Dinner Show

Enjoy the music of the best season around. Songs that you have loved since you were a child and a

Christmas Dinner Show

Enjoy the music of the best season around. Songs that you have loved since you were a child and a

Take the Trail Less Traveled, Discover Almost Heaven in a Unique Way

Whether you like to hike, bike, skate or walk, using one of Almost Heaven’s 66 rail trails will give you

Hops on the Mon

What do you get when you combine a first class beer festival with live music, great food, friendly competition, and

On The Craft Train 2

Over 100 local and regional artists and artisans showcase their amazing talent at the historic Martinsburg Roundhouse complex in downtown

Plan Your Almost Heaven Fall To-Do List

Believe it or not, fall is right around the corner. The mountains of West Virginia will soon be changing color,

Did You Know: One of America’s Oldest Amusement Parks is located in Huntington

Did you know that West Virginia is home to one of 13 remaining trolley parks in the United States? Built

Labor Day Weekend Bash

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Capon Springs and Farms ~ a historic, family-friendly WV mountain getaway located 2 hours from

Historic Tragedies

Get ready for Halloween with a spooky weekend in Ripley. It begins Friday with a showing of the 1931 Bela

Swilled Fall Fest

Experience Pendleton County, WV during one of the most beautiful times of year. Foliage, pumpkins, live music, kids’ activities, new

Autumn Colors Express

The Autumn Colors Express takes you on a day-long journey through the New River Gorge, at the peak of the

5 Dos and 5 Don’ts of Whitewater Rafting

Rafting is an unforgettable experience the whole family can enjoy, even young ones. These 10 guidelines will help you as

Make a Stop at These 4 Almost Heaven Craft Breweries

Unique taste. Rich flavor. Rooted in local history and lore. West Virginia craft beer has it all. If you’re a

Charles Town Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

Holiday parade and tree lighting, visitors welcome! An array of floats, marching units and local organizations.

Harpers Ferry/Bolivar Olde Tyme Christmas

Traditional Christmas celebration featuring quaintly decorated streets, live entertainment, children’s activities and shopping.

Find Family Fun All Across Almost Heaven

Exploring Almost Heaven is an amazing adventure, but doing so as a family makes it even more special. From high

Fall Hay Rides

Come enjoy the splendor of fall at the West Virginia Wildlife Center with evening hayrides. Hay Wagons will drive through

These 6 spots are perfect for animal watching

If you’re looking for an educational experience or a way to slip into nature, West Virginia has many ways to

FAMILY EXPLORER: Explore The Great Outdoors in Pipestem, Summers counties

by Jamie Null, Family Explorer West Virginia is full of nostalgic entertainment, hidden in big cities and small towns. One

Brilliant Starry Skies Await You in Almost Heaven

Stargazing is an incredible adventure where you can forget about the bustle and bustle of everyday life and instead simply

Explore Almost Heaven via Jeep on these trails

There’s nothing quite like exploring West Virginia via four wheels. And for those who like to take their Jeep off

Experience Almost Heaven along Interstate 77

If you’re traveling through Almost Heaven along I-77, there are a number of must-see stops. From Parkersburg to Bluefield, explore

Family Vacation Locations with Rich Histories

West Virginia has many places that can transport you back in time, where you can immerse yourself in the history

Experience Nonstop Fun & Entertainment at These Almost Heaven Casinos

Enjoy a night out at West Virginia’s nightlife and entertainment opportunities. Almost Heaven has a little bit of everything; table

Scenic Stops. Unique Locations. Amazing Sights & Sounds. This Road Trip Has it All.

There’s something about taking a road trip in Almost Heaven that just can’t be beat. Along the way new experiences

Where to Catch the Best Sunsets in West Virginia

There’s something special about an Almost Heaven sunset. It may be the brilliant colors streaking the sky, the satisfaction of

Experience this brand new ATV trail: Warrior Trail System

The Hatfield-McCoy Trail System is made up over more than 700+ miles of off-highway vehicle trails – making it one

Mountain State Must-Stops Along Interstate 81

Interstate 81 passes through a short Eastern Panhandle span in West Virginia, and there are numerous attractions not far off

5 stops along I-70 in West Virginia

If you’re traveling along I-70 in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, there are several unique stops in the nearly

Magical Almost Heaven Camping Spots

Brisk evenings spent under the stars. Roasting marshmallows and making incredible memories. Camping in the Mountain State is an experience

Scenic Stops You Can’t Miss Off I-68

Interstate 68 runs through the Mountain State for just over 30 miles, and there are some scenic pit stops you

Fall Mushroom Walk

WVU Professor of Mycology Dan Panaccione will lead us in search of forest fungi. He will show us how to identify the native

Fall Bird Walk

Orion Metheny with Mountaineer Audubon will lead us on an early morning bird walk in search of fall migrants and

Rock Roll and Doo Wop Vol 18

Herman’s Hermits featuring Peter Noon Joey Dee & The Starliters Brian Hyland Shades of Blue

5 Unique Stops Along the Mountain Music Trail

West Virginia is filled with hiking trails, ATV trails and river trails. A different type of trail goes along the

Helpful Hints for the First-Time Whitewater Rafter

Shenandoah, Cheat, or New– no matter which river you’re on in Almost Heaven, you’ll be having a wild and wonderful

Nicholas County Potato Festival

50th Nicholas County Potato Festival September 6-7, 2019 Downtown Summersville Potato Auction, Pet Pageant, Tractor and Car Shows, Corn Hole

Elk Management Evening Tour

Elk Management Tours in West Virginia are designed to learn about and visit where the reintroduction of elk in the

Elk Management Evening Tour

Elk Management Tours in West Virginia are designed to learn about and visit where the reintroduction of elk in the

Elk Management Evening Tour

Elk Management Tours in West Virginia are designed to learn about and visit where the reintroduction of elk in the