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The ultimate West Virginia beer road trip

Venture your way through the Mountain State and have some incredible brews along the way! From IPAs to stouts, each

Cool off with these WV Inspired Cocktail Recipes

With the heat of summer in full swing, you might want to take a lazy day to lounge by the

Mountain views & a show: The best amphitheaters in West Virginia

From waterfront views to dramatic views of the New River Gorge, each amphitheater in West Virginia is different, yet equally

7 Days, 7 Ways to Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week

May 5-11, 2019 is National Travel and Tourism Week—an occasion established by congressional resolution 35 years ago to celebrate the

These 27 places know EVERYTHING about West Virginia

Have you consulted a local convention and visitor’s bureau when planning your trip? These organizations are staffed by friendly and

Chapmanville Apple Butter Festival

Apple Butter Festival will be held September 27, 28 and 29, 2018. There will be arts & crafts, food, carnival rides, live music, and of course homemade apple butter! For more information, call Miranda Robinette at 304-855-4582

These 20 events are West Virginia must-sees

Parents hear it every year as school winds down for the summer: “I want something to do!” Fortunately, there’s always

Spring is better in the mountains of West Virginia

The best season of the year has just arrived and what does that mean? Flowers are blooming, trees are turning

10 cozy WV cabins and cottages for winter escapes

When a heavy snow blankets the ground and night falls early, there’s nothing like huddling around a crackling fire and

Roll, Ride or Relax: 3 Distinct West Virginia Getaways

Looking for inspiration for your next Mountain State getaway? Here are three unique destinations that will remind you why West

Have you shopped at these locally owned grocery stores in West Virginia?

Independent grocery stores make it easy for you to get fresh, natural foods and other products while supporting your local

These 3 grilled cheese shops in WV will make your mouth water

What’s more satisfying than a buttery toasted sandwich of melted cheese goodness? These grilled cheeseries are serving up classic and

4 local bookstores to browse bestsellers

There’s just something special about browsing the shelves of a local bookstore and breathing the ink from those freshly printed

Checklist: Best thing to try at every WV State Park

With nearly 50 state parks spread across the state, West Virginia provides a scenic piece of Almost Heaven no matter

10 West Virginia classes that will turn ANYONE into an artist

Set aside the stick figures and get hands-on with an art class in West Virginia. Whether you want to learn

6 doughnut shops in WV that will make your mouth water

Whether you like yours topped with sprinkles or stuffed with raspberry jelly, donuts in the Mountain State are sure to

Town guide: Williamson

This riverside town winds past miles of Hatfield-McCoy family history and adventure. Dining 34:Ate’s menu bursts with imaginative salads, entrees,

You can find pumpkin-flavored everything at WV’s largest pumpkin festival

At only one-and-a-half square miles with a population of about 2,500, the tiny river town of Milton boasts an impressive

These 11 WV tacos will satisfy those Tex-Mex cravings

West Virginia is a culinary mecca – with everything from high-end French cuisine to traditional Appalachian fare. But, sometimes, nothing

West Virginia’s oldest movie theater is still going strong

West Virginia is home to dozens of grand old theaters harboring a century’s worth of memories dating back to the

Meet these birds up close during migration season

Meet some of the most dramatic and colorful birds in West Virginia. From vast forests to isolated canyons, the Mountain

Arts & Craft Street Fair

At the Arts & Crafts Street Fair we'll shut down an entire street for shopping and playing! If you’re a local artisan or crafter, local organization or church group, come on out and show us what you’ve got! The Arts & Crafts Street Fair is also an opportunity to together as a community and play-- or just talk and listen to great music. Join us at downtown Hamlin on Saturday, September 23, 2017 as we shut down Walnut Street for traffic and open it up for FUN! Vendor set up is from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Anything That Floats River Parade

Put together a team and build your own river yacht and enter it into the Anything That Floats River Parade. That’s right…if it floats, you could win! Prizes for Most Creative, Funniest and Greenest. Life vests required! Don't want to get wet? Then just come on by and look at all the people who do. You don't have to pre-register, but you do need to be at the park at 10:00 a.m. Located at the head of 4 Mile Creek Road, Branchland, West Virginia. Branchland Park is among the most pleasant and accessible points on the Guyandotte River.

Man-cations: ATV and off-road escapes

Take your vacation for a spin in the Mountain State. If your weekend needs some horsepower, West Virginia’s ATV trails

Town guide: Huntington

Huntington may be home to Marshall University, but there’s a whole lot more to see and do. When visiting Huntington,

5 things your out-of-state spouse ought to know about your WV roots

West Virginia is an anomaly. We do things differently around here, so you may find it hard to describe your

Roll on up: ATV-friendly businesses in Hatfield-McCoy Country

Traveler Tip: The towns of Gilbert, Man, Matewan, Delbarton, and Williamson are all “ATV- Friendly Communities,” where locals and guests

Chief Logan State Park Irish Road Bowling

October 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Chief Logan State Park, Logan; www.chiefloganstatepark.com The WVIRBA adds a new sport, Irish Road Bowling, to the rich sports tradition of Logan, West Virginia's City of Champions. At 4,000-acre Chief Logan State Park with its outdoor amphitheater and wildlife center, you can loft a bowl beneath the statue of Logan, famous Chief of the Cuyoga -Mingos, or in the footsteps of Aracoma, legendary Princess of the Shawnees. Lodging at Chief Logan Lodge 304 855 6100. For info, contact Terry Mullins at 304-855-8591, or email tmullins@chiefloganreccenter.org, or Chief Logan State Park 304-792-7125.

Take a driving tour of this fierce, famous family feud

A stolen pig. Ill-fated lovers. Fights and killings. It’s the stuff of legend, but it’s all true. Hop on an

Relics and inspirations from WV’s richest industry

Since Victorian times, coal has made history in West Virginia. That legacy continues today with subterranean tours, eccentric buildings, and

5 really (really) unconventional WV activities

So you think you’ve tried everything the Mountain State has to offer? Check out these unconventional activities that are uniquely

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

Best winter weekends

Rain or shine, hot or cold, there’s always something exciting to do in the Mountain State. Discover real West Virginia

Think you know WV? Bet you didn’t know these 9 wild facts!

1. What is the name of the tiny (as 2×4 inch tiny!) sculpture that hangs out on a building in downtown

7 hikes that are even better in winter

You might not think of winter as a prime hiking season in the Mountain State, but some of these trails

How much of your state have you really explored? WV checklist

How well do you know West Virginia? Here’s your ultimate checklist! 1. Head to Philippi to see the state’s oldest

5 ways to explore WV’s winter backcountry

Of course the Mountain State is the place to be for winter slopes— but you can trek those wild winter

11 top Mountain State traditions to start this holiday

Start new traditions in the Mountain State this holiday season. Share Mountain State memories with folks you love most— decorating together,

Uncover Hidden Gems in West Virginia by Geocaching

Remember those epic summer camp scavenger hunts when you were a kid? Geocaching is a modern-day treasure hunt for the

The exhilarating backcountry adventure you didn’t know you needed in your life

West Virginia’s Hatfield-McCoy Trail System is one of the East Coast’s wildest and most extensive off-roading trails systems. The Hatfield-McCoy

5 spooky cemeteries you can explore

While you may not want to pile into a haunted house or take a guided tour this year, something else

Alum Creek Family Fun Run and Nature Walk

Experience the newly open Forks of Coal Natural Area; nearly 5 miles of trails through historic and scenic point between Big Coal and Little Coal rivers at Alum Creek, West Virginia. Why Orange? Put on your Blaze Orange and help promote safe practice for walking and running with nature during hunting season. Plus it will look great in the group photo. November is Runners' Safety Month and Hunting Season. There will be awards for the first to finish female and male runners as well as other prizes and refreshments. Early Registration Fee is $20; no charge for children under age 10. Late Registration Fee is $25. All fees are non-refundable. Early registration closes November 4, 2016, 11:59 pm. This is a rain, snow or shine event. This event is sponsored in-part by a Try This West Virginia mini-grant and partnership with Bros & Bras. Proceeds benefit Alum Creek Alliance for Community Development, a West Virginia registered 501(c)(3) charitable voluntary association whose mission is to improve community access to health, nutrition, emergency, social and recreational services.

3,000 glittering pumpkins, 1 lawn

Imagine literally thousands of hand-carved pumpkins glittering at you from 1 Victorian home— and not just flickering, but choreographed and

5 reasons all riders ought to roll into National Trailfest

National Trailfest is one of the premier UTV, ATV and dirt bike riding events in the country. Here are 5

“Best thing I did this summer”

Some inspiration for your next adventure from the GoToWV team, who set some serious #travelgoals this summer: Vicki Vaughan Every

“Night of the Living Dead”

Southern Coalition for the ARTS present "Night of the Living Dead" at the Coalfield Jamboree in downtown Logan, WV on October 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2016. For more information call: 304-785-0547.

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

August Insta-greats

As summer comes to a close, we’re reminiscing about all our wild, wonderful adventures. From the The State Fair of West Virginia

Aunt Jennie’s Music Festival

Enjoy two days of music! Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Gospel and more! Musicians include: Vandalia Award winner Roger Bryant, The Earl of Elkview, The Dick Taylor Band, Jeff Ellis, Sasha Collette, The High Ridge Ramblers, Ray Perry and Friends, Glen Simpson, Cora and Fred Hairston, Elaine Purkey and "The Friendly Neighbor Show", Robert Shaffer & The Pour House Band, Samples Brothers, The Stewarts, Retro and Smiling, The Street Players and more! Aunt Jennie's Music Festival will take place at the Pickin' In The Park Opry House located in the beautiful Chief Logan State Park in Logan, WV. The Festival is free and open to the public! Hope to see you there!

7 most scenic rolling golf courses in the Mountain State

The mountains can have a profound effect on your game— one you may not have expected. “The beauty of a

City of Logan Woods & Water Festival

The City of Logan will be having their first "Woods & Water Festival" beginning Friday, September 2, 2016 and continuing thru Sunday, September 4, 2016. Activities include: a fishing tournament, a kayak "River Poker Run" on the Guyandotte River and an ATV "Poker Run to the Mountains" on the Hatfield McCoy Trails. Registration for Woods & Water Packages will begin on Friday at Four Seasons Country Store. There will be a fish fry, pig roast, spaghetti dinner, live music and a "Woods & Water After Party" at the Shrine Club nightly. For more information, contact the City of Logan at 304-752-4044.

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

This ol’ barn: mail pouch barns

  If you’ve spent any amount of time driving around the rural east or midwest, you may have noticed old

Explore Hatfield-McCoy lore & country on the waters

There’s a new way to explore America’s best-known family feud. We’re talking, of course, about the Hatfields and the McCoys.

Hottest tickets in town: Best live theatre bets for 2016!

Here are 6 local theatre groups that are sure to knock your socks off! 1. Charleston Light Opera Guild |

An Evening Under the Stars with Landau

An Evening Under the Stars with Landau Friday, August 12, 2016 at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater located in the beautiful Chief Logan State park. Tickets are available at Gatti's located at the Fountain Place mall and by vising www.landaumurphyjr.com.

Tall tales: John Henry & other folk legends

West Virginia’s hills have spawned dozens of colorful characters who went on to become immortalized in books, songs, movies and

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 places to get really, really off the grid

Ditch the laptop and cell phone at home and recharge YOUR batteries instead at one of these off-the-grid places in

Best of June in WV

Here is just a sampling of some of the fun and exciting events this month in the Mountain State: 1.

Leisure at the lake (or river!): 6 best boating escapes

There’s a lot to do on West Virginia’s waterways, from tubing to kayaking. But have you tried any of these

4 best mountain 4×4 trails

West Virginia has some of the best off-roading terrain on the East Coast. Whether you’re looking for mild or wild,

4 Unexpected Finds Along WV’s Country Roads

We all know the song that leads our Almost Heaven dreaming, a familiar tune celebrating 50 years of success in

4 best spring wildflower events in the Mountain State

  Each spring, the ridgelines and shrouded forests in the Mountain State become a kaleidoscope of bursting blooms. There are

Hatfield & McCoy Airboat Tours

Wake up to a wild brunch this Sunday

West Virginia is known for our home cooking and hospitality, and come Sunday, it’s time for a big, hearty, social.

5 shows that come back year after year

Live theater in the Mountain State ranges from classic tales to contemporary dramas. Several are so popular, they return year

Chief Logan State Park – (4/16) – WILDFLOWER HIKE

33nd annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike at Chief Logan State Park is free to participate and open to the public. Join us at 8:00 a.m. to register for the annual wildflower hike and continental breakfast at The Museum at the Park. Guided hikes begin at 9:00 a.m. Lunch at 12:30 for hikers. Sponsored by Chief Logan State Park, Woman's Club of Omar (GFWC-WV) and the WV Division of Culture and History/Museum at the Park. This is a wonderful location to see spring wildflowers. Please preregister, call Jill Stone. This hike is a guided hike and individuals in WV State Park Hiking Program and/or enrolled in the 2016 Chief's Challenge can take advantage of the miles earned.

Chief Logan Lodge – (3/11) – Murder Mystery Evening

It's "Murder on the Mountain" presented by Murder and Merriment productions. Chief Logan Lodge is known for great food, accommodations and quickly becoming the murder dinner theater place to be - or maybe not? Who dun-it adventure continues with Murder on the Mountain! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. King or Double Queen Room Package: One night at Chief Logan Lodge for two adults includes dinner and murder mystery performance, and express breakfast, $130 per couple. Reservations highly recommended. Dinner and show only: $68.98 per couple.

Chief Logan Lodge – (3/5) – MEET CHIEF LOGAN

Whether March comes in like a lion or lamb, Chief Logan Lodge is springing forward into 2016. Visit the lodge from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Fireplace Lobby for cookies and cocoa. Register to win a grab bag and learn about our Saturday Hikes, dinner theaters and events in 2016. Spend the night - Wear any team apparel at check in and get room rate of $89 for up to 4 per room. Rate includes express breakfast the next morning; indoor swimming pool use, and knee hockey area. Bonus: Teams or families wearing 'team apparel' upon check-in and taking advantage of the "Hat Trick" rate, get a free appetizer with purchase of the evening meal at Chief Logan Restaurant.

Best WV wines & spirits for every palate

Let your personal palate lead you to the best WV wines & spirits for your tastes. Most wineries make a

7 country trends for your mountain “I do’s”

Trace the roots of the rustic country wedding trend back to its inspiration: the Mountain State. Of course couples are

There’s a town in WV literally named “Odd,” and that’s just the beginning

West Virginia has a bunch of small settlements, spread all over. They all needed names, and many of them had

Cabwaylingo State Forest – 4/30 – MAKE IT SHINE

It's time to Make It Shine at Cabwaylingo State Forest. Join us at 10:00 a.m. at the Crum Morgan Shelter to help spring clean the stream and areas at the forest. Wear work clothes and boots. Volunteers will sign a volunteer work agreement upon arrival. All ages of families, and individuals, all working together for the betterment of Cabwaylingo State Forest has proven to make this event not only productive, but enjoyable for all participants. The 2016 WV Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup is sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection and the Division of Highways. If you are interested in participating in the Cabwaylingo State Forest Spring Steam Cleanup please complete and return the registration form. Preregistered volunteers working on April 30 may camp for free on April 29 and 30. Free camping requires preregistration for Make It Shine Day. Cabwaylingo Spring Stream Cleanup Preregistration Form is linked on the park website.

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

Parks with a past: History’s most notable mountain landscapes

Of the prestigious U.S. National Parks, there are “scenic” parks, and there are “historic” parks. They could not be more

How many of these 45 authentic WV experiences have you had?

West Virginia has never been one to follow the trends— I mean, we exist because we created our own state

Quirkiest places for truly unique WV gifts

Looking for some really, really unique gifts this holiday? Check out the wealth of quirky, curious and funky gift shops

25 resolutions to add to your bucket list this year

There are so many things to see and do in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia that it can be a bit

8 quaint country mountain inns

Cozy into a mountain escape in quaint, one-of-a-kind inns throughout West Virginia. Here are just a few of the charming,

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—

Chief Logan Lodge – VALENTINE PARTY

It's a sweet evening at Chief Logan Lodge for a Valentine dinner, dance and overnight. 'Coal Fired Band' is playing. Dinner, dance and King or Queen room for two is $109.94. Other room types available. Special rates for Friday and Sunday night rentals for sweethearts looking to linger longer.

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

Discover one of the world’s largest off-roading trail systems

If you want the best off-road terrain, the Mountain State’s rolling hills harbor one of the nation’s largest trail systems.

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

Christmas in the Park !

Christmas in the Park is a 2-3 mile drive-thru Christmas light display that is free to the public. Donations are welcome. We have hundreds of thousands of lights. We are a non-profit organization in our 22nd year. Santa land is open Dec. 1st thru Dec. 22nd. Gift shop open daily.

5 mythical mountain monsters: Mothman, mummies & other creepy creatures in WV

Folklore is very alive in the hills of West Virginia, where stories are often passed down through tight-knit generations. Appalachia

13 spooky places that’ll make your spine tingle

The Mountain State harbors its share of ghostly entities, from Civil War soldiers to extraterrestrial beings to murder victims seeking

Cheers to a new chapter in WV craft drinks

The art of crafting Mountain State wine, spirits and beer has changed a lot in recent years. Only a decade

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

7 most endearing, old-fashioned dates in WV

While the technology of our day and age is sometimes helpful, who doesn’t love the dating tactics from an old-school

6 WV stores that have been passed down generations

In an era where convenient big-box retail stores are the norm at every freeway exit, finding local flavor and unique

Stamp your passport on these WV Trails! How many have you completed?

Passports, stamps, coins, geocaches– many West Virginia land management agencies, trails, and attractions have programs that will reward you with

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

40th Annual Logan County Arts & Crafts Festival

Come out and visit the 40th Annual Logan County Arts & Crafts Festival in the heart of the Hatfield-McCoy Mountains! There will be local artisans, a children's art painting class, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Talent Show, 5k Walk/Run, corn hole tournament, hula hoop contest, ATV/UTV Poker Ride, classic car cruise in, honey, fresh produce, plenty of food and lots of fun! There will also be live music performances by: The Horsetraders, Tyler Childers, The Street Players, Roger Bryant and The Coal Fired Band. Hope to see you there!

16 most unique foodie finds in WV

Foodies, there’s something going on in West Virginia you need to know about. Our eclectic, eccentric chefs are whipping up

9 hidden outdoors spots only the locals know in WV

West Virginia has lots of popular outdoor spots that draw crowds, but we also have some amazing play spots off-the-beaten-track.

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

Real moonshine? Beekeeping meaderies? 10 most interesting WV spirits & brews.

West Virginia has a long history of making moonshine in the hills. Several distilleries, wineries, meaderies and breweries are still crafting

Logan County Chamber Of Commerce

We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We close for lunch from 12:00 noon to