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A History Lover’s Guide to the Hatfield-McCoy Trails

The Hatfield-McCoy Trail System gets its name from the region in southern West Virginia where much of the world-famous Hatfield-McCoy

Almost Heaven After Dark

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

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

“Those Who Served” War Museum

Brush up on your WV History with these 4 Unique Facts

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

History Abounds in these 3 Charming Small Towns

Is your inner history buff begging for a getaway to a place with a past? These charming towns are perfect

Mark Down These Restaurant Specials in West Virginia

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

Shop Local During Small Business Saturday

The last Saturday of November is time to shop small. From specialty gifts to artisan crafts, small businesses in West

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

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

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

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

Experience Historic Stops for the Whole Family in West Virginia This Summer

Home to endless historic stops – especially in the summertime, West Virginia is the perfect playground for families to explore

These 19 Adventures in West Virginia are Must-Sees

Scenic beauty. New adventures. Lasting memories. The mountain state is home to all of these things and more. It’s the

These train excursions will lead you to stunning places

The sights and sounds you’ll experience on an excursion along the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad are unparalleled. American Bald Eagles,

Do you know how the Gauley River’s ‘Lost Paddle’ received its name?

Traversing the legendary Gauley River is no easy task. Rafters have been flocking to its world-renowned rapids for years, and

These trails are the Perfect Way to Explore Almost Heaven

Trails are an incredible way to discover the scenic beauty of Almost Heaven. Around the state, more than 375 miles

Rich History & Scenic Beauty Lie On Every Corner of This Trail

Journey across the Washington Heritage Trail, a trail that George Washington himself blazed throughout his incredible life. The trail begins

Your Guide to Exploring the Monongahela National Forest

The Monongahela National Forest covers a massive area of nearly 1 million acres and is bursting with breathtaking scenery and

Discover fresh air and even fresher powder at the longest snow tubing run in the Mid-Atlantic

While skiing and snowboarding are perfect for adrenaline-seekers, Almost Heaven has something for everyone. If you enjoy a more relaxing

Have you been to West Virginia’s six national parks?

National parks offer incredible opportunities to experience history, explore the state’s natural beauty and venture to gorgeous places you’ve never

These unique places to stay can only be found in Almost Heaven

Everyone needs a change in their normal routine from time to time. When planning your next vacation to West Virginia,

The 10 Best Spots for Trail Running in West Virginia

From flat, peaceful runs through the West Virginia countryside to runs that will take you up to see some of

Bramwell Train Depot Visitor Center

Hit the history trail: 4 West Virginia road trips with heart

Planning your summer road trip? These fascinating trails might pique your interest in West Virginia’s rich culture and history. Download

33 Things To Do On Route 33

Take a drive through scenic, rolling hills on Route 33 in Upshur, Lewis and Randolph counties to experience 33 unique

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

Gentle Hikes for All Ages in Almost Heaven

With a nickname like the Mountain State, you might think hiking is a tough chore in West Virginia. But West

West Virginia’s unique connection to our first president

Berkeley Springs State Park is renowned for its soothing mineral waters and spa treatments. It’s the site of the annual

Town guide: Charleston

From mouth-watering local fare to a rich arts scene, there’s never a dull moment in West Virginia’s hip, historic capital

Town guide: Wheeling

Victorian charm, quaint attractions and soul-satisfying cuisine makes “the Friendly City” an idyllic weekend trip. Dining Puckish yet sophisticated, Later

Town guide: Beckley

Beckley is southern West Virginia’s largest population center, and a major shopping and entertainment center for thousands of the Mountain

You, too, can soak in George Washington’s old tub!

George Washington was a regular visitor to Berkeley Springs from the age of 16, where he first visited as a

6 unique historic districts in West Virginia

The story of West Virginia’s very birth is one for the (history) books! But since our inception in 1863, we’ve

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 1 place to visit 8 National Parks

Harpers Ferry is such a gold mine for history and the outdoors, it’s part of 8 overlapping National Parks and

7 things you didn’t know about WV’s Historic Theater Trail

The West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail’s grand old venues have a lot of fascinating history within their walls. 1. Several

The ultimate romantic retreat, hiding just outside DC

Only about 1 hour from Washington D.C. is the perfect, but little-known romantic getaway: West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. Take a

Graves Of The Pierponts

Francis H. Pierpont Home

Beverly-Fairmont Turnpike

Battle For The Bridge

Attack On Fairmont Civil War Marker

A. Brooks Fleming House

Best multi-day camp-and-trek trail trips

Trace some of the nation’s most atmospheric and historic camp-and-trek trails. In West Virginia, picturesque footpaths take you past historic

6 things you didn’t know about WV’s coal heritage

From the boom years of coal mining, to some of the most iconic labor movements in the nation, this black,

9 grandest old arts centers in West Virginia

So many theaters in the Mountain State still shine with their original 20th century grandeur. Take in a performance at

Coal Heritage Trail Interpretive Center

7 must-see stops on the Civil War Trail

The story of West Virginia tells us much about our nation’s most definitive war. Originally a part of Virginia’s Old

The art on these barns is unique, but that’s not all you’ll see

If you want to explore the Mountain State’s most scenic landscapes, just trace the trails of one of Appalachia’s most

Seneca State Forest

Heritage Farm Museum and Village

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

5 horseback riding trails where 4 legs are better than 2

Horseback riding is a great way to travel in nature. Not only do you get to interact with nature, you

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.

These 7 near-forgotten modes of transportation will whisk you away on a wondrous journey

While many old rail lines in West Virginia have been re-purposed into rail trails, a few of the vintage cars

7 natural wonders in the National Parks and beyond

The hills and hollows of West Virginia hide an amazing number of natural wonders, from craggy peaks to subterranean caves.

Smoot Theatre

Enjoy unforgettable entertainment in this restored 1926 vaudeville house – the Grand Lady of downtown Parkersburg. Artists of national and

Smithton Depot Museum

Smithton Depot Museum was built about 1857. It is the last depot remaining in Doddridge County. The museum houses many

5 shocking mountain views from WV trails

The mountain state has no shortage of steep trails and wild hikes, but finding wide open, breathtaking views can sometimes

Second Ward Negro Elementary

This elementary school represents African-American history in Monongalia County from 1938 to 1954, the years during which it functioned as

Sam Black United Methodist Church

Built in 1901 and dedicated in memory of the Rev. Sam Black (1813-99), a longstanding Methodist circuit rider. The church,

Ronceverte Walking Tour

Self-guided walking tour of historic Ronceverte. The brochure chronicles the town’s unique lumber and railroad history and captures tales of

Robey Theatre

The Robey Theatre was built by Hamond Robey in 1911 specifically for the exhibition of films. Robey moved his theatre

Mount Iser Cemetery

At least 62 Confederate soldiers and one civilian, many of them killed at the Battle of Rich Mountain, are buried

Monroe County Quilt Trail

County-wide trail of quilt patterns painted on large boards and hung on various barns and historic buildings.  Drive through our

Monroe County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mercer County Railroad Museum

Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)

TDiscover America’s Coal Story” in Mercer County. The bureau offers travel assistance and group tour information for the area. Our

Memorial Park

Shelter: Capacity 24, 3 picnic tables, 1 grill, playground, water fountain and Port-A-John nearby

McNeel Mill

Along Rt 219 In Mill Point In Pocahontas County. Latitude: N38 15.40 Longitude: W80 18.01

McCoy’s Grand Theatre

The primary goal of MCT – indeed, the organization’s mission – is the development of lifeskills in children through participation

Mason Dixon Historical Park

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

Lost River State Park

Featuring 26 vacation cabins. Nearby camping, hiking and overlook. This facility is included in “A Guide to Accessible Recreation in

George Washington Heritage Trail

Established to follow the footsteps of George Washington, this trail is everything a history aficionado could ever want. The trail

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

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.

Coal Heritage Trail

The Coal Heritage Trail is a driving trail that|nbsp; winds through more than 187 rugged miles of scenic industrial heritage,

Caperton Trail

The Trail is a paved 5-mile trail located in Morgantown and Star City. An urban feel with neighboring city parks,

Burning Springs Park

Money. Power. Politics. War. Prosperity. A self-guided tour presents the captivating stories of the nation’s first oil and gas field.

Autumn Breeze Stables

Guided mountain top trail rides in western Greenbrier County. Scenic mountain top views, pre civil war roads, up and down

Appalachian Waters Scenic Byway

Traversing Route 39 from Lexington, VA, to Summersville, WV, this Scenic Byway includes Summit Lake in northern Greenbrier County. The

Allegheny Trail

The trail runs from peters mountain in Monroe county to The Pennsylvania State line near Coopers Rock State Forest in

Alderson Memorial Pedestrian Bridge

Built in 1913 and on the National Register of Historic Places, this rare concrete arch bridge links two counties and

Alderson Historic District

Offering 165 structures of historic or architectural significance. Examples include Greek Revival, Federal, Queen Anne, and Victorian, and a restored1896

For the Kids, by George Children’s Museum

The Washington Heritage Trail Welcome Center in Martinsburg is a kid-friendly orientation exhibit and shop leading visitors onto our region’s

4 best scenic mountain road trips

There is no better way to explore West Virginia than our winding, curvy mountain roads. Whether you’re on 4 wheels

Friends of Blackwater

Friends of Blackwater is dedicated to the promotion and protection of the Blackwater Canyon area. Organizes tours and volunteer opportunities

7 hands-on heritage sites the whole family will love

In West Virginia, you can turn back time and revisit history. Literally. The state has a uniquely rich and exciting