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WV Breeders Classics XXXV

The West Virginia Breeders Classic is more than one great evening of racing. It showcases thoroughbred racing in Almost Heaven

Explore New Heights: Reaching the Seneca Rocks Peak

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

Arena Mend Classic

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ACE Adventure Resort

7 Resolutions for an Almost Heaven New Year

It’s that time of year again where we set goals for the approaching new year. Add some of these resolutions

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

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,

Cool Water Outfitters

3 Vacations Ideas the Whole Family will Love

Summer is the perfect time for you and your family to experience West Virginia. Discover the endless opportunities waiting for

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

A Family-Friendly Spring Break to Almost Heaven

Spring break is the perfect time to gather the family for a getaway to the Mountain State. West Virginia’s rolling

West Virginia State Parks

A unique escape. A fresh perspective. A special ride through Clay County’s mountains

A rail trail has been in the works in Clay County for quite some time. The floods of June 2016

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

Where to Unplug in Almost Heaven

West Virginia is known for its scenic and peaceful landscape. From sleeping in a tree house to spending a day

5 unique ways to experience fall foliage in Almost Heaven

There are not many things in this world as magical as fall in West Virginia. The changing hue of the

7 Kid-Approved Activities Adults Will Also Love

West Virginia is the perfect place to have a family adventure. From wild adventures like ziplining and caving to mild

These 4 spots are perfect for fall foliage in West Virginia

Before the branches go bare, make sure to check out these West Virginia stops for the best October fall foliage.

Uphill and Downhill: The top ways to do both in West Virginia

No matter the season, there is adventure to be found in the Mountain State. Rain or shine, day or night,

4 must-try experiences in the New River-Greenbrier Valley Region

The New River Gorge region is home to some of the best West Virginia experiences. With so many to choose

LUXURY EXPLORER: Experience America’s Resort, A Four-Season Travel Destination

Cam Huffman, Luxury Travel Explorer It’s a question that’s posed almost as often as When was “The Greenbrier built?” (1913)

Which Backcountry Vehicle fits You Best for Almost Heaven Adventure?

With so many back-country vehicles to choose from, it can be hard to decide which is best for you. Whether

Almost Heaven Deluxe Cabin Rentals

Whitewater rafting just outside of Washington DC

If adventure is what you seek, then look no further than the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Experience the ultimate

155 ways to enjoy summer in West Virginia

West Virginia turns 155 years young on June 20! And while you’re spending the birthday exploring the beautiful state, here

Mountain Trail Rides Horseback Riding & More

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

Relax during these 6 easy adventures in West Virginia

Everyone knows that West Virginia is the prime place for hard-hitting adventures like whitewater rafting the Gauley River’s class V+

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

If your group is planning a retreat, you’ve gotta check these stops out

Researching the activities. Booking the tickets. Collecting the money. Making the cabin reservations. Packing the sandwiches (2 with no mayo!),

Rivers Resort

Town guide: Wheeling

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

Barboursville Parks & Recreation

The 1 “Must Try” At 9 Mountain Resorts

There’s a ton of fun to be had at West Virginia’s resorts—especially when the warmth of summer arrives. So much

Make every moment count on these 48-hour family escapes

Wild, enchanting backcountry is yours for the weekend. West Virginia’s immersive adventure packages get everybody back to nature. Get ready

This will definitely convince you to take a family spring break in the mountains

Are you hoping to take the family on a spring break trip this year but want to keep it safe?

CB Ranch Rental Suite

7 things you did as a kid in WV that you’ve gotta share with yours

The joys of growing up in the Mountain State are simple and sweet. Share the fond memories of your mountain

2017’s new top dog: the unassuming adventure destination that won “Best of the Blue Ridge”

Our beloved Mountain State earned top honors! The most prestigious prize in “The Best of the Blue Ridge” awards for

Thrills and chills: 4 unexpected snow-season adventures

West Virginia’s got mountains, snow, and all that regular winter stuff— but that’s not nearly all. Here are some snowy

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:

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.

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

Vaycay with your horse in tow!

Hop on horseback and hit the mountain trails! Saddle up your favorite steed and head out on these horse-friendly trails

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

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

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

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,

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

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

7 jaw-dropping horseback riding adventures in WV

Trek the mountains the same way the settlers did— by horseback. Many mountain trails are only used for horseback rides,

A family spring break in Almost Heaven

West Virginia has all of the ingredients for a memorable spring break. Here are some great mountain getaway ideas: 1.

Camp Creek State Park and Forest

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

Seneca State Forest

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

Yokum’s Seneca Rocks Stables

Visitors to Pendleton County, who would like to take in the breathtaking vista from atop Seneca Rocks, can do so

West Fork Rail Trail

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

Triple B Arena

Team Roping, NBHA | IBRA – Barrel Racing, Championship Bull Riding.

Shalimar Farm Vacation Retreat

Shalimar is 900 acres of private land with rugged terrain and diverse trails for beginning or advanced riders bringing their

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

Panther State Forest

Located in the rugged hills near West Virginia’s southern border with Virginia and Kentucky, Panther Wildlife Management Area offers a

Panhandle Rail Trail

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

New and Gauley River Adventures

New and Gauley River Adventures offers the best in white water fun for travelers of all ages on the New

Mountwood Park Family Campground

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

Mountain Trails Stables and Breeding Farm

Horse back riding, boarding and breeding.

Monongahela National Forest

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

Mercer Springs Farm

Training and Show facility for American Saddlebred horses.

Horseshoe Creek Riding Stable

The West Virginia mountains are waiting for you to experience the true beauty of West Virginia with Horseshoe Creek Riding

Holly River State Park

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

Hidden Trails Stables

Hidden Trails Stables is located in Lost River State Park, Mathias, WV. We offer guided trail rides on horseback from

Greenbrier River Trail

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

EJ’s Cottages and Overnight Stabling

Located near the Greenbrier River Trail, EJ’s Cottages also provide stabling for your horses. You can ride your horses on

East Fork Campground

Located on the East Fork of the Greenbrier River, this family oriented campground is fun for everyone. You can swim

Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

16,000-acre refuge conserving the largest high elevation valley east of the Rockies. 31-miles of roads and trails for hiking, 23-miles

Camp Hidden Meadows

Cacapon Resort State Park

Cacapon Lodge is situated on the east side of the mountain overlooking the wide expanse of golf course green. This

Bunner Ridge Horse Park

The park hosts events from festivals to meetings. Activities: Country music from Oct-May Saturdays, tennis, basketball, and horseshoe courts, outdoor

Breath of Heaven Bed & Breakfast

Both in-house rooms have private shower bathrooms, queen beds, ceiling fans, radio/alarms and robes. The Suite has a private entrance

Bluestone Wildlife Management Area

Bluestone Wildlife Management Area offers 330 campsites along New River, Bluestone Lake and Indian Creek. It is New River at

Big Ridge Campground

Season: may 1- October 1 Campsites: 22 tent, 7 trailer, 15 tent or trailer Location: i-81 exit 257, adjoining lost

Barnett Cabin Rentals

Wonderful log cabins on the Greenbrier River. Fish, hike or just relax. Located near the Monongahela National Forest and Snowshoe

Autumn Breeze Stables

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

Allegheny Trail

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