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Fall Foliage Road Trip: U.S. Route 50

Mid-Ohio Valley Sights Rounding out a beautiful fall season in Almost Heaven, our final fall foliage report is guiding us

Road Trips from Columbus – Mid-Ohio Valley

The Mid-Ohio Valley Region, known for its tourism, agriculture and manufacturing industries, is a charming place full of adventure and

Head for the Hills Festival

Head for the Hills Festival™ is a 2-day motorcycle festival that helps support veterans! 🇺🇸 Join us October 2 & 3 at

Independence Celebration

Ripley’s 150th Independence Celebration is a 2-day event that features the Grand Parade, live entertainment and fireworks. The event is known

Takeout Dinner and a Movie Ideas

Whether you’re looking for stay-at-home date night ideas or just need inspiration for delivery, takeout or curbside pick-up, these pairings

Scenic Drives through Almost Heaven

Sightsee from the comfort of your car with these six scenic drives through the mountains of West Virginia. Historic National

10 must-see stops on your virtual family road trip

Discover West Virginia on a virtual road trip and hop online for a tour of museums, historic sites and remote

WV Themed Crafts To Do With Your Kids: Turn Simple Rocks into Works of Art

Painting rocks is a fun activity for kids of all ages. It’s a simple way to get outside and use

Discover the natural wonder of Almost Heaven at these destinations

Exploring new and beautiful places is always an incredible adventure. Home to some of the most impressive parks and public

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

Everything You Need for a Valentine’s Date Night In

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday. Instead of hustling around to get ready to go out on the

These West Virginia Chocolates Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Chocolatiers in West Virginia craft heavenly delicacies fit for royalty. Whether you’re looking for a tasty present for a loved

Plan your Almost Heaven Vacation on National Plan For Vacation Day

Coming off of a challenging year for travel-lovers, we are all getting very excited to hit the road and travel

Give the gift of WV wine this Valentine’s Day

Nothing pairs better with Valentine’s Day than West Virginia wine. Surprise your sweetheart with a bottle (or two) from these

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

Kick Off The New Year in Almost Heaven

The New Year is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. In Almost Heaven, you can celebrate that chapter

Your Guide to Holiday Shopping in Almost Heaven

The holidays are a magical time, especially in West Virginia. The mountains are blanketed in fresh snow. The towns of

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

Unity Cafe

The Coffee Bar

Stoked Coffee

Scots Marketplace

Downtown PKB

Visit These Historic Almost Heaven Homes This Holiday Season

Many of West Virginia’s most historic homes are open for tours during the holidays. Take a step back in time

Light Up the Night at These Magical Holiday Lights Festivals

Twinkling lights. Warm blankets. Loved ones by your side. Embrace the cold air and enjoy Almost Heaven’s holiday festivities. Grab

A True Farm To Table Thanksgiving

Family. Food. Fun. The only thing that could make your Thanksgiving dinner better is food from local farmers. Almost Heaven

4 Ways to Spend Thanksgiving in West Virginia

Thanksgiving in West Virginia is time for family and fun. From exploring waterfalls to preparing meals in a cozy cabin,

Capture Beautiful Family Photos in West Virginia Year-Round

Home to stunning spots and locations, West Virginia is perfect for any family photo session. Picture beautiful mountains, rushing waterfalls,

Warm Up With These 5 Cozy Drinks in Almost Heaven

When there’s a chill in the air, there’s nothing better than a cozy drink to warm you up. In West

Haunted West Virginia Locations That Are Sure to Give You Chills

With as much unique history as West Virginia has rolling through its hills and mountains, it is no surprise to

5 Activities That Will Get You Outside this Fall

If you ask West Virginians, many will agree that the best time to be outdoors is in the fall. There

Fall for kids and families in Almost Heaven

With leaves falling and pumpkins patches all around, fall is the perfect time for families to make memories in Almost

Welcome to the Almost Heaven Pumpkin Spice Trail

Fall means colorful foliage, cool temperatures and pumpkin spice everything. From lattes to pastries to beer, pumpkin spice flavors are

Sip, Enjoy & Unwind with these Unique West Virginia Made Spirits

Sip on unique West Virginia made spirits year-round in Almost Heaven. From moonshine to whiskey, distilleries around the state have

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.

Shoctober

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

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,

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

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

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

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,

Historic Tragedies

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

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

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

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

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

Best of Summer in Almost Heaven

As the days get longer and the temperatures start to rise, experience the best of Almost Heaven this summer. Each

Get Outside and Explore Almost Heaven this Summer

Summer is the perfect time for exploration and adventure in Almost Heaven. The vibrant, rolling hills and mountains come alive

Celebrate the 4th of July in Almost Heaven

Summer’s celebration of independence sparks images of barbecues, swimming pools and fireworks. And communities around the state take part in

Almost Heaven is Home to Can’t Miss Fairs & Festivals in the Summertime

A warm breeze and a sunny sky in Almost Heaven mark the start of the state’s fair and festival season.

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 5 Must-See Spots are Perfect for Summer

Bliss in West Virginia doesn’t take much. A bright, shining sun. A beautiful mountain backdrop. And time to take it

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

Mark These Upcoming Almost Heaven Summer Events On Your Calendar

Summer in West Virginia is the perfect time to enjoy all the fairs, festivals and other events the Mountain State

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

Enjoy Southern Hospitality in Almost Heaven at These Charming Places to Stay

Around the state, charming hotels and motels welcome guests with southern hospitality each day. From historic hotels to unique motels,

Major Taylor Mountain Summit

The 2019 Major Taylor Mountain Summit is the best bicycle training camp in early spring. Enjoy five days of routes

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

Main Street Ripley

Sit Back. Relax. Experience Dishes from Around the World in Almost Heaven

Sit down, relax and enjoy delicious cuisines from around the world in the Mountain State. From German to Filipino, West

Good Times and New Experiences Await Ahead at these Almost Heaven Casinos

Nights spent with good friends and fun adventures make for lasting memories. Venture to the casinos around the state for

The peculiar story of West Virginia’s world-traveling mummies

Believe it or not, West Virginia is home to two scientific anomalies. In the small, historic town of Philippi, visitors

A romantic Valentine’s Day in the mountains of Almost Heaven

This Valentine’s Day, treat that special someone in your life to a uniquely West Virginian experience. The Mountain State has

Factory Tours for Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries

West Virginia is home to incredible businesses – many of which open their doors to share their crafts with the

The Ultimate Guide to Winter in Almost Heaven

This winter, we did our research and curated the ultimate guide to winter in Almost Heaven. From sledding down the

10 best mountain romance packages this Valentine’s Day

Enjoy special memories and new adventures this Valentine’s Day in Almost Heaven. Beautiful suites, delicious dinners, relaxing spa treatments and

The trip you’ve been longing for. Memories in the making. That’s Almost Heaven.

If you’re looking to visit West Virginia, these iconic adventures are perfect ways to see Almost Heaven. Whether you’re looking

Travel every Almost Heaven region

Each region in Almost Heaven is home to beautiful sites. From gentle rolling farmland to deep gorges and canyons, the

Jennie’s Bed and Breakfast

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

I-77 Speedway

Opening day of dirt track racing features Street Stock, Late Model, Modified, Steel Block, Sport Mod, and Mini Wedge divisions.

Blacksmith Workshop

Blacksmithing is a popular workshop offered at Cedar Lakes Conference Center. Workshops in the blacksmith shop are offered on February

Not Far From the Tree: This family-owned West Virginia farm is fun for everyone

Since 1927, Gritt’s Farm has worked to maintain its mission and vision: “to preserve and advance our families commitment to

These West Virginia activities are perfect for your New Year’s resolutions

We’ve all said it – “New year, new me.” Each new year brings the opportunity for change. Outdoor activities are

West Virginia Cities by Day & Night

The Mountain State is home to a mix of vibrant, eclectic, unique and historic cities that are perfect for wandering

Unique ways to bring in the New Year in Almost Heaven

You don’t have to make the journey to New York City to get your fill of New Years fun! Be

West Virginia seasonal foods & drinks that will warm your spirit this holiday season

As the temperatures drop and the holiday season arrives, seasonal food and drink begins appearing throughout the Mountain State. These

5 spots to choose and cut Christmas trees in the Mountain State

The holiday season is here, and many of you are probably looking for that perfect Christmas tree for your living

How to shop local in Almost Heaven

Across West Virginia, there are small, locally owned businesses with products perfect for anyone. Whether you’re shopping for a loved

These 11 Winter Events Are Must-Sees in West Virginia

The winter season in the Mountain State is an amazing time of year when you can experience new and exciting

The best places for ice skating in Almost Heaven

Whether you’re a child or just a child at heart, ice skating is something that you can enjoy. You may

These are some of the best shops for Almost Heaven goods

It is always fun to give and receive gifts. But it’s even better to support local, hand-crafted items sold by

Explore these 5 Nordic Trails & Touring Centers in West Virginia

Explore the Mountain State’s beautiful landscape during the winter by cross-country skiing the state’s incredible trails. From perfectly groomed trails

A Foodie’s Long Weekend Road Trip in West Virginia

If a colorful plate full of Almost Heaven flavor is on your list this season, get ready to hit the

These West Virginia-made gifts are perfect for the holidays

This holiday season purchase your friends and family something special and unique that was made right here in Almost Heaven.

Have you experienced a Small Business Saturday in Almost Heaven?

The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest weekends of the year for shopping. Black Friday draws millions

Your guide to hunting in West Virginia

West Virginia has rightfully earned the title of  “Wild and Wonderful.” With abundant wildlife, West Virginia is a haven for

Everything you need to know about Youth Hunting in West Virginia

Hunting in West Virginia is a time-honored tradition that has been passed down for generations. In fact, there are even

Fallout 76: Did you catch these 8 WV landmarks?

This year’s hottest new video game, Fallout 76, will be set in West Virginia. Fallout 76 takes place in a

These are the Leaves You’ll Find in Almost Heaven

Each year people from all over come to the Mountain State to see its beautiful fall foliage. From gorgeous shades

Fall 101 in West Virginia

Fall in the Mountain State is a magical time of year. Leaf peeping, apple cider, pumpkin carving, corn mazes, bonfires,

The best ways to go leaf peeping in West Virginia

This fall, immerse yourself in the dazzling colors of the Mountain State’s fall foliage. See everything from the brilliant yellows

These West Virginia-Made Bits & Bites make for perfect gifts

Looking for some unique West Virginia flavors and products? These places have everything to satisfy your Mountain State cravings and

Here are some Helpful Tips as Hurricane Florence approaches

As Hurricane Florence approaches, it’s important to take precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. For the latest news, check with these

These Are The Best Pancakes in West Virginia

A stack of big, fluffy pancakes is the perfect way to start your morning. But here in the Mountain State,

Fill Your Heart with Fall: Fests for the Season

This fall immerse yourself in all things West Virginia by attending some of the states most exciting and unique festivals.

National Grandparents Day was created in this small West Virginia town

Did you know that National Grandparents Day has roots in West Virginia? We celebrate Grandparents Day thanks to Marian Herndon

Relax amongst the adventure at these 6 incredible places

 It’s a known fact that West Virginia is home to incredible adventure, but the Mountain State is also full of