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Road Trips from Washington D.C.: Eastern Panhandle

The Eastern Panhandle Region is home to approximately 6% of the state’s population. One of two panhandles in the state

5 Pet-Friendly Trails For You And Your Furry Companion

From the mountain tops of the Potomac Highlands to the banks of Metro Valley’s Kanawha River and everywhere in between,

Stuart Day Use Area and Campground

Red Creek Campground

Jess Judy Group Campground

Day Run Campground

Camp Run Campground

Don’t Miss These Almost Heaven Winter Views

West Virginia covered in a blanket of fresh snow is truly Almost Heaven. These spots are perfect for scenic winter

Get Warm in These 5 Cozy Cabins for the Holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas and every holiday in between are best spent in the comfort of a West Virginia cabin with loved

5 must-see stops on the Allegheny Trail

The Allegheny Trail is a 330-mile trail that runs through the eastern part of West Virginia from Bruceton Mills to

Picturesque Places for a Fall Wedding

Music, flowers, menu and cake. It’s true, there are an overwhelming amount of choices to make when planning your wedding.

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

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

Experience the Joy of Discovering a New Place on these Beautiful Trails

Hidden around the state are some of the most incredible trails that lead to extraordinary views only found in Almost

Dolly Sods Wilderness

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

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

ENTERTAINMENT EXPLORER: 20 Ways to Explore Winter in Randolph County

Taira Landavere, Entertainment Explorer Winter is here! The first snowflakes have fallen from the sky, and there’s no better place

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

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

Cast your line in one of these great West Virginia fly fishing locations

While West Virginia is the perfect place for all types of fishing, some argue that when it comes to fly

These iconic hikes in West Virginia are must-sees

If you’re passionate about hiking, then West Virginia is the perfect place for you. West Virginia’s mountainous landscape is an

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

Town guide: Elkins

Elkins is a mountain oasis rich with history, outdoor fun and beautiful art. Located right on the edge of the

Spruce Knob – Mountain Biking

Located in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks Recreation Area at 4,863 feet, Spruce Knob is the highest point in West Virginia.

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

A golden-era getaway

Want to step back in time to a golden age of steam-driven trains, Victorian inns, variety shows and Appalachian string

Do you have what it takes to be a Spartan?

Spartan Race comes to West Virginia on August 26-27, 2017 at the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve. The obstacle race

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

3 best backpacking trips in West Virginia

When it comes to finding seclusion in the great outdoors, there’s no better place than West Virginia. Filled with gorgeous

6 sweet WV adventures for outdoor lovers who also love each other

Time outside is sweet, but time outside with the one you love is even sweeter. So power down your phone

5 ways to explore fall in leaf-peeping central

If you want the perfect Instagram-worthy fall photo, head to the rolling forests of scenic West Virginia. Where in the

Enjoy The Hike Or Stay The Night: Mountaintop Fire Towers

Find a mix of adventure and solitude atop West Virginia’s old fire towers. The Olson Observation Tower, the first fire

Where to spot 9 rare and regal birds in the wild

West Virginia is a hotbed for unique and rare bird sightings. In addition to its own resident raptors and songbirds,

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

Offbeat ideas for solo travelers in the mountains

Looking for solo travel ideas that aren’t run-of-the-mill? Just change your approach! Traveling by yourself can be liberating. And it

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

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

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

Get racin’ over the rolling hills

Running’s not just for pavement anymore. Hit the trails and experience the beauty of West Virginia woods and farmland on

5 crazy plants you won’t believe grow here

As the days get warmer, West Virginia bursts into bloom with a variety of unique plant life. Check out some

7 amazing mountain hikes even the kids will love

Share wonder with your kids on a jaw-dropping mountain hike. Even these rolling Mountain State trails can be smooth enough

Different types of skiing in the mountain slopes

Resort, freestyle, glade, backcountry, telemark: what does this all mean? Here’s a quick primer on the equipment and styles that

Sleep under the stars! The East Coast’s finest stargazing

West Virginia has some of the clearest night skies east of the Mississippi. While darkness is becoming a scarce luxury

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

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

5 tidbits of true mountain folklore to simplify your life

Mountain folklore seems to be funny and sarcastic, but is actually direct and to the point, true to the Appalachian

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

Top this iconic rock formation for a jaw-dropping view

You’ll dig rock climbing at Seneca Rocks if you only have one quality—a love of true adventure. For beginners: Seneca

There’s actually plenty to hear in the US’s largest “Quiet Zone”

Eastern West Virginia is home to the nation’s largest “quiet zone.” When was the last time you heard only the

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.

Williams River Sites (USDA Forest Service)

30 separate, rustic campsites located along the Williams River Road, designated as FR 86 and 216. Many sites are close

Summit Lake Campground (USDA Forest Service)

Summit Lake Campground is a semi-primitive, wooded campground with two loops that have 33 campsites featuring paved parking spurs. Each

Seneca Rocks Discovery Center

The Seneca Rocks Discovery Center is located at the base of Seneca Rocks. It has an outstanding and majestic view

Seneca Rocks

Seneca Rocks, located in Monongahela National Forest, is one of the best-known landmarks in West Virginia and have long been noted as

Pocahontas Campground (USDA Forest Service)

This campground includes 9 rustic campsites located in a beautiful grove of white pine trees. Each campsite has a parking

Old House Run Picnic Area

Monongahela National Forest – Cheat Ranger District Office

U.S. Forest Service Office is located in the Monongahela National Forest and home of the Northern Research Station. This facility

Laurel Fork North and South Wilderness (USDA Forest Service)

These two wildernesses are located next to each other in Randolph County, West Virginia. They are separated only by a

Laurel Fork Campground (USDA Forest Service)

There are 16 single unit sites available on a first come, first serve basis. Sites are located in an open

Island Campground (USDA Forest Service)

Adjacent to Long Run and the East Fork of the Greenbrier River, this primitive campground is a favorite among fisherman.

Hawk Recreation Area

Open seasonally with15 tent or trailer sites, 10 picnic sites. Facilities: drinking water, vault toilet facilities, hiking trails. No trash

Gaudineer Scenic Area (USDA Forest Service)

The 140 acre Gaudineer Scenic Area is located near Gaudineer Knob of Shavers Mountain in Randolph and Pocahontas Counties. The

Falls Of Hills Creek (USDA Forest Service)

Three waterfalls at the Falls of Hill Creek cascade over rock layers of sandstone and shale. A 3/4 mile trail

Cranesville Swamp Nature Preserve

At Cranesville Swamp the elements of wind, water, mountains, and temperature have created a landscape that is both beautiful and

Cranberry Mountain Nature Center (USDA Forest Service)

Cranberry Mountain Nature Center is located at the mouth of Highland Scenic Highway.  The location is near Cranberry Wilderness Area,

Cranberry Mountain Lodge

The Cranberry Mountain Lodge is one of the most unique lodging experiences in the U.S. Located at 4,000 feet elevation

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Cheat Summit Fort

General George B. McClellan ordered this fort to be built in 1861 to secure the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike and protect the

Buffalo Lake

Bluestone National Scenic River

Bluestone National Scenic River was created in 1988, to protect 10.5 miles of the Bluestone River as a free-flowing river.

Blue Bend Recreation Area (USDA Forest Service)

Season: open year-round. Campsites: 40 tent or trailer sites. Facilities: drinking water, restroom facilities, swimming, hiking trails, fishing, hunting blue

Big Rock Campground (USDA Forest Service)

Season: 4/15 – 11/30 Facilities: 5 semi-private campsites. Each site includes a picnic table, fire ring, and lantern post with

Big Bend Campground (USDA Forest Service)

50 tent or trailer. Season

Allegheny Trail

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

6 dark-sky destinations & adventures after sundown in WV

Here in West Virginia, we enjoy a nightlife that isn’t just average— it’s Almost Heaven. Of course we have the usual