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Road Trips from Virginia: New River/Greenbrier Valley

The New River/Greenbrier Valley Region is a beautiful, scenic area where upscale luxury meets small-town charm. With ample rock-climbing, whitewater

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,

Discover the New River Gorge on Your Greatest Road Trip Yet

Close your eyes and imagine a place with thousands of acres of lush green forests, rushing waters and cascading waterfalls.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Try these six Almost Heaven Activities While Social Distancing

Running out of things to do? Try these six Almost Heaven activities while practicing proper social distancing. From trying a

Discover Almost Heaven’s Country Roads this Autumn

Let Almost Heaven’s scenic roads lead you to extraordinary places this fall. Discover hidden gems and scenic spots along the

There’s One Day A Year You Can Jump From the New River Gorge Bridge

Oct. 19  |  New River Gorge Bridge Thousands of people will gather Saturday, Oct. 19 on the New River Gorge

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

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

The Best Ways to Beat the Heat in Almost Heaven This Summer

When the temperatures rise this summer, and you’re looking for some relief from the heat, Almost Heaven has you covered.

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

Discover Awe-Inspiring Beauty At Almost Heaven’s 6 National Parks

Home to six extraordinary national parks, West Virginia is the ultimate place to find your inner sense of adventure and

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,

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

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

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

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

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

This tiny West Virginia town packs a ton of history

Holding the title of “smallest town in West Virginia,” according to Country Living, Thurmond’s official population is 5. Although today

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

Celebrate Easter in West Virginia

For many, Easter is a time for rebirth, renewal and reflection. It’s also a time for celebration and family fun.

10 iconic overlooks in West Virginia that will WOW you

What makes a view scenic? Is it the layers of purple mountains blending into the horizon? Acres of rolling green

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: Athens

This southern West Virginia town full of quiet charm and natural beauty is the gateway to Pipestem Resort State Park.

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

7 wildly quirky finds for urban explorers

Sometimes, surprises hide in plain sight. It’s always fun to turn a corner and discover an intriguing passageway or artwork.

Spring break deal roundup

Whether you’re a college student, a teacher, or a family with young kids, you’re going to want to take advantage

These WV destinations get named to best lists All. The. Time.

West Virginia stacks up national and international recognition for its small-town charm, wild beauty and adventure. But there are a

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

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

5 best ol-time stops in this National Park’s living history village

Harpers Ferry is perhaps one of the most unique places in the United States. The upper portion of Harpers Ferry is a

Wild days ‘n wild nights: your guide to New River Gorge adventure & nightlife

The New River Gorge in West Virginia is the East’s outdoor adventure central, but the excitement doesn’t stop when the

Ok, ok. You know the view. But do you know the story?

Tracing the rugged ridgelines and bluffs above Harpers Ferry, the Maryland Heights Trail is not just loaded with stunning views

Hidden Gem Hikes within America’s Newest National Park

The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve has plenty of iconic trails, but it’s also got some secret routes

5 most history-rich hikes in Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry is one of the most history-rich places in the country. Get fresh air and a fresh perspective on

Pedal right out of DC, into history & charm

Bike right from D.C. into natural beauty to explore history and charm along the path to Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown.

The rail ride of a lifetime

There are a lot of ways to experience the 1000-foot deep New River Gorge. Glance from side to side as

6 totally free National Parks in the Mountain State

There are several National Parks to explore in the Mountain State—all with no entry fee! Pack your hiking boots and

6 mountain hikes… that aren’t really hikes

Take a break from your go-to trail classics and hop on one of these hikes that are— well, not actually

Beat the heat with these 6 swimming holes in WV

As summer adventure heats up, you’ll likely be looking for ways to cool off. Fortunately, Almost Heaven has the best

Top 5 ways to celebrate 101 years of National Parks

On August 25, 2017, the National Park Service turns 101! Get out there and enjoy West Virginia’s National Parks! Here

5 days in the New River Gorge with kids

The New River Gorge isn’t just for adrenaline junkies. It’s a great place for family vacations, too. The New River

3 absolutely unforgettable scenic (and stunning!) plane rides

Zoom above untamed landscapes on a “Wild and Wonderful” scenic flight! Admit it: there’s only so much you can see

Pilot your way to a mountain retreat

Leave your car at home and pilot to a secluded holiday instead! That’s right, you can bring your plane on

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

A weirdly pleasant surprise 3,600 feet down this remote gorge

There’s a delicious secret at the bottom of the remote Bluestone Gorge— you just have to travel 3,600 feet down

This ol’ barn: Tuck in for the night

Get a quaint taste of simple life on the farm— without all the work. Renting rustic, historic barns in West

4 falls you should take off the WV mountains

West Virginia is the Mountain State, and we’ve got more than enough great cliffs, crags and rocks for you to

Have you visited WV’s National Parks? We bet you didn’t do this…

Southern West Virginia’s National Parks are known for their natural beauty and outdoor recreation. The New River Gorge National River, Gauley

There’s still time! 4 winter trips to squeeze in

Never fear, winter people! There is still time for winter sports in the Mountain State. In case you haven’t already,

6 times West Virginia was vital to the Civil Rights Movement

West Virginia has been the centerpiece of several key events in African-American heritage– dating all the way back to before

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

If your kids have enough “stuff,” here’s a gift idea.

Technology is wonderful. But the truth is we all need time to unplug— especially kids. With access to their favorite

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

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

Great Gauley! 5 highlights on one of the world’s best stretches of whitewater

West Virginia is undeniably one of the epicenters of whitewater rafting and kayaking in the world, with the Cheat River

6 reasons a cabin is the most romantic getaway

There isn’t any doubt that a cabin getaway is the most romantic place for couples. A cozy retreat nestled in

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

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.

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.

Thurmond Depot

Open From Memorial Day through Labor Day daily 10 AM to 5 PM Special Programs – Walking tours Exhibits –

Monongahela National Forest

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

John Brown Fort

Site where John Brown, his sons and at least five known black men (Lewis Sheridan Leary, Dangerfield Newby, John Anthony

Harpers Ferry Historical Association

Harpers Ferry Historical Association Bookshop has books, videos, photos and toys.

Grandview (New River Gorge National Park & Preserve)

Highest point in the park.  Offers hiking trails, overlooks, and shelters (which are available for reservation). Open from 9 a.m.

Gauley River National Recreation Area

Gauley River National Recreation Area was created in 1988 to protect the gorges and swift, winding waters of 25 miles

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.

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