The New River/Greenbrier Valley Region is a beautiful, scenic area where upscale luxury meets small-town charm. With ample rock-climbing, whitewater
From the mountain tops of the Potomac Highlands to the banks of Metro Valley’s Kanawha River and everywhere in between,
Close your eyes and imagine a place with thousands of acres of lush green forests, rushing waters and cascading waterfalls.
Running out of things to do? Try these six Almost Heaven activities while practicing proper social distancing. From trying a
Let Almost Heaven’s scenic roads lead you to extraordinary places this fall. Discover hidden gems and scenic spots along the
Oct. 19 | New River Gorge Bridge Thousands of people will gather Saturday, Oct. 19 on the New River Gorge
Only 1.5 hours away from Washington, D.C., West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle
The National Park Service is celebrating its 103rd birthday this year. There’s no better way to celebrate our nation’s beautiful
When the temperatures rise this summer, and you’re looking for some relief from the heat, Almost Heaven has you covered.
As the days get longer and the temperatures start to rise, experience the best of Almost Heaven this summer. Each
Home to six extraordinary national parks, West Virginia is the ultimate place to find your inner sense of adventure and
The sights and sounds you’ll experience on an excursion along the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad are unparalleled. American Bald Eagles,
Spring break is the perfect time to gather the family for a getaway to the Mountain State. West Virginia’s rolling
If you’re looking to visit West Virginia, these iconic adventures are perfect ways to see Almost Heaven. Whether you’re looking
The Monongahela National Forest covers a massive area of nearly 1 million acres and is bursting with breathtaking scenery and
National parks offer incredible opportunities to experience history, explore the state’s natural beauty and venture to gorgeous places you’ve never
We’ve all said it – “New year, new me.” Each new year brings the opportunity for change. Outdoor activities are
Fall in the Mountain State is a magical time of year. Leaf peeping, apple cider, pumpkin carving, corn mazes, bonfires,
This fall, immerse yourself in the dazzling colors of the Mountain State’s fall foliage. See everything from the brilliant yellows
Holding the title of “smallest town in West Virginia,” according to Country Living, Thurmond’s official population is 5. Although today
If you’re passionate about hiking, then West Virginia is the perfect place for you. West Virginia’s mountainous landscape is an
For many, Easter is a time for rebirth, renewal and reflection. It’s also a time for celebration and family fun.
What makes a view scenic? Is it the layers of purple mountains blending into the horizon? Acres of rolling green
With a nickname like the Mountain State, you might think hiking is a tough chore in West Virginia. But West
This southern West Virginia town full of quiet charm and natural beauty is the gateway to Pipestem Resort State Park.
From mouth-watering local fare to a rich arts scene, there’s never a dull moment in West Virginia’s hip, historic capital
Sometimes, surprises hide in plain sight. It’s always fun to turn a corner and discover an intriguing passageway or artwork.
Whether you’re a college student, a teacher, or a family with young kids, you’re going to want to take advantage
West Virginia stacks up national and international recognition for its small-town charm, wild beauty and adventure. But there are a
Our beloved Mountain State earned top honors! The most prestigious prize in “The Best of the Blue Ridge” awards for
Harpers Ferry is such a gold mine for history and the outdoors, it’s part of 8 overlapping National Parks and
Harpers Ferry is perhaps one of the most unique places in the United States. The upper portion of Harpers Ferry is a
The New River Gorge in West Virginia is the East’s outdoor adventure central, but the excitement doesn’t stop when the
Tracing the rugged ridgelines and bluffs above Harpers Ferry, the Maryland Heights Trail is not just loaded with stunning views
The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve has plenty of iconic trails, but it’s also got some secret routes
Harpers Ferry is one of the most history-rich places in the country. Get fresh air and a fresh perspective on
Bike right from D.C. into natural beauty to explore history and charm along the path to Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown.
There are a lot of ways to experience the 1000-foot deep New River Gorge. Glance from side to side as
There are several National Parks to explore in the Mountain State—all with no entry fee! Pack your hiking boots and
Take a break from your go-to trail classics and hop on one of these hikes that are— well, not actually
As summer adventure heats up, you’ll likely be looking for ways to cool off. Fortunately, Almost Heaven has the best
On August 25, 2017, the National Park Service turns 101! Get out there and enjoy West Virginia’s National Parks! Here
The New River Gorge isn’t just for adrenaline junkies. It’s a great place for family vacations, too. The New River
Zoom above untamed landscapes on a “Wild and Wonderful” scenic flight! Admit it: there’s only so much you can see
Leave your car at home and pilot to a secluded holiday instead! That’s right, you can bring your plane on
West Virginia’s hills have spawned dozens of colorful characters who went on to become immortalized in books, songs, movies and
There’s a delicious secret at the bottom of the remote Bluestone Gorge— you just have to travel 3,600 feet down
Get a quaint taste of simple life on the farm— without all the work. Renting rustic, historic barns in West
West Virginia is the Mountain State, and we’ve got more than enough great cliffs, crags and rocks for you to
Southern West Virginia’s National Parks are known for their natural beauty and outdoor recreation. The New River Gorge National River, Gauley
Never fear, winter people! There is still time for winter sports in the Mountain State. In case you haven’t already,
West Virginia has been the centerpiece of several key events in African-American heritage– dating all the way back to before
The story of West Virginia tells us much about our nation’s most definitive war. Originally a part of Virginia’s Old
Technology is wonderful. But the truth is we all need time to unplug— especially kids. With access to their favorite
Of the prestigious U.S. National Parks, there are “scenic” parks, and there are “historic” parks. They could not be more
The historic town of Harpers Ferry is perhaps best known as the site of John Brown’s famous raid on the
West Virginia is undeniably one of the epicenters of whitewater rafting and kayaking in the world, with the Cheat River
There isn’t any doubt that a cabin getaway is the most romantic place for couples. A cozy retreat nestled in
Passports, stamps, coins, geocaches– many West Virginia land management agencies, trails, and attractions have programs that will reward you with
West Virginia has lots of popular outdoor spots that draw crowds, but we also have some amazing play spots off-the-beaten-track.
The hills and hollows of West Virginia hide an amazing number of natural wonders, from craggy peaks to subterranean caves.
Open From Memorial Day through Labor Day daily 10 AM to 5 PM Special Programs – Walking tours Exhibits –
Information on activities at Monongahela National Forest can be found at the Supervisor’s Office at this location. This facility is
Site where John Brown, his sons and at least five known black men (Lewis Sheridan Leary, Dangerfield Newby, John Anthony
Harpers Ferry Historical Association Bookshop has books, videos, photos and toys.
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 was created in 1988 to protect the gorges and swift, winding waters of 25 miles
Bluestone National Scenic River was created in 1988, to protect 10.5 miles of the Bluestone River as a free-flowing river.
Here in West Virginia, we enjoy a nightlife that isn’t just average— it’s Almost Heaven. Of course we have the usual