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The Perfect 48-Hours on Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County is one of the most unique destinations in Almost Heaven. The second-highest elevation at just

These Off-Roading Trails Are Even Better in Winter

If you like catching some speed or kicking up dirt with your ATV, you will love blazing through the powdery

3 Must-Visit Destinations for Snow Tubing in West Virginia

Are you on a quest to hit the slopes at higher speeds? If so, maybe it’s time to give that

Start 2024 Off Strong With These 4 West Virginia Adventures

In West Virginia, New Year means new adventures! Whether you have written your New Year’s resolutions in stone or you’re

4 Unexpected Winter Activities in West Virginia

We hope you plan to embark on a snowy hike or have the urge to dust off your favorite snowboard,

The Perfect Sweater Weather Activities in Almost Heaven

As the days get shorter, the sleeves get longer. Almost Heaven is the perfect place to find your stride in

6 Places to Set Up Camp in West Virginia

West Virginia is known for its stunning natural features and variety of unique terrains, but is also full of opportunities

Can’t Miss Geological Wonders in West Virginia

Scale the heights and plumb the depths of West Virginia’s natural beauty at geological gems found above and below the

The Best Spots for Water Sports Adventures in West Virginia

Whether you’re looking for serious, high-intensity water sports or you prefer to float, paddle and dive in peace, there’s a

Your Next Romantic Getaway is in Almost Heaven

With its pristine natural beauty, picturesque mountainous terrain and unique small towns, West Virginia has plenty of amazing locations for

Bring Your RV to These Almost Heaven Campsites

West Virginia is full of natural beauty, and it offers some of the best outdoor recreation in the country, making

5 Fishing Spots for the Whole Family

West Virginia is known for its numerous outdoor recreation activities, which includes the many premier fishing opportunities available in its

Experience Almost Heaven in 48 Hours in Parkersburg

The Mid-Ohio Valley is famous for its history, local eats and hidden quaint towns. A prominent example of that combination

The Magical Towns of the Monongahela National Forest

The Monongahela National Forest is a wilderness area encompassing nearly one million acres in West Virginia. It allows its visitors

20 Must-Visit Courses For Disc Golf Lovers in WV

Whether you want to try a new hobby or are a seasoned disc golfer, West Virginia is home to an

Don’t Miss this Summer’s Tour de Coal

Craving a day on the water? Cool off on the water with a one-of-a-kind float trip on the Coal River.

Stay Cool this Summer with the Newest Additions to West Virginia’s Waterfall Trail

If you’re looking for last minute additions to this summer’s bucket list, you’re in luck. Nine stunning waterfalls have been

Spend 48 Hours in Pocahontas County, WV

Pocahontas County is known as Nature’s Mountain Playground, and for good reason. The county is home to the largest concentration

48 Hours in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area

Spanning an impressive 100,000 acres, the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area is home to some of the Mountain State’s

Sunny Mountain Towns for Your Next Adventure

Witness the beauty of spring and summer accompanied by the warm hospitality and southern charm of an authentic mountain town.

Your Budget Friendly Guide to West Virginia

Planning a fun vacation or day trip doesn’t have to be expensive. There are plenty of activities that you can

Must-Sees and Must-Dos For Your Spring Bucket List

Head to West Virginia this spring and find an Almost Heaven atmosphere full of sunny skies and blushing blooms awaiting

Your Metro Valley Mountain Biking Guide

Set out for the adventure of a lifetime and explore some of the best the Metro Valley has to offer

Hit the Slopes After Dark: Night Skiing in WV

West Virginia is the southeast’s prime destination for skiing and snowboarding and the only way to make it better is

Uncover the Past in West Virginia’s Newest National Park

New River Gorge has silently witnessed centuries of change. Explore the story of the New River Gorge region from ancient

Plan A Year of Adventure with our 2024 Bucket List

Kick-off 2024 with an Almost Heaven adventure! Home to all four seasons, endless activity options can be found year-round in

Plan A Snow Tubing Adventure in West Virginia

Looking for the perfect family-friendly winter activity? Look no further! Here, in West Virginia, the winter season is just getting

48 Hours in the Mountain Lakes Region

While the lakes of this region are known for providing an abundance of summer-time fun, what most don’t know is

Your 2022 West Virginian Winter Bucket List

It’s never too early to begin planning for spectacular time spent in Almost Heaven this winter! To make it easier

A Beginner’s Manual to Guided Hikes In West Virginia

Name a better place to get out and hike the great outdoors other than right here in the Mountain State.

Explore Autumn Adventures at Pipestem Resort State Park

Enjoy the natural beauty of West Virginia’s fall season with the endless amount of fun-filled adventure options offered at Pipestem

Our 2022 Almost Heaven Fall Bucket List

Celebrate fall in Almost Heaven and let our 2022 bucket list be your guide. From exciting outdoor adventures and tasty

Road Trip From One National Park to Another in West Virginia

Traveling West Virginia’s iconic country roads during the spring is an experience you can’t find elsewhere. Mountain ridges and rolling

Find Your Stride: Outdoor Adventures Across West Virginia

Here, in Almost Heaven, it’s effortless to find your stride. Whether you want to keep your feet on the ground

48 Hours in Davis, West Virginia

The tiny mountain town of Davis is a hidden gem that lies on the edge of the Monongahela National Forest,

Experience The New River Gorge From These Gateway Towns

More than just gateways to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, these neighboring mountain towns are must adds

National Hunting and Fishing Days

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is hosting a National Hunting and Fishing Days Celebration on September 10-11, 2022.

2022 19th Annual Tour De Coal

The 19th annual Tour De Coal – The largest Flatwater event in the US will be held on June18, 2022.

Color the River

Head to the Greenbrier River for a fun float! Bring your kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, tubes or anything that will keep

Plan Your Summer Watersports Getaway

Beat the summer heat and cool off with a getaway to the Mountain State. Let West Virginia’s freshwaters ignite your

Your Summer 2022 Bucket List

Celebrate summer with an exciting escape to the Mountain State! Beat the heat, relax and cool off in our Almost

ACE Adventure Gear

A Mountain Biker’s Getaway

Where better else to mountain bike other than the Mountain State? West Virginia is the only state completely covered in

Build Your Spring Bucket List

Spring is the perfect time to get out and explore all that Almost Heaven, West Virginia has to offer. From

Wildflower Hikes in the New River Gorge

Spring has arrived and we are more than ready for sunny outdoor activities. Adventurers can kick-start their “spring spirit” with

Plan Ahead: A Whitewater Rafting Getaway

West Virginia is home to the highest density of whitewater runs in the country. From family-fun to thrilling adventure, here,

WaterDawg Outdoors

6 Spring Break Trips To Start Planning Today

Celebrate spring with some refreshing, mountain air. West Virginia has spring break destinations perfect for couples, families and friends. Simply

A Grandparent’s Guide to Spring Break in West Virginia

Gearing up to host your grandkids for spring break this year? West Virginia has endless options of activities to do

Barnum Whitewater Area

Plan Ahead: The Ultimate 2022 Vacation Bucket List

Are you coming into the new year with a slew of vacation days burning a hole in your pocket? Or

Ski The Valley

5 Weekend Getaways To Take In 2022

The colder months in Almost Heaven are some of the best times to explore quaint mountain towns and their charming

Try These 5 High Adventure Ski Routes If You Dare

Winter is here, and many of you are probably looking for the perfect ski route, packed with fresh powder, unbeatable

6 Winter Waterfalls To Add To Your Bucket List

Don’t put away those hiking boots just yet, winter is the perfect time to experience the magic and majesty of

Your Perfect Winter 2021 Bucket List

Ahh, winter—the perfect time to snuggle up by the fire, sip hot cocoa and spend time laughing with friends and

Fall Foliage Road Trip: U.S. 250 to W.Va. 88

Northern Panhandle Must-Visits With later than normal peak color arriving in the Mountain State, beautiful fall foliage remains in several

Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. Routes 15 East and 20 North

Waterfalls Views & Serene Waterways This week in Almost Heaven, more and more color is creeping across the state. While

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

Road Trips from Pittsburgh: Northern Panhandle

The Northern Panhandle is one of two panhandles in the state (fun fact: West Virginia is the only state out

9 Spots To Find Fall Adventure

Getting out and exploring is always an appealing option in Almost Heaven—but when the summer heat cools off fall adventure

Adventure by day, rest well at night: Hatfield-McCoy Trails Featured Lodging

Rushing adrenaline, exhilarating exploration and endless memories— all this and more await you on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails. This summer, venture

Race the School Bell: Last-Minute Summer Vacations

Summer in West Virginia brings about days of exploring, nights spent up with friends and memories that will last until

Cookout West Virginia-Style this Summer

With summer just around the corner in Almost Heaven, now is the perfect time to fire up the grill and

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,

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

Go for Gold: Rock Climbing in Almost Heaven

With the Summer Olympics quickly approaching, it is the prime time to train as the competitors do. Having an abundance

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.

Women’s Canaan Valley WV Winter Weekend

Explorer Chick is not your average, beige, mundane travel company. Instead, we’re a force empowering women through the shared experience

Women’s West Virginia Wild Weekend

Explorer Chick is not your average, beige, mundane travel company. Instead, we’re a force empowering women through the shared experience

Pipestem Adventure Zone

A little bit of Heaven on Earth Day

There’s simply no better way to admire the beauty of nature than to immerse yourself in West Virginia’s natural wonders.

Gobble Gobble: Spring Turkey Season in Almost Heaven

With the arrival of budding trees and warmer weather in Almost Heaven comes the annual five-week-long turkey hunting season. With

Adventure below the surface: West Virginia Caverns

Set out on a quest to explore some of West Virginia’s most hidden gems. A trip to an Almost Heaven

Lights Out!

Evil spirits, terrifying monsters & unthinkable horrors await you at ACE Adventure Resort’s Nightmare in the Gorge Haunted Attraction. Hundreds

Gritty Chix Mud Run

Gritty Chix Mud Run is back to ACE Adventure Resort this summer and we are ready to jump back into

ACE Adventure Waterpark DJ Dance Party

DANCING ON WATER! Play at ACE Adventure Waterpark the night for our first ACE Adventure Waterpark DJ Dance Party! ACE

New River Gorge Festival

The inaugural New River Gorge Festival is happening May 14th- 16th at ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia. Let’s celebrate one of Earth’s oldest

Adventure Waterpark DJ Dance Party- August

Play at ACE Adventure Waterpark through the night for the ACE Adventure Waterpark DJ Dance Party! ACE Adventure Waterpark will

Big Air Blob Competition

Gather at Wonderland Water Park for the 11th Annual Big Air Blob Competition. Fireworks won’t be the only thing rocketing

Fun in the Snow & Sun: Spring Ski Resort Destinations

In Almost Heaven, we lavish in winter adventure, but we also fully embrace fun in the sun. When the cold

Forest Therapy Walk

Charlie Yuill, a certified nature and forest therapy guide, invites you to participate in “Shinrin-yoku,” or “Forest Bathing” which refers

Forest Therapy Walk

Join Charlie Yuill, a certified nature and forest therapy guide, invites you to participate in “Shinrin-yoku,” or “Forest Bathing” at

Spring Bird Walk

Join local birder Derek Courtney as we bird by eye and ear in the many habitats of the WVBG. Bring

Tee It Up in Almost Heaven

With fresh-cut grass, warm weather and world-renown courses, it’s time to gather up your clubs for a golf adventure in

Mountain State, Spring Break: Plan the perfect WV getaway

With unmatched beauty, exquisite dining and one-of-a-kind people, Almost Heaven is certainly the place to spend your spring break. To

Things To Do at the New River Gorge

Whether you are into outdoor activities such as climbing, biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, or just like to enjoy a picnic, a quite bit of

Salamander Walk

The Appalachian mountains are a global hotspot for salamander biodiversity and West Virginia alone has 35 species of salamanders. Join

Four Seasons at the New River Gorge

With four seasons being everyone’s focal point throughout the state each season provides a unique scenery to Almost Heaven. In

Checking Off Your Spring Bucket List in Almost Heaven

After a spectacular winter season, spring is blossoming anew in Almost Heaven. Relish in its liveliness by checking some items

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

WV Themed Crafts to do With Your Kids: Black Bear Bird Feeder

With little ones running around, it can be hard to think of things to do that are both educational and

WV Themed Crafts to do With Your Kids: Monarch Butterfly Rock Painting

Need something new to decorate your garden with this spring? Have your kids help and get creative with this fun

10 ways to practice social distancing, WV Style

Lucky for folks in the Mountain State, we can still find ways to explore West Virginia while practicing safe social

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

Top 5 Places to Breathe In That Fresh Mountain Air

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Discover a newfound adventure in the outdoors. Find wide open spaces to

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

Blaze a Trail in Almost Heaven

West Virginia is filled with untouched, wide-open public land. With six national parks, 45 state parks and forest and endless

5 Fun Springtime Activities to Get You Outdoors

We might all be stuck at home this month, but it doesn’t mean we have to be stuck indoors. Springtime

7 Outdoor Activities & Adventures for Kids Right in Your Own Backyard

Springtime is right around the corner which means more opportunities to get outside and find adventures for yourself and your