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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 Pittsburgh: Northern Panhandle

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

8 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

Fall Foliage Road Trip: Route 24 to U.S. 219

Majestic Summits & Mountain Towns This week, the foliage in the higher elevations of West Virginia will be reaching peak

Photographing Nature’s Minature Marvels

The beauty of nature can be found everywhere, including the smallest scenes. However, the simple, intricate beauty and designs found

The Inn at Canaan

Audra State Park

Shop Small – Check Out These 10 WV Online Stores

West Virginia shopkeepers and artisans work tirelessly to create meaningful, handcrafted goods for their patrons. Though you might not have

Here is your Winter Bucket List in Almost Heaven

West Virginia is home to four distinct seasons with activities and events in each one. During winter, you can expect

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,

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.

Carnifex Ferry Cabins

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

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

Magical Almost Heaven Camping Spots

Brisk evenings spent under the stars. Roasting marshmallows and making incredible memories. Camping in the Mountain State is an experience

Scenic Vistas. Winding roads. Wilderness Adventures. A guide to the Highland Scenic Highway

In the heart of the Monongahela National Forest lies one of the most beautiful and scenic drives found anywhere on

Most Instagram-friendly spots in West Virginia

Scenic views. Toppling ice cream sundaes. Tall waterfalls. These moments all call for photos. And, West Virginia has an abundance

The best places to purchase art in West Virginia

While West Virginia is well-known for its incredible landscapes and jaw-dropping views, it is also home to incredible and talented

Your Ultimate List of the Most Instagrammable spots in West Virginia

The Mountain State is known for its incredible beauty. From sweeping vistas to charming storefronts all around the state are

5 signs that you definitely belong in West Virginia

West Virginia pride is a real thing. We wear it proudly on our sleeve and aren’t afraid to let anyone

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

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 4 spots are perfect for fall foliage in West Virginia

Before the branches go bare, make sure to check out these West Virginia stops for the best October fall foliage.

BUDGET TRAVEL EXPLORER: Weekly Fall Foliage Report Offers Tips on Best Color, Scenic Drives

Barry Cook, Budget Travel Explorer Autumn in West Virginia is a brief but beautiful window, when the days grow cooler

Discover the Perfect Scenic Drives in West Virginia

“Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong.” We all know this song by heart. In fact, you’re

How many West Virginia creatures can you spot?

West Virginia is home to over 500 different species of wildlife ranging from birds to amphibians and everything in between.

155 ways to enjoy summer in West Virginia

West Virginia turns 155 years young on June 20! And while you’re spending the birthday exploring the beautiful state, here

This huge, four-day-long festival in West Virginia has a little bit of everything

For more than half a century the Mountain State Art and Craft Fair has been as closely stitched into West

These 20 events are West Virginia must-sees

Parents hear it every year as school winds down for the summer: “I want something to do!” Fortunately, there’s always

Bridge Walk

New year, new you: Start 2018 in WV’s great outdoors

New Year’s Day: It’s a time for reflection and renewal, when many folks are inspired to set health and fitness

Mountain murals: 5 stops for a DIY public art tour

The Mountain State is full of funky art galleries and sophisticated art museums. But during the warmer months, get your

9 stunning photos that capture winter in West Virginia

  The Mountain State in winter is a sight to behold. Every contour and fold stands in sharp relief, revealing

January Insta-greats

  2017 is off to a great start in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia! Here are some of our favorite moments

December Insta-greats

  December in the Mountain State was a wild ride, and nothing short of wonderful! You’ve managed to capture and

November Insta-greats

As the holiday season gets into full swing, it’s nice to see what traditions folks come together for around the

The top 5 most photogenic vistas in WV

The mountains of West Virginia have a peacefulness and wonder that only sweeping view of nature can provide. With diverse

October Insta-greats

  From Bridge Day adventures to Halloween traditions, it was a month full of excitement! Here are some of our

Get the shot: autumn in the mountains

There’s no better time than fall to capture epic Mountain State photos with amazing color! The best part is, you

Fall leaf peepers: Here’s what’s peaking in the mountains right now

Help us track autumn’s progress throughout the entire state! Share your photos for our #AlmostHeaven fall color map to show

6 best fall hikes in the mountains

There’s no better time to take a hike than in the fall, when your feet crunch on crisp autumn leaves

The nation’s most epic whitewater event

Epic whitewater, gear giveaways and plenty of wild whitewater takes around the campfire— welcome to Gauley Fest, the largest paddling

8 reasons WV is best of the AT

West Virginia’s stretch of the Appalachian Trail is short, but extra sweet. The extensive 2,200-mile AT weaves through West Virginia

August Insta-greats

As summer comes to a close, we’re reminiscing about all our wild, wonderful adventures. From the The State Fair of West Virginia

She’ll have to say yes to these breathtaking proposals

For one of the most important questions in your life, you need a perfect location. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia is

May Insta-greats

May sure did fly by! From outdoor events and concerts to roaring waterfalls and quiet, starry nights, you captured some

June Insta-greats

  This June brought out some of the things we love most about Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. Vibrant arts and

Insta-greats: 17 best mountain photos in April

Our state’s been pretty busy this month! Hail, Travelocity’s Roaming Gnome and April adventures made our top 17 list. Don’t

March Insta-Greats

It’s no secret that the Mountain State has some of the most breathtaking views, charming towns, and cutest animals around.

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

This ol’ barn: I do’s with mountain magic

Looking for a truly magical venue for your big day? One where you can see the stars and feel the

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

7 mountain arts events that transform the whole town

Immerse yourself in West Virginia’s rich creative talent with community-wide celebrations! Here are 7 mountain arts events that transform the

7 country trends for your mountain “I do’s”

Trace the roots of the rustic country wedding trend back to its inspiration: the Mountain State. Of course couples are

Where to find and photograph these 10 WV icons

Here are some of the most photographed icons in the Mountain State, and where you can best capture a beautiful

7 jaw-dropping mountain wedding venues

Feel like shouting your love from the mountaintops? What better place to do it than the Mountain State? Whether the

5 best Mountain State photography workshops— for beginners & pros alike

Between rolling ridges, rugged mountain tops and fiery fall foliage, the scenery in West Virginia is unparalleled. Sometimes, there just

Hawks Nest State Park

Nestled in the heart of whitewater rafting country, Hawks Nest State Park encompasses 276 acres bordering a rugged section of

Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

Harman’s North Fork Cottages provide 20 riverside luxury log cabin rentals in Cabins, WV near the Seneca Rocks Spruce Knob

Castaway Caboose

Your overnight package includes a round-trip fare on the DURBIN ROCKET steam train ride, where you will be “cast away”

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

The only way to experience the enchantment of historic Blennerhassett Island is via a 20-minute sternwheeler ride. From Point Park

Blackwater Falls State Park

Lodge Rooms: Blackwater Lodge sits on the canyon’s south rim, providing a sweeping view of the densely forested gorge. Each

Beartown State Park

Beartown State Park is a natural area of 107 acres located on the eastern summit of Droop Mountain, seven miles

Bear Rocks Preserve

Time stands still high above Canaan Valley, in Dolly Sods, where a flat, windswept expanse of subalpine heath barrens opens

Bear Heaven Recreation Area (USDA Forest Service)

8 tent sites. Drinking water, vault toilets, hiking. Season: 4/15 – 12/01. $5 fee. Location: from Elkins take us 33