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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

Treasure Mountain Festival

In 1968, a handful of Pendleton County residents had a vision – to have an annual festival that would share

Waterfalls of West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands

Falls of Hills Creek Whitaker Falls Mill Creek Falls of Kumbrabow High Falls of the Cheat Seneca Creek Falls Falls

Cass Days

Join us for a weekend of long celebration of the arts, culture, history and people of Cass! events include: Friday

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

48 Hours in Romney: A Guide to One of West Virginia’s Oldest Towns

Nestled within the Potomac Highlands and surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains, the hidden gem of Romney can be found. Being

Farm Up Table

Koolwink Hotel

Rocky Hollow Paradise LLC

An Instagrammer’s Guide to Randolph County

The picturesque landscapes of Randolph County are no secret to visitors and locals alike. It is nearly impossible to go

Barnum Whitewater Area

Ski The Valley

Road Trips from Washington D.C.: Potomac Highlands

The Potomac Highlands, located in the eastern portion of West Virginia, provides roughly 2,722 square miles of breathtaking mountain views

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

Mountain Streams Music & Arts Festival

Come hear 7 great acts including:  Rebel Union, Michael and Carrie Kline, Dakota Karper and Brendan Hearn, Ben Townsend, Chris

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

Allegheny Echoes

WordPlay

Rich Mountain Fun Run & Memorial March

Join the Beverly Heritage Center and the Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation in celebrating the 160th anniversary of McClellan’s Union victory

Winter Mountain School

The winter program offers students a unique opportunity to both grow and enjoy themselves as we continue to navigate the

Snowshoe Mountain

Timberline Mountain

The Smokehouse Restaurant

Petersburg Trout Hatchery

Whistle Stop

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

10 must-see stops on your virtual family road trip

Discover West Virginia on a virtual road trip and hop online for a tour of museums, historic sites and remote

WV Themed Crafts To Do With Your Kids: Turn Simple Rocks into Works of Art

Painting rocks is a fun activity for kids of all ages. It’s a simple way to get outside and use

Brush up on your WV History with these 4 Unique Facts

West Virginia has a rich and exciting history. Since our inception in 1863, we’ve built many more stories worth telling.

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

Annual North River Mills Day

Each year we celebrate the by-gone days of this 1700’s village.  Enjoy a relaxing day in this once-bustling, now quiet

47th Annual Apple Harvest Festival

47th Annual Apple Harvest Festival This two day event features Old Fashioned Apple Butter Making, Grand Feature Parade, Arts & Crafts,

March Events You Won’t Want to Miss

It’s official, spring is right around the corner. Indulge in some springtime cheer and check out these unique events from

Treat Yourself to an Almost Heaven B&B Getaway

Spring is just around the corner and let’s face it– it always feels like such a long haul to get

4 Places to Stop and Smell the Wildflowers this Spring

Winter is quickly coming to an end. Soon temperatures will start to rise, and wildflowers will pop up all across

3 Scenic Springtime Drives Through Almost Heaven

Let’s face it, the interstate is convenient and can get you where you’re going quickly, but it’s not the most

Cheers to Spring! Check Out These 5 Almost Heaven Breweries

1. Big Timber Brewing Company Elkins With a name that pays homage to the surrounding forests and the industry that

Big Anchor Campground

Wildflower Festival & Ramp 5K

The Wildflower Festival is a full day of arts and nature activities for all ages. Most activities are free. Celebrate

WV Forest Farming Expo

The Yew hosts the WV Forest Farming Initiative’s conference in Marlinton and on our campus. This is a great introduction or a chance to

Green Day Hike

In honor of the Shamrock – this Green Day hike at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park will allow participants to

Ballhooter Spring Break

Ballhooter concert and activity schedule Prepare for an unforgettable weekend of amazing music, whacky games & round-the-clock celebrating. Thursday –

Yokum’s Vacationland

Thorn Spring Park

Stuart Day Use Area and Campground

Riverside RV Park

Red Creek Campground

Nathaniel Mountain-WMA

Middle Ridge Campground

Jess Judy Group Campground

Mushroom Foray

Follow our expert mushroom hunters, cultivators, and cooks as they lead participants in a mushroom foray. Discover the beauty and diversity of fungi

ForestCraft

Explore primitive woodland skills with expert presenters. Each day has a theme: fire, food, and fiber. Hands on activities include

Forest Herbs Weekend

Spend hours in the forest and learn identification, ecology and lore of local medicinal plants. Back at the lodge, learn how to

The Bing Brothers at Pocahontas County Opera House

For over 40 years, The Bing Brothers have played their hard-driving brand of string band music from Canada to Florida

Fascnaht

In Helvetia, a mountain town that’s home to a Swiss village, Fasnacht is celebrated as the pre-lenten burning of Old

Mountain State Maple Days

We are excited to announce the 4th annual West Virginia Maple Days designed to celebrate the growing maple industry in our

Horseshoe Recreation and Campground Area

Day Run Campground

Berming Man Banked Slalom Snowboard Race

Like any good banked slalom, Berming Man is as much of a cultural experience as it is a snowboard race. Either

Presidents Day Weekend at Snowshoe Mountain Resort

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 3:00pm | Big Top Paint Party. Join us for a family event as you make art together

Wellness Days

As the light and warmth increases, the Yew Mountain Center invites you to experience a variety of wellness practices. Join

Local Painters of the Past Exhibit

The next exhibit at the ArtSpring Gallery at Cottrill’s Opera House will feature the work of late painters Earnest Hertig

The Best 3 Locations to Spend Your Spring Break in Almost Heaven

Looking for some adventure this spring break? Whether you’re looking for a relaxing trip to a small town or an

Romantic West Virginia Getaways

West Virginia is the perfect place to get away with that special someone for a romantic vacation together. Across the

Plan your Almost Heaven Vacation on National Plan For Vacation Day

Coming off of a challenging year for travel-lovers, we are all getting very excited to hit the road and travel

Enjoy These Winter Activities With The Whole Family in Tucker County

Winter is full of adventure in the Mountain State. However, skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only activities to enjoy when

Give the gift of WV wine this Valentine’s Day

Nothing pairs better with Valentine’s Day than West Virginia wine. Surprise your sweetheart with a bottle (or two) from these

Rich Mountain Foundation Symposium

ArtSpring Presents: Poetry at The Billy Motel

Join ArtSpring on Tuesday, February 11th for an evening of poetry at The Billy Motel featuring West Virginia writers Kevin

Snow tubing in Almost Heaven

The Mountain State boasts some of the biggest and best tubing runs in the Mid-Atlantic. For all-day family fun, visit

Tiny Art Show and Sale Exhibit

The ArtSpring Gallery at Cottrill’s Opera House in Thomas, WV will be hosting a Tiny Art Show and Sale exhibit

Relax and Recharge with these spa vacations in Almost Heaven

Everyone deserves time to pamper and treat themselves. Beautiful and peaceful spas await you around the state to help you

Chase the Winter Blues Away, Enjoy this Season the Right Way

There’s no denying that the cold winter months are here. With a little fun, relaxation, and good food, your least

BUDGET EXPLORER: Affordability Meets Five Star Winter Experience

By: Brian Sarfino, Budget Explorer Forget about boots with the fur.  Two-story granite hearth fires are no warmer than the

OUTDOOR EXPLORERS: Getting A Chance To Go Downhill

Joe Stevens, Outdoor Explorer, Executive Director – West Virginia Ski Areas Association When the temperature starts dropping in the mountains

OUTDOOR EXPLORER: 10 Tips for First-time Skiers and Snowboarders

Tom Wagner, Outdoor Explorer Tom is a lifelong skier who has worked as a ski instructor, ski patroller and is

Discover the Magic of Winter at These 4 Almost Heaven Resorts

Winter holds endless possibilities in West Virginia. Snow-covered mountain landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for any adventure. Almost Heaven is

Kick Off The New Year in Almost Heaven

The New Year is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. In Almost Heaven, you can celebrate that chapter

Experience these adventures with your family this winter in West Virginia

This winter experience the magic of Almost Heaven. Winter in West Virginia is a beautiful time of year full of

Almost Heaven is the Perfect Place to Learn to Ski and Snowboard this Season

Have you always dreamed of learning how to ski or snowboard? This winter make your dreams a reality. January in

Enjoy a WV Snow Day Indoors or Outdoors

Channel your inner child on an Almost Heaven snow day this winter. Spend the day outside in the chilly elements,

Break a Sweat. Winter Sports for Anyone and Everyone.

Maybe you’re an expert skier, snowboarder or cross country skier. Or maybe you’ve yet to try one of these fun

Create Timeless Memories this Winter in West Virginia

Home to endless adventures, wintertime in West Virginia is full of memory making experiences. Whether you want to head outside

Winter Getaways in Almost Heaven That Are Perfect For the Entire Family

Winter is the perfect time for unique opportunities in the Mountain State. Snow-covered hills provide the perfect backdrop for any

Start Your Year Off on the Right Foot With A First Day Hike

Celebrate the New Year by going outside. State parks around West Virginia are offering free, guided hikes on Jan. 1

7 Resolutions for an Almost Heaven New Year

It’s that time of year again where we set goals for the approaching new year. Add some of these resolutions

Incredible Skiing & Snowboarding Trips Await in West Virginia

Whether you’re an expert on the slopes or looking to start your year off with something new, West Virginia is

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

Shop Local During Small Business Saturday

The last Saturday of November is time to shop small. From specialty gifts to artisan crafts, small businesses in West

Start Planning a Cozy Cabin Getaway this Winter in West Virginia

This winter, whether you’re planning a trip for you and your closest friends or a family vacation, plan the ultimate

Travelers Rest/Old Stone House Christmas Open House

Travelers Rest/Old Stone House will be holding their annual Christmas Open House. This event will be December 7th and 8th

Christmas at Cass

An annual tradition continues!  Join us for a fun filled evening kicking off with Santa’s arrival and the lighting of

Cider & Carols

Friends of Ashby’s Fort will be holding their annual Cider and Carols event at the Fort from 4-6 on December

Carksadon Mansion Christmas Tour

The Carskadon Mansion will be holding their annual Christmas Tour. This event will be December 7th and 8th from 11-4.

Stewart’s Tavern Christmas Open House

The Frankfort Historic District will hold their annual Christmas Open House at Stewart’s Tavern on Saturday, December 14th from 10-3.

Mountain Arts Guild Holiday Pop-Up Event

Mountain Arts Guild is proud to announce a Holiday Pop-Up Event December 5, 6, & 7. The event will take

Grab Your Calendar, Fun Awaits This December in Almost Heaven

Celebrate the winter season this year in Almost Heaven. In the wintertime, West Virginia comes alive with festive and one-of-a-kind

Find the perfect Christmas Tree at these 4 Farms

The holiday season is approaching, and it’s time to start looking for the perfect tree for your living room. West