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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

Top 10 places to get inspired in West Virginia

There’s inspiration at every turn in Almost Heaven. Whether it’s a beautiful piece or architecture or the highest point in

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

Discover fresh air and even fresher powder at the longest snow tubing run in the Mid-Atlantic

While skiing and snowboarding are perfect for adrenaline-seekers, Almost Heaven has something for everyone. If you enjoy a more relaxing

Calling All Foodies: Charleston Restaurant Week is Back

Each year, eager foodies patiently await Charleston Restaurant Week, a weeklong celebration of Charleston and its incredible local restaurants. Every

These special West Virginia buildings feature unique architecture and history

While West Virginia is known for its rolling hills, gorgeous mountains and abundance of wildlife, it is also home to

Visit Capon Bridge

Snow doesn’t stop the fun in these Almost Heaven spots

When the leaves have fallen from the trees and snow has found its way to the Mountain State, the fun

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

Minco Music Heritage Festival

The Inaugural Minco Music Heritage Festival is a Community Festival held in and around Keyser, WV. The Festival will run

Murder Mystery Dinner: The Inn Spectre

ACE Adventure Resort is hosting a murder mystery dinner theater with a home-style buffet in the Lakeside Dining Room on

Looking for a winter getaway? Here are 5 Spots even Better with Snow

Experience the best of the Mountain State this winter by taking a beautiful getaway. From luxurious retreats to adventurous getaways,

These unique places to stay can only be found in Almost Heaven

Everyone needs a change in their normal routine from time to time. When planning your next vacation to West Virginia,

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

Did you know about this unique music trail in Almost Heaven?

Throughout much of eastern West Virginia, you can follow a special trail of unique, historic venues that make up what

Have you tried these unique West Virginia winter experiences?

Winter in the Mountain Sate is the perfect time to venture out and experience new things! From incredible light displays

ENTERTAINMENT EXPLORER: 20 Ways to Explore Winter in Randolph County

Taira Landavere, Entertainment Explorer Winter is here! The first snowflakes have fallen from the sky, and there’s no better place

These 3 state parks are the best to visit in winter

Exploring West Virginia is always an exciting adventure, and it can be even more fun in the winter. In fact,

Your Guide to Snowshoe Mountain Resort

This winter, experience both a luxurious and adventurous getaway at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. At Snowshoe, there is always something exciting

3 WV ski getaways with après-ski activities

When the snow begins to fall in West Virginia and the temperature gets lower, the fun and excitement are just

Unique ways to bring in the New Year in Almost Heaven

You don’t have to make the journey to New York City to get your fill of New Years fun! Be

3 luxurious WV getaways perfect for winter

Relaxation and adventure both last all year in the Mountain State. Whether you’re in the mountains of the New River/Greenbrier

West Virginia seasonal foods & drinks that will warm your spirit this holiday season

As the temperatures drop and the holiday season arrives, seasonal food and drink begins appearing throughout the Mountain State. These

These 5 Winter Mountain Resorts are Real-Life Wonderlands

West Virginia is an outdoor playground with winter mountain resorts around the state that are just waiting to be explored.

Experience winter sports, exotic animals & a world-renowned holiday light show at this unique park

Since 1985, the Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights has been a staple of the holiday season in West Virginia. The

5 spots to choose and cut Christmas trees in the Mountain State

The holiday season is here, and many of you are probably looking for that perfect Christmas tree for your living

How to shop local in Almost Heaven

Across West Virginia, there are small, locally owned businesses with products perfect for anyone. Whether you’re shopping for a loved

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

These 11 Winter Events Are Must-Sees in West Virginia

The winter season in the Mountain State is an amazing time of year when you can experience new and exciting

The best places for ice skating in Almost Heaven

Whether you’re a child or just a child at heart, ice skating is something that you can enjoy. You may

These are some of the best shops for Almost Heaven goods

It is always fun to give and receive gifts. But it’s even better to support local, hand-crafted items sold by

Explore these 5 Nordic Trails & Touring Centers in West Virginia

Explore the Mountain State’s beautiful landscape during the winter by cross-country skiing the state’s incredible trails. From perfectly groomed trails

A Foodie’s Long Weekend Road Trip in West Virginia

If a colorful plate full of Almost Heaven flavor is on your list this season, get ready to hit the

Fasnacht

Fasnacht is the pre-lenten burning of Old Man Winter. It occurs on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday and is likened

The Ultimate Winter Day in West Virginia

When its wintertime in the Mountain State, there’s never a dull moment. Whether you’re simply sipping hot cocoa in front

This is how you ski for free in Almost Heaven

West Virginia is known for being an outdoor playground — especially in the winter, when it becomes a beautiful wonderland.

CRAFT DRINK EXPLORER: How to Be a West Virginia Craft Beer Enthusiast in 5 Easy Steps

Aaron Rote, Craft Drink Explorer First off, let me be the first to congratulate you on your decision to become

Insider’s Guide to Real-World WV Locations in Fallout 76

Looking to explore the real-life Mountain State locations in Fallout® 76? You’ve come to the right place. Through an exclusive partnership

These West Virginia-made gifts are perfect for the holidays

This holiday season purchase your friends and family something special and unique that was made right here in Almost Heaven.

Christmas Craft Show

Largest holiday event in the area featuring unique handmade soap, glass etching, fabric items, primitive and folk art, jewelry, stained

Feast of Saint Nicholaus

A time for giving! Held at the Helvetia Community Hall on the Saturday closest to the 5th of December. Sponsored

Holiday Artist Market

Support The Arts Center during the holiday season at our annual Holiday Artist Market with handcrafted wares from local artists.

You can find some of West Virginia’s best art at these 5 spots

Throughout the state, incredibly talented artisans and artisan groups are creating amazing pieces and showcasing them for the world to

You won’t find a more remote getaway than this West Virginia spot

Have you ever dreamed of heading to a secluded yet beautiful wilderness? Then a trip aboard the Castaway Caboose at

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Constructed in 1924, the Boiler House functioned, as its name suggests, to provide steam heat to the original buildings of

Do you know the history of these 4 haunted West Virginia locations?

It is no secret that West Virginia is home to many spooky places. With a history as unique and deep

These are the 9 best spots to go fishing in West Virginia

Throughout West Virginia, incredible fishing opportunities are located at every turn of the river. With over 20,000 miles of streams

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

Where to Unplug in Almost Heaven

West Virginia is known for its scenic and peaceful landscape. From sleeping in a tree house to spending a day

5 unique ways to experience fall foliage in Almost Heaven

There are not many things in this world as magical as fall in West Virginia. The changing hue of the

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

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,

7 Kid-Approved Activities Adults Will Also Love

West Virginia is the perfect place to have a family adventure. From wild adventures like ziplining and caving to mild

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

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

Uphill and Downhill: The top ways to do both in West Virginia

No matter the season, there is adventure to be found in the Mountain State. Rain or shine, day or night,

Here are some Helpful Tips as Hurricane Florence approaches

As Hurricane Florence approaches, it’s important to take precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. For the latest news, check with these

The most unique places to stay in West Virginia will amaze you

Located throughout West Virginia you can find unique, beautiful and special locally owned motels and inns with incredible customer service

Do you want to explore Almost Heaven? This is where to start

So, you want to explore West Virginia but you don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry – you aren’t alone.

HISTORY & HERITAGE EXPLORER: Check Out These Only-In-West-Virginia Monuments You Have to See To Believe

Jeanne Mozier, History & Heritage Explorer In West Virginia, monuments are quirky and occasionally dedicated to fictional figures – maybe.

These Are The Best Pancakes in West Virginia

A stack of big, fluffy pancakes is the perfect way to start your morning. But here in the Mountain State,

Fill Your Heart with Fall: Fests for the Season

This fall immerse yourself in all things West Virginia by attending some of the states most exciting and unique festivals.

Mark down these 12 MUST-DO West Virginia Fall events

West Virginia is the perfect place for a fall getaway. With so much to do in the Mountain State, it

These 6 little-known West Virginia facts are going to blow your mind

West Virginia is known for its scenic beauty and its one-of-a-kind adventures, but the Mountain State has so much more

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

National Grandparents Day was created in this small West Virginia town

Did you know that National Grandparents Day has roots in West Virginia? We celebrate Grandparents Day thanks to Marian Herndon

Relax amongst the adventure at these 6 incredible places

 It’s a known fact that West Virginia is home to incredible adventure, but the Mountain State is also full of

The 10 Best Spots for Trail Running in West Virginia

From flat, peaceful runs through the West Virginia countryside to runs that will take you up to see some of

There’s nothing sweeter than local West Virginia honey

There is no shortage of local honey here in West Virginia! Not only is honey a sweet treat, it also

50 Facts to Celebrate 50 Years of Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the whitewater rafting industry in West Virginia. Whether you are a beginner or

Which Backcountry Vehicle fits You Best for Almost Heaven Adventure?

With so many back-country vehicles to choose from, it can be hard to decide which is best for you. Whether

Adventure through Almost Heaven at these 10 spots

Whether you’re looking to take the perfect picture or go on the adventure of a lifetime, West Virginia has both

These fun and easy day-trips prove you’re never far from Almost Heaven fun

West Virginia is conveniently located within a few hours of many of our country’s major cities. Richmond, Virginia; Lexington, Kentucky;  Pittsburgh,

Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band at Tucker County Fair

Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band has been named "West Virginia's Classic Bluegrass Band" by Around the Panhandle Magazine, and praised as "Mainstream Bluegrass at its Best" by Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. The music ranges from hard driving traditional bluegrass to bluegrass gospel and some slower dance numbers.

Queen’s Point Coffee

West Virginia Camping 101  

While West Virginia is home to so many great outdoor activities, camping is one of the best! From sleeping under

These 4 Train Rides Will Leave You Speechless

Explore Almost Heaven in a whole new way during a scenic train ride! Sit back and relax while taking in

Stay in these 14 cabins for relaxing getaways

From rustic cabins perched upon a mountain to secluded hideaways, these cabins will provide the relaxing getaway you’ve been looking

6 Iconic West Virginia Views & The Top Ways to Experience Them

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing, scenic Sunday afternoon drive through the mountains or an adventure-filled hike to an iconic

Appalachian Heritage Day

West Virginia has kept Appalachian culture alive since the American Civil War. This is seen mostly through folk music, bluegrass, quilt making, folk lore, and folk dancing. We invite you to explore our Appalachian heritage at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. Activities include: Stories by West Virginia Story Teller JoAnn Dadisman, Quilting, Hide Tanning and more.

True West Virginia Nightlife: Stargazing Must-Sees

The Mountain State is known for its incredible scenic beauty and outdoor adventure opportunities, but did you know it is

Find your perfect West Virginia spa getaway today

In need of a spa getaway but not sure where to go? Relax, we’ve got you covered. With locations all

Travels with Darley – Exploring Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

See live snakes, make a seed bomb, explore the galaxy, and enjoy free ice cream sundaes - all during this amazing event! Join us at the Pocahontas County Opera House in Marlinton as we celebrate two Travels with Darley episodes featuring West Virginia treasures such as Spruce Knob, Seneca Rocks, Cranberry Glades, Cass Scenic Railroad and showcase adventure recreation activities here in the Mountain State. Hands on activity booths will begin at 5pm, followed by screenings of the episodes, a sundae social, and then meeting the cast. Fun for all ages!

Your guide to the perfect West Virginia hot dog

You haven’t had the full West Virginia experience until you’ve sunk your teeth into a traditional West Virginian hot dog.

Ready to get out of your comfort zone? Try this!

Have you been feeling the need to shake things up recently? Perfect! The Mountain State offers some of the best

Farm to Table at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

Meet & Greet Your Farmer from 5 till 6pm in the Elevator Room. Serving lite appetizers- - Maple Pecan Baked Brie, Deviled Eggs, Smoked Trout, Tomato Tartlets, Punch & Teas Buffet Dinner Menu from 6 till 8pm.  Baked Steak  Pork Roast  Herb Roasted Potatoes  Sautéed Cabbage  Seasoned Green Beans  Fried Squash  Grilled Corn Salad  Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad  Marinated Cucumber Salad  Rolls & Butter  Teas, Lemonade & Coffee Dessert • Egg Custard • Yellow Cake with Maple Buttercream • Blueberry Cobbler • Apple Rolls • Chocolate Zucchini Cake $23.95 per person. Call 304-456-9952 for reservations. Limited to 70 people.

Sweet Rose Ice Cream Shop

Your guide to campsites with a side of luxury in West Virginia

Are you a fan of the outdoors but not ready to commit to sleeping in a tent? We’ve got you

Stop by these amazing must-see areas for true West Virginia experiences

It’s no secret that West Virginia has some of the best and most unique experiences to offer. From whitewater rafting and

Cast your line in one of these great West Virginia fly fishing locations

While West Virginia is the perfect place for all types of fishing, some argue that when it comes to fly

Grant County Visitor’s Information Center

South Side Depot – Fall Foliage Train Rides

A beautiful train through the winding foothills of the Potomac Highlands- it's a wonderful time for family, friends and kids! A short trip of just 1 1/2 hours to see some of the most beautiful fall colors around- the trip here will be worth it! Call the South Side Depot to get your tickets! Fall Train Rides- October Saturdays 6th, 13th, 20th Times: 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm ​ Sundays 7th, 14th, 21st Times: 12:30pm and 3pm Ticket Prices: Adult $20 Senior $15 (60+) Child $10 (2-12) Child under 2 free Tickets will go on sale in June- Call the South Side Depot purchase your tickets.

South Side Depot – Fall Foliage Train Rides

A beautiful train through the winding foothills of the Potomac Highlands- it's a wonderful time for family, friends and kids! A short trip of just 1 1/2 hours to see some of the most beautiful fall colors around- the trip here will be worth it! Call the South Side Depot to get your tickets! Fall Train Rides- October Saturdays 6th, 13th, 20th Times: 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm ​ Sundays 7th, 14th, 21st Times: 12:30pm and 3pm Ticket Prices: Adult $20 Senior $15 (60+) Child $10 (2-12) Child under 2 free Tickets will go on sale in June- Call the South Side Depot purchase your tickets.

South Side Depot – Fall Foliage Train Rides

A beautiful train through the winding foothills of the Potomac Highlands- it's a wonderful time for family, friends and kids! A short trip of just 1 1/2 hours to see some of the most beautiful fall colors around- the trip here will be worth it! Call the South Side Depot to get your tickets! Fall Train Rides- October Saturdays 6th, 13th, 20th Times: 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm ​ Sundays 7th, 14th, 21st Times: 12:30pm and 3pm Ticket Prices: Adult $20 Senior $15 (60+) Child $10 (2-12) Child under 2 free Tickets will go on sale in June- Call the South Side Depot purchase your tickets.

Parade at Tri-County Fair

It's the 98th Annual Tri County Fair parade- one of the nicest parades around- call now to get your entry in today! 304-257-1242

Horse Show and Events at Tri-County Fair Petersburg

A great day for horse lovers and riders- something here for everyone. Follow the link above to get the details!

Demolition Derby at Tri-County Fair Petersburg

Demolition Derby on August 2 and August 4 at the Tri-County Fairgrounds- both days starting at 7pm- this has proven to be a huge sellout attractions so get here early! No ticket sales prior to derby- purchase at the grandstands!

98th Annual Tri-County Fair Petersburg

Trace Adkins at the Tri County Fair- Tuesday- July 31st at 8pm- get your tickets on line at Tri-countyfair.com or stop by the South Side Depot in Petersburg. So much going on this year at the fair- you don't want to miss it- Celebrating its 98th Year!!

6 of the Best Places for Dinner & a Natural Show

Have you been craving those amazing one-of-a-kind summer nights enjoying delicious food and incredible views with your friends and family?

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