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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

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 ways to get your workout in outside

Don’t let the indoors get you down. As the spring season gears up with warmer weather, get outside, soak in

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

Find your Mountaineer Spirit during 48 Hours in Mountaineer Country

Though most well-known for being home to West Virginia University in Morgantown, Mountaineer Country has more in store than you

Find Fall Getaways in Almost Heaven

When the air is a bit cooler and the trees are multicolored, it’s a great time to plan an Almost

Flat Trails and Challenging Hikes, Discover Almost Heavens Scenic Rail Trails

From easy, flat trails to more challenging hikes, West Virginia has hundreds of miles of rail trails perfect for hiking,

History. Charm. Southern Hospitality. Discover it all in the Mid-Ohio Valley Region

Steeped in rich heritage, the Mid-Ohio Valley region of the state is home to historic, charming towns and beautiful riverfront

Take the Trail Less Traveled, Discover Almost Heaven in a Unique Way

Whether you like to hike, bike, skate or walk, using one of Almost Heaven’s 66 rail trails will give you

Mark Down these Family-Friendly Hikes and Bikes for Summer

Almost Heaven makes it easy for you and your family to spend time together outdoors. While hiking and biking trails

These 19 Adventures in West Virginia are Must-Sees

Scenic beauty. New adventures. Lasting memories. The mountain state is home to all of these things and more. It’s the

These train excursions will lead you to stunning places

The sights and sounds you’ll experience on an excursion along the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad are unparalleled. American Bald Eagles,

These trails are the Perfect Way to Explore Almost Heaven

Trails are an incredible way to discover the scenic beauty of Almost Heaven. Around the state, more than 375 miles

Four Ways to Spend Earth Day in Almost Heaven

Earth Day offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the many forms of outdoor recreation that the Mountain State has to

Enjoy Southern Hospitality in Almost Heaven at These Charming Places to Stay

Around the state, charming hotels and motels welcome guests with southern hospitality each day. From historic hotels to unique motels,

Fishing adventures that take you off the beaten path in Almost Heaven

It’s no secret that West Virginia is home to some of the best fishing on the East Coast. The state’s

A unique escape. A fresh perspective. A special ride through Clay County’s mountains

A rail trail has been in the works in Clay County for quite some time. The floods of June 2016

The trip you’ve been longing for. Memories in the making. That’s Almost Heaven.

If you’re looking to visit West Virginia, these iconic adventures are perfect ways to see Almost Heaven. Whether you’re looking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You’re flying into West Virginia—now where to go?

The Mountain State is served by several primary airports offering commercial services. Is this your first time flying into West

A little bit of Branson in the heart of West Virginia

Why travel all the way to Branson, Missouri, when you can enjoy award-winning dinner theater right here in West Virginia?

These 27 places know EVERYTHING about West Virginia

Have you consulted a local convention and visitor’s bureau when planning your trip? These organizations are staffed by friendly and

Relax during these 6 easy adventures in West Virginia

Everyone knows that West Virginia is the prime place for hard-hitting adventures like whitewater rafting the Gauley River’s class V+

Celebrate Earth Day in West Virginia

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide every April 22 in an effort to promote a healthy, sustainable environment. There are many

Gentle Hikes for All Ages in Almost Heaven

With a nickname like the Mountain State, you might think hiking is a tough chore in West Virginia. But West

Checklist: Best thing to try at every WV State Park

With nearly 50 state parks spread across the state, West Virginia provides a scenic piece of Almost Heaven no matter

Town guide: Wheeling

Victorian charm, quaint attractions and soul-satisfying cuisine makes “the Friendly City” an idyllic weekend trip. Dining Puckish yet sophisticated, Later

Town guide: Moundsville

Down-home comforts and fascinating historical attractions are just 2 reasons you should visit this Ohio River town. Dining Bob’s Lunch

7 WV authors you should be reading

  The Mountain State has produced hundreds of talented writers, including the Nobel Prize-winning Pearl Buck, whose childhood home in

Town guide: Morgantown

Whether you bleed gold and blue, love munchin’ on some local eats or are looking for a place to spend

Make every moment count on these 48-hour family escapes

Wild, enchanting backcountry is yours for the weekend. West Virginia’s immersive adventure packages get everybody back to nature. Get ready

5 one-day adventures in WV

Almost everyone I talk to about Project: Time Off and why they are not using all their well-deserved vacation days

Here’s where to find full-on Southern hospitality & charm— on a hostel budget

In West Virginia, you can get pretty darn cozy on a light budget. The state already has a lower cost

This might just be WV’s most scenic rail trail

One of West Virginia’s mountain rail trails sticks out above and beyond the rest when it comes to scenic beauty:

Road, rail & mountain trail: all the best biking in Parkersburg

If you lean toward bike adventures with plenty of solitude and a side of history, then you’ll love Parkersburg, West

Meet the folks bringing big adventure to the Cheat River

The 162-mile long Cheat River is one of the longest free-flowing rivers in the eastern United States, forming high up

Rail trail Almost Heaven: Travel WV by bike

Ever been bike touring? Grab your cycle-friendly camping gear and hit the mountain rail trails. West Virginia has more than

Vaycay with your horse in tow!

Hop on horseback and hit the mountain trails! Saddle up your favorite steed and head out on these horse-friendly trails

Choose your park Quest!

Do you remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books from when you were a kid? Explore the wilderness that way

Bike 36 bridges, 13 tunnels and a whole lot of history

Like the railroad culture of a century ago, you’ll revel in the beauty of western Appalachia as you “steam” down

6 totally free National Parks in the Mountain State

There are several National Parks to explore in the Mountain State—all with no entry fee! Pack your hiking boots and

7 best ways to enjoy a day at North Bend Lake

Hit the water or head to the trail to make the most of this picturesque lake and surrounding land. If

Pittsburgh, you’re just a paddle away from these 6 shoreline stops

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Pittsburgh city life, and discover a less-traveled part of the country

5 best places to hang your hammock

Hammocks are a great way to relax and enjoy nature’s wonder. Lay back and enjoy the sounds, sights and smells

Best multi-day camp-and-trek trail trips

Trace some of the nation’s most atmospheric and historic camp-and-trek trails. In West Virginia, picturesque footpaths take you past historic

Meet the Roaming Gnome here in the mountains!

Travelocity’s Roaming Gnome is touring West Virginia! Have you seen a tiny bearded fellow in town? From late April to

6 surreal abandoned places you have to see to believe

Have you ever spied a crumbling old structure and wondered at the history behind it? These abandoned places in West

Master show-stopping stunts at these 9 awesome terrain parks

If zipping downhill on the bunny slopes seems too tame, try tricking on the terrain parks! Lucky for you, each

25 resolutions to add to your bucket list this year

There are so many things to see and do in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia that it can be a bit

6 best dog-friendly adventures in WV

If you’re a dog lover, you’ll probably agree that taking Sparky (or Rover, or Fido) with you on a walk

Bike + Brew: 5 best mountain destinations

Nothing is better than a finely crafted microbrew after the rush of hugging mountains on 2 wheels all day long.

9 hidden outdoors spots only the locals know in WV

West Virginia has lots of popular outdoor spots that draw crowds, but we also have some amazing play spots off-the-beaten-track.

Wheeling Heritage Trail

Trail Running Along The Banks Of The Ohio River And Wheeling Creek. Call For More Information. This facility is included

West Fork Rail Trail

LENGTH: 26 miles LOCATION: Durbin, Pocahontas County to Glady, Randolph County. PERMITTED USES: Hiking, Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Horseback Riding

Smithton Depot Museum

Smithton Depot Museum was built about 1857. It is the last depot remaining in Doddridge County. The museum houses many

Panhandle Rail Trail

Length: 29 total (4 mi. WV, 25 mi. PA) Surface: Packed sand Allowed Uses: Hike, Bike, Cross-country Ski, Equestrian Endpoints:

North Bend Rails To Trails Foundation, Inc.

The North Bend Rail Trail meanders within the boundaries of Wood, Ritchie, Doddridge and Harrison Counties, is a part of

North Bend Rail Trail Ghost Walk

Take a slow walk into the dark night on the North Bend Rail Trail from historic Marshall Hardware store in

North Bend Rail Trail

Stretching 72 miles through 13 tunnels, rural countryside and several historic sites with mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, buggy rides

Morgantown Brewing Company

Morgantown Brewing Company (MBC) re-opened in 2009, under new ownership, revitalizing West Virginia oldest operating brewery.|nbsp; Alumni owned and operated,

Monongahela National Forest – Cheat Ranger District Office

U.S. Forest Service Office is located in the Monongahela National Forest and home of the Northern Research Station. This facility

Monongahela National Forest

Information on activities at Monongahela National Forest can be found at the Supervisor’s Office at this location. This facility is

Mill Creek Cabins

Mill Creek Cabins are located in the beautiful West Virginia mountains in the heart of the New River Gorge 1/2 miles off

Mercer Springs Farm

Training and Show facility for American Saddlebred horses.

Lower Greenbrier River Byway

The Lower Greenbrier River Byway travels 27 miles along the railroad through scenic countryside, wooded areas and the charming town

Lost River State Park

Featuring 26 vacation cabins. Nearby camping, hiking and overlook. This facility is included in “A Guide to Accessible Recreation in

Greenbrier River Trail

The Greenbrier River Trail, operated by West Virginia State Parks, is a 77 mile (120 kilometer) long former railroad, now

Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad

Explore the West Virginia mountains aboard any one of four unique trains. The Durbin |amp; Greenbrier Valley Railroad offers Mountain

Deckers Creek Trail

A scenic 19-mile rail-trail that joins the Caperton and Mon River Trails in Morgantown, WV. This trail parallels Scenic Byway

Country Trails Bikes, LLC./ The Cairo Supply Co.

Welcome to our old-time general store. bike shop and visitors information center at Country Trails Bikes, LLC/The Cairo Supply Co.,

Country Roads Cyclists

Social non-profit organization specializing in cycling in the northern part of WV.

Cheat Lake Trail

A scenic, wooded 4.5 mile trail follows the east bank of Cheat Lake and offers a playground, picnic tables, restrooms,

Caperton Trail

The Trail is a paved 5-mile trail located in Morgantown and Star City. An urban feel with neighboring city parks,

Allegheny Trail

The trail runs from peters mountain in Monroe county to The Pennsylvania State line near Coopers Rock State Forest in

North Bend State Park

Named for the horseshoe curve of the North Fork of the Hughes River, North Bend State Park in West Virginia,