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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

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.

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 Resort

Adventures on the Gorge Resort

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

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

Experience Endless Possibilities with 48 Hours in the New River/Greenbrier Valley

Iconic sights. The harmony and melody of authentic Appalachian music. Local dishes with incredible flavor. The New River/Greenbrier Valley has

Turn Game Day into a West Virginia Weekend Getaway

College football season is in full swing throughout the Mountain State. Whether you’re a Mountaineer or a member of the

Get Warm in These 5 Cozy Cabins for the Holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas and every holiday in between are best spent in the comfort of a West Virginia cabin with loved

Bring Out Your Warm Blankets, Its Cozy Cabin Season in Almost Heaven

Warm, cozy cabin getaways are just around the corner in Almost Heaven. From luxury log cabins to secluded, scenic retreats,

Scenic Spots to Visit This Fall in Almost Heaven

The majestic mountains of West Virginia transform into a vibrant masterpiece each fall as temperatures drop and the leaves begin

Climb to New Heights in Almost Heaven

This summer, experience the unique adventure of a lifetime in the mountains of the Potomac Highlands. Soar through the trees

Get Outside and Explore Almost Heaven this Summer

Summer is the perfect time for exploration and adventure in Almost Heaven. The vibrant, rolling hills and mountains come alive

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

Experience Almost Heaven From New Heights on These Aerial Adventures

Experience the thrill of a lifetime in Almost Heaven. From night zip lining to adventure parks that have it all,

Best State Parks in the Spring

State Parks around Almost Heaven come alive each spring with gorgeous wildflowers, lush greenery and a wide variety of outdoor

West Virginia State Parks

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

Travel every Almost Heaven region

Each region in Almost Heaven is home to beautiful sites. From gentle rolling farmland to deep gorges and canyons, the

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

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

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

Whitewater rafting just outside of Washington DC

If adventure is what you seek, then look no further than the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Experience the ultimate

These iconic hikes in West Virginia are must-sees

If you’re passionate about hiking, then West Virginia is the perfect place for you. West Virginia’s mountainous landscape is an

What’s a “panhandle”? Explore West Virginia’s most northern and eastern arms

Out of all 50 states, West Virginia has the most distinct shape, with two panhandles extending to the north and

Deep-water soloing 101 in West Virginia

  The towering sandstone cliffs surrounding the crystal waters of Summersville Lake seem to beckon climbing of all kinds, from

6 unique ways in WV to get in shape for the New Year

So, you made that New Year’s resolution to get fit, but now you don’t know where to start? Check out

The WV adventure continues indoors at these 5 spots

Cold, rainy (or snowy!) weather got you down? Never fear! There are plenty of things to do indoors in West

Adventures on the Gorge Rock Climbing

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

Man-cations: 4 winter getaways with the guys

1. Winter climbing and hiking at Seneca Rocks Want to really test your manhood? Take a weekend scaling the crown jewel

The Gendarme

Rivers Resort

Town guide: Elkins

Elkins is a mountain oasis rich with history, outdoor fun and beautiful art. Located right on the edge of the

Town guide: Beckley

Beckley is southern West Virginia’s largest population center, and a major shopping and entertainment center for thousands of the Mountain

Gal getaways: glamping

Want the fun camping with the gals, but the comfort of something a little more upscale? Try mountain “glamping.” From

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

5 things your out-of-state spouse ought to know about your WV roots

West Virginia is an anomaly. We do things differently around here, so you may find it hard to describe your

Learn to: rock climb

World-class peaks and cliffs are just a lesson away. Start on the best, with the best, and learning something new

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

Seneca Rocks Climbing School

Summit Bechtel Reserve

Spring Break on a ramen noodle budget

We know how it is– you’re a student on a budget and you’ve already spent way too much money on

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

2017’s new top dog: the unassuming adventure destination that won “Best of the Blue Ridge”

Our beloved Mountain State earned top honors! The most prestigious prize in “The Best of the Blue Ridge” awards for

Meet every wanderluster’s globe-trotting hero, the Roaming Gnome, right here in WV!

Travelocity’s famous Roaming Gnome is heading across West Virginia! The Roaming Gnome had so much fun eating and drinking his

Thrills and chills: 4 unexpected snow-season adventures

West Virginia’s got mountains, snow, and all that regular winter stuff— but that’s not nearly all. Here are some snowy

5 mountain adventure inns

  If you like a little (or a lot of) adventure with your quaint B&B retreat, these inns have an

Stop me before I volunteer again: the story of Gene and Maura Kistler

Maura and Gene Kistler and Kenny Parker spent a day on a pontoon boat on West Virginia’s Summersville Lake last

The 9 WV gear shops the locals trust

  When it comes to outdoor gear, you get a lot of extra value by shopping local: hometown shops share

Profile: Came for the outdoors, stayed for a lifetime

  West Virginia attracts a unique type of transplant. Being born a mountaineer is one thing, but folks who move

Best climbing areas in WV (and we’re not talking just NRG)

West Virginia is a climber’s Almost Heaven—and the New River Gorge may get the fame, but it’s far from the

The exhilarating backcountry adventure you didn’t know you needed in your life

West Virginia’s Hatfield-McCoy Trail System is one of the East Coast’s wildest and most extensive off-roading trails systems. The Hatfield-McCoy

Beyond the pinnacle: 4 more things to discover at Coopers Rock

Sure, everyone loves Coopers Rock’s vistas. But there’s a ton more to explore at this unique park, too. That panorama

How to top the East Coast’s only “true peak”

It’s hard to miss Seneca Rocks, with its massive Tuscarora quartzite fins jutting out nearly 900 feet above the confluence

The kids won’t even know what to do with all this excitement!

  Arcades, rides and every game you can imagine! Send the kids into overdrive at these over-the-top fun zones! 1.

These gyms will drive you up the walls (literally)

  Indoor climbing gyms are the most revolutionary advancement in rock climbing. Why? Well, for one, climbing gyms are unbelievably

Trek the sunken cave-like streets of this “town of rocks”

When you walk through Beartown, you’re literally trekking the sunken crevices of a massive rock formation that covers more than

Earn that spa dip: 6 adventures near the nation’s first spa town

There’s more to Berkeley Springs than the soothing, historic mineral waters. The mountain-shrouded hamlet is also a hub for outdoor

6 sweet WV adventures for outdoor lovers who also love each other

Time outside is sweet, but time outside with the one you love is even sweeter. So power down your phone

5 unforgettable 1-day adventures in WV

  What if we told you it only takes the better part of a day to conquer some of Wild,

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

September Insta-greats

  With September came some of the first signs of fall in the Mountain State— cool, crisp evenings, hints of

9 mountain landscapes that will make you feel at peace with the world

Find solace in West Virginia’s most picturesque state parks and wildernesses. If you need a break— or want to plan

“Best thing I did this summer”

Some inspiration for your next adventure from the GoToWV team, who set some serious #travelgoals this summer: Vicki Vaughan Every

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

Best climbing for the kiddos

Get your little ones geared up and ready to send at these climbing camps and clinics. What better way to

Top 5 ways to celebrate 101 years of National Parks

On August 25, 2017, the National Park Service turns 101! Get out there and enjoy West Virginia’s National Parks! Here

7 youth group trips they’ll never forget

Take the group on a wild, wonderful journey they’ll never forget. These mountains are full of adventure, but here are

7 off-the-grid camping spots in WV

Escape the crowds and experience the remote, rugged wilderness of West Virginia. The next time you explore the rugged West

5 days in the New River Gorge with kids

The New River Gorge isn’t just for adrenaline junkies. It’s a great place for family vacations, too. The New River

5 WV adventure festivals not to miss

If you crave beautifully wild terrain, adventure sports, live music and like-minded people, go ahead and put in for a

Plan a prime man-cation

Need a getaway with just the guys? West Virginia’s got plenty to do, whether it’s rafting, hiking, biking or just

4 most rewarding rock climbs for beginners

We’re the Mountain State, and mountains have a lot of rocks and cliffs that are perfect for climbing (even if

4 falls you should take off the WV mountains

West Virginia is the Mountain State, and we’ve got more than enough great cliffs, crags and rocks for you to

Psst: WV’s off-the-beaten-path rock climbs

This secluded area with gorgeous views of the New River has amazing climbing without the crowds. The sandstone cliffs at

Discover the East Coast’s climbing mecca

The most extensive climbing area east of the Mississippi, the New River Gorge has top rope, sport, trad, and bouldering

Take these stairs into the sky

You’re nearing the top. You’re eye level with craggy rock fins, which fiercely jut out of rolling green mountaintops like

Cheat River Outfitters

If your kids have enough “stuff,” here’s a gift idea.

Technology is wonderful. But the truth is we all need time to unplug— especially kids. With access to their favorite

How many of these 45 authentic WV experiences have you had?

West Virginia has never been one to follow the trends— I mean, we exist because we created our own state

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

Traversing the Mon: 9 must-see sites in WV’s massive national forest

The Monongahela National Forest: nearly 1 million acres of breathtaking scenery and mountain recreation. The woodland wonderland covers the north

Seneca State Forest

Adrena-love: Aerial dates that might literally make you fall in love (maybe!)

West Virginia is the place for adventure— which is great for a budding romance! After all, it is said that doing

6 destinations you and the little ones will love– separately

Sometimes on your getaway, you want a little time away from the kiddos. So take them to West Virginia, where

Top this iconic rock formation for a jaw-dropping view

You’ll dig rock climbing at Seneca Rocks if you only have one quality—a love of true adventure. For beginners: Seneca

Blue Ridge Mountain Guides

7 natural wonders in the National Parks and beyond

The hills and hollows of West Virginia hide an amazing number of natural wonders, from craggy peaks to subterranean caves.

Water Stone Outdoors

A full-line outdoor store and climbing guide service, offering the latest in gear and clothing for today’s recreational fun-hog; climbing,

Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides

Teaching programs – all technical equipment provided. Indoor climbing gym and training facility on-site. Children’s, women’s only and group programs

Seneca Rocks

Seneca Rocks, located in Monongahela National Forest, is one of the best-known landmarks in West Virginia and have long been noted as

Pipestem Resort State Park

A year ’round facility with mountain vistas. Facilities include two lodges, 26 cottages, 82 campsites, two golf courses, mini-golf, gift

Organ Cave

A National Historic Landmark plus A National Natural Landmark plus we are on the Civil War Trail. We are the

New River Mountain Guides

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve – Canyon Rim Visitor Center

Visitor station for area information and for interpretation of the natural, cultural and historical values of the New River Gorge.

New River Climbing School

World-class rock climbing instruction and guiding 7-days a week for all ages and abilities. Climbing programs take place in beautiful,

NROCKS Outdoor Adventures

Onsite lodging including tent camping, rustic cabins, and a cozy vacation rental home are also available.

Mountain Creek Cabins

All seven cabins are fully furnished with everything you need for an overnight stay or an extended vacation. Imagine a