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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

Fall Foliage Road Trip: U.S. 250 to W.Va. 88

Northern Panhandle Must-Visits With later than normal peak color arriving in the Mountain State, beautiful fall foliage remains in several

Road Trips from Virginia: New River/Greenbrier Valley

The New River/Greenbrier Valley Region is a beautiful, scenic area where upscale luxury meets small-town charm. With ample rock-climbing, whitewater

Road Trips on I-77: Mountain Lakes

The Mountain Lakes Region of West Virginia, while being the portion of the state with the smallest population, is in

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

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.

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

27 songs that can break you out of cabin fever

Whether you are cleaning, taking a walk outside or using the time indoors to plan your next West Virginia vacation,

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

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

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

Mark Down These Restaurant Specials in West Virginia

West Virginia is full of unique and inviting restaurants that dish out decadent meals. And, during particular times of the

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

Discover Almost Heaven’s Country Roads this Autumn

Let Almost Heaven’s scenic roads lead you to extraordinary places this fall. Discover hidden gems and scenic spots along the

Hidden Gems & Unique Experiences this Fall in West Virginia

Fall in Almost Heaven is a magical time of year. The leaves turn vibrant shades of yellow, deep red and

Scenic Drives to Experience This Fall in Almost Heaven

The stage is set, and the awe-inspiring fall foliage of West Virginia is ready to put on a show. Vibrant

Get a Glimpse of Almost Heaven’s Unforgettable Fall Views

Train rides, hikes leading to breathtaking landscapes and spectacular scenic drives. The best place to take in the hills ablaze

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

Spend two days in the beautiful Potomac Highlands

Vast forests. Rolling, winding country roads. An unmatched sense of adventure you’ve never experienced before. All of this is waiting

Scenic Stops. Unique Locations. Amazing Sights & Sounds. This Road Trip Has it All.

There’s something about taking a road trip in Almost Heaven that just can’t be beat. Along the way new experiences

The 15th Annual MountainFest Motorcycle Rally

Stunt bike shows. Outdoor and indoor concerts. A parade of motorcycles. And even ax throwing. These are just a few

Explore These Six Only-In-West Virginia Places to Stay

Whether you travel to West Virginia to adventure, relax or see the sights, there will be a unique place to

Extend Your Vacation With This 9-Day Summer Road Trip

Whether you’re a traveler looking for a getaway or West Virginia native in search of a “staycation” a road trip

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

Spring Motorcycle Adventures in Almost Heaven

West Virginia’s rolling hills and mountains offer visitors a chance to explore winding, iconic country roads. These stellar routes make

Scenic mountain drives make memories for a lifetime at this annual event

Stunning cars, scenic drives and splendid shows return to The Greenbrier in May. The Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance will be held

An Almost Heaven B&B Might Be for You if…

Cozy retreats. Historic locations. Fine Dining. Scenic Sights. Nestled in Almost Heaven, beautiful, historic, charming bed and breakfasts greet visitors

Scenic Drives. Breathtaking Waterfalls. The Perfect Combination for your next Almost Heaven Road Trip

Throughout West Virginia, visitors have access to countless beautiful waterfalls with jaw-dropping views. Coincidentally, many of the most iconic waterfalls

Beautiful, Vibrant Wildflowers Await along these Scenic Drives

In the spring, the Mountain State comes alive with beautiful blooming wildflowers. Throughout the state – especially in late April

West Virginia State Parks

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

These Almost Heaven Views are Perfect – in Spring or Snow!

Whether the Mountain State is covered in sparkling snow or lush greenery, the views the state provides never disappoint. Here

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

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

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,

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

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,

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

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

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

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

Turn your scenic train trip into a weekend excursion

Everyone loves a train ride, and West Virginia has quite a few of them—each one offering spectacular scenery and a

33 Things To Do On Route 33

Take a drive through scenic, rolling hills on Route 33 in Upshur, Lewis and Randolph counties to experience 33 unique

7 Days, 7 Ways to Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week

May 5-11, 2019 is National Travel and Tourism Week—an occasion established by congressional resolution 35 years ago to celebrate the

5 incredible motorcycles rides in West Virginia

There’s nothing quite like riding over the mountains and through the valleys of West Virginia. Whether you want a curve-hugging,

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

Rip through these 4 roarin’ raceways!

West Virginia’s rural hills and hollows combine with our bold “go-for-it” attitude to make motocross (MX) a top-rated sport. The

11 glorious wildflower trails in West Virginia

The return of spring and summer brings out the color in West Virginia wildflowers and flowering trees. Pair a wildflower

Motorcycles in the Mountains

West Virginia’s twisting mountain roads were made for two-wheeling fun. The annual MountainFest Motorcycle Rally welcomes over 50,000 motorcycle riders

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: Romney

Officially chartered in 1762, this city is 1 of the 2 oldest in West Virginia. Dining Main Street Grill harkens

Rivers Resort

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

7 things you did as a kid in WV that you’ve gotta share with yours

The joys of growing up in the Mountain State are simple and sweet. Share the fond memories of your mountain

7 hikes that are even better in winter

You might not think of winter as a prime hiking season in the Mountain State, but some of these trails

Winter train rides

Ride a vintage locomotive for the year’s most magical Christmas tradition! Starting in late November, the romantic age of steam

5 mountain adventure inns

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

The most romantic and upscale retreat you’ve never heard of

If you’re looking for a less clichéd and more off-the-beaten-path romantic vacation, Parkersburg, West Virginia is your sweet escape. A

The 1 place to visit 8 National Parks

Harpers Ferry is such a gold mine for history and the outdoors, it’s part of 8 overlapping National Parks and

Where country roads converge: 4 scenic cycles around the Greenbrier Valley

The Greenbrier Valley’s got trails so scenic, you’ll wonder if you’ve died and gone to mountain biking heaven. The Greenbrier

5 best ol-time stops in this National Park’s living history village

Harpers Ferry is perhaps one of the most unique places in the United States. The upper portion of Harpers Ferry is a

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

Cycling on the Paint Creek Scenic Trail

There’s no wrong way to travel through West Virginia. Even the interstate has incredible views of the diverse scenery that’s

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

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

The rail ride of a lifetime

There are a lot of ways to experience the 1000-foot deep New River Gorge. Glance from side to side as

The great mountain RV camping tour

The thing about traveling by RV in West Virginia is that there is so much to see! Unless you’re living

Cycling WV’s capital city

Charleston, WV, is not only the capital of the Mountain State, but also one of the nation’s capitals for cycling.

3 absolutely unforgettable scenic (and stunning!) plane rides

Zoom above untamed landscapes on a “Wild and Wonderful” scenic flight! Admit it: there’s only so much you can see

6 places to get really, really off the grid

Ditch the laptop and cell phone at home and recharge YOUR batteries instead at one of these off-the-grid places in

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

4 Unexpected Finds Along WV’s Country Roads

We all know the song that leads our Almost Heaven dreaming, a familiar tune celebrating 50 years of success in

Iconic quilt patterns and where to find them

West Virginia honors its long-shared quilting tradition with distinct Appalachian style. Quilting roots In days gone by, quilts played a

The art on these barns is unique, but that’s not all you’ll see

If you want to explore the Mountain State’s most scenic landscapes, just trace the trails of one of Appalachia’s most

8 quaint country mountain inns

Cozy into a mountain escape in quaint, one-of-a-kind inns throughout West Virginia. Here are just a few of the charming,

1 trail that charts 5 charming small towns

The 136-mile Washington Heritage Trail traces the footsteps of George Washington through picturesque 18th century towns in the Eastern Panhandle.

Seneca State Forest

Best of November in WV

As crisp fall days slowly creep into winter, the mountains of West Virginia come alive with festive fun. Here are

5 tidbits of true mountain folklore to simplify your life

Mountain folklore seems to be funny and sarcastic, but is actually direct and to the point, true to the Appalachian

17 most scenic covered bridges in the WV countryside

West Virginia’s covered bridges are some of the most photographed landmarks in the state. Set against a backdrop of autumn

Up close— really close— with WV wildlife

Want to meet West Virginia’s wild and wonderful critters? The state is home to more than 57 species of amphibians

Uncover fall along these scenic tracks

All aboard! As fall approaches, the West Virginia hillsides come alive with color, making it a perfect time to hop

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

5 horseback riding trails where 4 legs are better than 2

Horseback riding is a great way to travel in nature. Not only do you get to interact with nature, you

Stamp your passport on these WV Trails! How many have you completed?

Passports, stamps, coins, geocaches– many West Virginia land management agencies, trails, and attractions have programs that will reward you with