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Root to Table’s 4th Annual Open-Air Feast

Enjoy the abundant space of Almost Heaven West Virginia as our top chefs showcase their favorite dishes crafted over one

6 Spring Break Trips To Start Planning Today

Celebrate spring with some refreshing, mountain air. West Virginia has spring break destinations perfect for couples, families and friends. Simply

A Grandparent’s Guide to Spring Break in West Virginia

Gearing up to host your grandkids for spring break this year? West Virginia has endless options of activities to do

Spring Retreats: Cozy Mountain Towns

West Virginia is home to a multitude of mountain towns that shine year-round. But there’s something about early Spring that

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

New River Gorge Festival

The inaugural New River Gorge Festival is happening May 14th- 16th at ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia. Let’s celebrate one of Earth’s oldest

Ramp It Up! Ramp Festival

The Second Annual Ramp It Up! Ramp Celebration in the Lost Paddle at ACE Adventure Resort celebrates a regional culinary delicacy

Grow Ahead: Starting Seeds Indoors

Learn how to germinate seeds and raise seedlings indoors that you can later transplant into your spring garden at the

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Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

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

WV Themed Crafts to do With Your Kids: Monarch Butterfly Rock Painting

Need something new to decorate your garden with this spring? Have your kids help and get creative with this fun

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

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

BOTANIC GARDEN OBSERVATIONS: FIELD JOURNALING*

Learn to draw near and far with Kellie Cole, architect and field educator, at the WVBG. Look at nature up

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the first Friday of each month for a short story followed by a

Outdoor Portrait Photography

Would you like to learn how to take amazing outdoor portraits of your family and friends? Learn the basics with

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Tour of the West Virginia Botanic Garden

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with a free one-hour site tour led by Executive Director Philip Smith. Learn about the

Pulp & Plants: Homemade Papermaking

When we think of paper, the image that appears is bleached, mass produced, and unrecognizable from the plants that went

Rock Painting for Kids

Be a rock artist! Learn about the rock-painting trend. Paint rocks to keep or to drop in your community, spread

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the first Friday of each month for a short story followed by a

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

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

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

7 movies to cure your cabin fever

Looking for a good movie to watch? We’ve got some we think you might like: October Sky – Based on

Read through Almost Heaven

Now is the perfect time to unplug and unwind in the Mountain State. Below are a few books to get

5 Fun Springtime Activities to Get You Outdoors

We might all be stuck at home this month, but it doesn’t mean we have to be stuck indoors. Springtime

7 Outdoor Activities & Adventures for Kids Right in Your Own Backyard

Springtime is right around the corner which means more opportunities to get outside and find adventures for yourself and your

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

Greenbrier Valley Home & Garden Tour

With centuries of historic beauty to explore, tour Lewisburg and the surrounding area’s architecture, cemeteries and ornate gardens.

Civil War Decoration Day

Ceremonial Illumination, Draping a Pine Rope on the Civil War Monument, placing wreaths at Civil War Soldiers graves.  Civil War

Ronceverte River Festival

Set on the banks of the beautiful Greenbrier River in Ronceverte’s Island Park, this festival of fun features lots of

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

Grand Re-Opening of West Virginia Mine Wars Museum

Founded in 2015, the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum unearths a compelling story of coal miners and their struggle for

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

Easy Home Composting

Small-scale composting is a great way to keep a variety of household wastes out of the landfill, but how to

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

The Crucible presented by The Arts

“The Crucible” is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of

Armed Forces Day Parade

South Charleston’s 61st Armed Forces Day parade honors and celebrates our Military Forces. This is the longest, consecutive running Armed Forces Day Parade

City of Dunbar – National Kids to Parks Day

On June 13, 2020, the City of Dunbar’s Kids to Parks Day invites all children and adults to visit historic

The Outsiders

“The Outsiders” will be presented in the Logan High Little Theater on Thursday, April 23rd at 7 pm, Friday, April

Giant Spring Flea Market

The WV State Fairgrounds turn into a bargain hunter’s hangout and a wide array of unique and one-of-a-kind treasures await.

Green Day Hike

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

Easter Egg Hunt

5,000 eggs hidden with prizes and candy. For children ages 6 and under. Bring your own basket and join in

Ballhooter Spring Break

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

Master Gardener’s Garden Fest and Plant Sale

The Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardeners are pleased to announce the annual Garden Fest and Plant Sale for 2020. Garden Fest

Southern West Virginia Bike Rally

The First Annual Southern West Virginia Bike Rally is being held over Memorial Day weekend. This will be a 5-day

Alderson Strawberry Festival

The historic Alderson Memorial Bridge takes center stage and fills with local strawberry growers, bakers and crafters. There are also

Build Your Own Container Garden

Celebrate Earth Day at the WVBG by constructing your very own container garden to take home. Join gardeners Miranda Talkington

Nature Art Creating Patterns

Led by professional interior designer and artist Shari Lynn Bennett, we will start with a quick slide show of custom

Salamander Walk

The Appalachian mountains are a global hotspot for salamander biodiversity and West Virginia alone has 35 species of salamanders. Join

Spring Bird Walk

Join local birder Derek Courtney as we bird by eye and ear in the many habitats of the WVBG. Bring

Teaching Garden Workshop

Please join Natalie Webb and Laura VanHorn from North Elementary School as they share different methods of incorporating garden-based learning

Wood Relief Art Workshop

Using found and recycled wood, participants will construct small (8 x 10-inch) mixed media relief tiles using cordless drills (provided).

Operation Bluebird

Beautiful eastern bluebirds are cavity nesting birds, but are often out competed for nesting sites by house sparrows or starlings.

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

West Virginia Strawberry Festival

The West Virginia Strawberry Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to honor the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family

Spring Into Art

Spring into Art with Artistry on Main! This indoor show will feature 30+ artists showcasing their talents and gifts of

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

History Abounds in these 3 Charming Small Towns

Is your inner history buff begging for a getaway to a place with a past? These charming towns are perfect

WV Fishing, Hunting & Outdoor Sports Show

Come join us at Mylan Park for the 19th Annual West Virginia Fishing, Hunting & Outdoor Sports Show. Over 53,000

Wellness Days

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

Irish Road Bowling

Bowling begins at 1:00 p.m. About Irish Road Bowling Irish Road Bowling is primarily played in County Armagh in Northern

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

These West Virginia Chocolates Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Chocolatiers in West Virginia craft heavenly delicacies fit for royalty. Whether you’re looking for a tasty present for a loved

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

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

Spring Resort Getaways in Almost Heaven

Blooming flowers. Misty mountain mornings. Vibrant evening skies. Spring in the Mountain State is a time for new beginnings and

Rich Mountain Foundation Symposium

Harpers Ferry In Bloom: Arts & Crafts Festival

Over two dozen West Virginia artists, food trucks, craft beer, wine, cider, door prizes, free admission! A celebration of West

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. Around the state beautiful and peaceful spas await to help you relax

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

Try This Celebrity Chef’s Recipe For Dinner

Matt Welsch is a Wheeling native who opened The Vagabond Kitchen. With a strong passion for community, he prepares dishes

Dreamy Wedding & Proposal Locations Await in West Virginia

Scenic outlooks. Vibrant Gardens. Tranquil waterfalls. Almost Heaven is a dream destination for weddings and proposals. From weddings perched near

A Taste of Almost Heaven: Thanksgiving Edition

Try something new for your family holiday gathering this year. Wow your company this Thanksgiving with delicious Appalachian-inspired cuisine. Sides

5 Fall Engagement Spots in Almost Heaven

With the leaves changing and cooler temperatures approaching, fall is the perfect time to propose at one of West Virginia’s

4 Ways to Spend Thanksgiving in West Virginia

Thanksgiving in West Virginia is time for family and fun. From exploring waterfalls to preparing meals in a cozy cabin,

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,

The Perfect Spots for Wildlife Watching in Almost Heaven

West Virginia is known for being wild and wonderful. The state’s wide variety of elevation and terrain provides opportunity for

5 must-see stops on the Allegheny Trail

The Allegheny Trail is a 330-mile trail that runs through the eastern part of West Virginia from Bruceton Mills to

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,

Canaan Valley Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Join us for the 2nd Annual Canaan Valley Half Marathon & 10k and run through Canaan Valley, in beautiful West Virginia on Sunday, April

Sip, Enjoy & Unwind with these Unique West Virginia Made Spirits

Sip on unique West Virginia made spirits year-round in Almost Heaven. From moonshine to whiskey, distilleries around the state have

Explore charming towns during 48 hours in the Eastern Panhandle

Only 1.5 hours away from Washington, D.C., West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle

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

Explore Adventure and Heritage during 48 hours in Hatfield-McCoy Mountains

The Hatfield McCoy Mountains are home to exhilarating adventure, historic heritage and family-friendly activities. 48 hours in the southern part

Make your way to Almost Heaven’s Northern Panhandle for 48 Hours

The slender Northern Panhandle at the top of West Virginia is home to riverside activities, arts, shopping, hiking and more.

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

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,

A Quick Trip in the Metro Valley: Experience History, Culture and So Much More

Cityscapes, unique stops, shops, small town charm and so much more await in Almost Heaven’s Metro Valley region. Home to

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

How to celebrate National Park Service Birthday

The National Park Service is celebrating its 103rd birthday this year. There’s no better way to celebrate our nation’s beautiful