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5 Sunny Hikes for the Whole Family in West Virginia

West Virginia is home to stunning vistas year-round, but spring reveals some of the state’s best features while lush green

The 2024 West Virginia Gold Rush: Week 1 Fishing Spots

The 2024 West Virginia Gold Rush is officially here, and this contest will be bigger and better than ever before.

5 May Events You Won’t Want to Miss in West Virginia

As the colder temperatures part ways with Almost Heaven, vibrant flowers and plants rejuvenate the mountains for yet another beautiful

5 Waterfalls to Add to Your Spring Bucket List in West Virginia

Nothing is quite like embarking on a spring adventure in Almost Heaven, and waterfall chasing is certainly a must-do when

These 6 Spring Glamping Sites in West Virginia Will Leave You Speechless

Imagine camping in the beautiful rolling hills of West Virginia without compromising the comforts of home. From secluded tree houses

5 Getaways to Book Immediately in West Virginia

West Virginia is full of many hidden escapes for you to enjoy. From tidy A-frame houses to luxury mega-cabins, Almost

5 Fishing Spots for the Whole Family

West Virginia is known for its numerous outdoor recreation activities, which includes the many premier fishing opportunities available in its

Ramp Up Your Spring With WV’s Green Gem – Chef Ambassador Story

Written by Chef Ambassador, Matt Welsch Springtime in the West Virginia mountains is something to behold. As we say in

Mark Your Calendar – 2023 Spring Events in the Mountain State

Fairs and festivals are part of what makes time spent in Almost Heaven unforgettable. From vibrant natural beauty to charming

New Event for the Mountain State: Fling at the Springs

Written by Capon Springs & Farms Co-Owner, Jonathan Bellingham World League FlingGolf comes to Capon Springs April 28-30 As a

Sunny Mountain Towns for Your Next Adventure

Witness the beauty of spring and summer accompanied by the warm hospitality and southern charm of an authentic mountain town.

Must-Sees and Must-Dos For Your Spring Bucket List

Head to West Virginia this spring and find an Almost Heaven atmosphere full of sunny skies and blushing blooms awaiting

Take It Easy with These Soft Adventures this Spring

Escape to the Mountain State this spring and experience the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. Witness Almost Heaven’s natural

A Farm 5k for Your Labor Day Weekend: Wardensville, WV

Explorer Blog Shared by Wardensville Garden Market Make this Labor Day weekend one to remember in Wardensville, WV. This small

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

Visit The Ramps & Rail Festival in Elkins, WV

Explorer Blog shared by: Elkins-Randolph County CVB Elkins, West Virginia is home to the annual Ramps & Rail Festival which

You Need To Be In Wardensville, WV For Earth Day: Here’s Why!

Are you searching for the perfect weekend getaway on the country roads of West Virginia AND want to celebrate this

Wildflower Hikes in the New River Gorge

Spring has arrived and we are more than ready for sunny outdoor activities. Adventurers can kick-start their “spring spirit” with

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

Today’s Forecast in Almost Heaven: It’s Outdoor Dining Season

As Almost Heaven transitions from springy showers to summery sunshine, now is the perfect time to dine outside. This summer,

A little bit of Heaven on Earth Day

There’s simply no better way to admire the beauty of nature than to immerse yourself in West Virginia’s natural wonders.

Gobble Gobble: Spring Turkey Season in Almost Heaven

With the arrival of budding trees and warmer weather in Almost Heaven comes the annual five-week-long turkey hunting season. With

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

Waterside Views in West Virginia

Lined with colorful trees and adorned in sparkles from the sun, age-old rivers truly come to life at the sign

Fun in the Snow & Sun: Spring Ski Resort Destinations

In Almost Heaven, we lavish in winter adventure, but we also fully embrace fun in the sun. When the cold

Take the long way home: Springtime Scenic Drives

Springtime gifts West Virginia with lush-green forests, brightly-colored wildflowers and the sweet-smelling aroma of new beginnings. Immerse yourself in all

8 Breweries and Distilleries to try this Spring

Whether you prefer a hops-y IPA, strong stout beer or Appalachian-made moonshine, the Mountain State has got you covered. This

A Day of Wildflower Searching in West Virginia

As spring brings forth the fragrance of new beginnings, eye-catching wildflowers are making their appearance in Almost Heaven. The beauty

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

Four Seasons at the New River Gorge

With four seasons being everyone’s focal point throughout the state each season provides a unique scenery to Almost Heaven. In

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

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.

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

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