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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

Cool Off With a Splash Pad in West Virginia

As summer draws to a close, there is still time left to soak up family fun at a West Virginia

Try These 5 Farm-To-Table Dinners

It’s farm-to-table season in West Virginia, and there are a number of farms, restaurants and shops that highlight local farmers

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

The Perfect Way to Spend Labor Day in Almost Heaven

Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching, and we are quietly inching closer to fall. Temperatures will be decreasing, and the

Black Draft Distillery Open House

Black Draft Distillery’s Labor Day Open House. Come for free tours and tastings, featuring our specialty Bourbon, Vodka, and Moonshine

Happy Retreat Craft Beer & Music Festival

Please join us on Saturday, September 7, 2019, for the fourth annual Happy Retreat Craft Beer and Music Festival, held

Charles Town Car Show

The biggest car show in the region with over 600 cars lined up on main street downtown Charles Town.

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

Soak Up What’s Left of Summer: Last-Minute Vacations

With kids gearing up to go back to school and days getting shorter, it’s the perfect time to soak up

The Ultimate Spectator Guide to the Exhilarating Spartan Race in West Virginia

The Spartan Race is one of the most highly anticipated events each summer in Almost Heaven. Held at the Summit

Did You Know: One of America’s Oldest Amusement Parks is located in Huntington

Did you know that West Virginia is home to one of 13 remaining trolley parks in the United States? Built

Appalachian Heritage Day

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will be hosting its first-ever Appalachian Heritage Day on the Logan Campus Saturday,

Appalachian Heritage Day

West Virginia keeps Appalachian culture alive. Heritage Day at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park includes activities and stories by a

Your Guide to the 2022 State Fair of West Virginia

Fairs and festivals are part of what make the summer season in Almost Heaven so memorable and one of the

5 Dos and 5 Don’ts of Whitewater Rafting

Rafting is an unforgettable experience the whole family can enjoy, even young ones. These 10 guidelines will help you as

Make & Take Tapestry

Spend an evening with fellow yarn and fiber enthusiasts at Cass Scenic Railroad Community Center. The fiber art program is

Make a Stop at These 4 Almost Heaven Craft Breweries

Unique taste. Rich flavor. Rooted in local history and lore. West Virginia craft beer has it all. If you’re a

These 4 Pools are Calling Your Name this Summer

Do you want to know the best way to escape sweltering summer days in West Virginia? Taking a swim in

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

Farm Tour

AUGUST 10TH Two tour times: 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. You asked for it, and we heard you: FARM TOURS

Summer activities for the whole family in Almost Heaven

Summer is a great time to get the family together for a day in the sun. From state parks to

Everything you need to know about the Spartan Race

On Aug. 24-25 the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Raleigh County will host its third Spartan Race, an obstacle race that

CULINARY EXPLORER: 5 Must-Try Dining Destinations in Mountaineer Country

By Susan Riddle, Culinary Explorer Summer is the season for outdoor dining. There’s nothing better than good food and a

Find Family Fun All Across Almost Heaven

Exploring Almost Heaven is an amazing adventure, but doing so as a family makes it even more special. From high

Where to catch the (baseball) game in WV

From the thrill of the game to delicious concessions, a baseball game is the best way to spend time with

This Festival Spreads Music through the Mountains & Valleys of Southern West Virginia

Since 1990, one of West Virginia’s most beloved festivals has brought the sounds of old-time music and dance to the

Buckhannon River Float

Back by popular Demand! The Buckhannon-Upshur Parks and Recreation advisory boards is hosting a Community Float! Starting at the Hampton

Fiesta at the Farm

Fiesta at the Farm One of the most popular attractions at Fish Hawk Acres is our farm dinners, held one

A Taste of Italy Farm Dinner

Taste of Italy Farm Dinner One of the most popular attractions at Fish Hawk Acres is our farm dinners, held

An Incredible Lineup of Summertime Events Await in Almost Heaven

The summer season is the perfect time of year to experience the state’s one-of-a-kind events. From beer festivals to the

These 6 spots are perfect for animal watching

If you’re looking for an educational experience or a way to slip into nature, West Virginia has many ways to

FAMILY EXPLORER: Explore The Great Outdoors in Pipestem, Summers counties

by Jamie Null, Family Explorer West Virginia is full of nostalgic entertainment, hidden in big cities and small towns. One

Brilliant Starry Skies Await You in Almost Heaven

Stargazing is an incredible adventure where you can forget about the bustle and bustle of everyday life and instead simply

Terror of the Tug

Presented by McArts, “Terror of the Tug” is a play written by Jean Battlo and based on the events in

Terror of the Tug

Presented by McArts, “Terror of the Tug” is a play written by Jean Battlo and based on the events in

Explore Almost Heaven via Jeep on these trails

There’s nothing quite like exploring West Virginia via four wheels. And for those who like to take their Jeep off

Light Up the Lake: The Barboursville Water Lantern Festival

Light Up The Lake is the opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate, to honor, to remember and

Experience Almost Heaven along Interstate 77

If you’re traveling through Almost Heaven along I-77, there are a number of must-see stops. From Parkersburg to Bluefield, explore

Get on the Water in Almost Heaven

You don’t need your own equipment to have fun on the water: jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks and boats. Instead,

Family Vacation Locations with Rich Histories

West Virginia has many places that can transport you back in time, where you can immerse yourself in the history

Experience Nonstop Fun & Entertainment at These Almost Heaven Casinos

Enjoy a night out at West Virginia’s nightlife and entertainment opportunities. Almost Heaven has a little bit of everything; table

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

Where to Catch the Best Sunsets in West Virginia

There’s something special about an Almost Heaven sunset. It may be the brilliant colors streaking the sky, the satisfaction of

These 4 places serve up Almost Heavens best ice cream

Nothing beats that first taste of an ice cream cone on a hot summer day. Stop into get your Almost

The Best Ways to Beat the Heat in Almost Heaven This Summer

When the temperatures rise this summer, and you’re looking for some relief from the heat, Almost Heaven has you covered.

Find your own Almost Heaven Beach (really!)

Landlocked West Virginia may not stretch to the ocean, but that doesn’t mean fun in the sun is far away.

Experience this brand new ATV trail: Warrior Trail System

The Hatfield-McCoy Trail System is made up over more than 700+ miles of off-highway vehicle trails – making it one

Mountain State Must-Stops Along Interstate 81

Interstate 81 passes through a short Eastern Panhandle span in West Virginia, and there are numerous attractions not far off

5 stops along I-70 in West Virginia

If you’re traveling along I-70 in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, there are several unique stops in the nearly

Traveling along I-79? Here are your must-stop spots

If your road trip is taking you through Almost Heaven, you can’t miss these stops along Interstate 79. I-79 runs

Turtle Talk

Join us on July 8th when scientists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute return for their famous Turtle Talk. Learn

Magical Almost Heaven Camping Spots

Brisk evenings spent under the stars. Roasting marshmallows and making incredible memories. Camping in the Mountain State is an experience

Best of Summer in Almost Heaven

As the days get longer and the temperatures start to rise, experience the best of Almost Heaven this summer. Each

Scenic Stops You Can’t Miss Off I-68

Interstate 68 runs through the Mountain State for just over 30 miles, and there are some scenic pit stops you

These 3 Almost Heaven waterparks are a must for summer

When the summer sun warms up the mountains of Almost Heaven, the best way to cool off is in the

Almost Heaven Activities for the Whole Family

When the kids are out of school, the sun lingers in the sky a bit longer and you have a

Welcome to West Virginia, Scouts!

For the first time since 1967, the World Scout Jamboree will be held in the United States. And it’ll be

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

Celebrate the 4th of July in Almost Heaven

Summer’s celebration of independence sparks images of barbecues, swimming pools and fireworks. And communities around the state take part in

A Tour of the Night Sky

WVU Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, D.J. Pisano, will be leading a tour of the night sky. The evening will start with

Almost Heaven is Home to Can’t Miss Fairs & Festivals in the Summertime

A warm breeze and a sunny sky in Almost Heaven mark the start of the state’s fair and festival season.

WV Butterflies and Pollinators Workshop

Please join Dave Davis, PhD., groundskeeper of the WVBG, at our new pollinator garden to learn about native butterflies and

Geocaching 101

Learn about the family-friendly game of geocaching, visit with veteran geocachers from the area, and play some fun games as

Dragon Boat Wheeling

According to legend, Dragon Boat racing originated in China more than 2,300 years ago. Chinese history describes the fourth century

Animals of the Botanic Garden

Join WVU Master Gardener Candidate Zac Morton to learn about the many animals that make their home in the Botanic

Friday Family Walk

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

Live Music at The Room Upstairs

Boston Globe called them “The Carter Family for the millennial generation.” In their early days, Damn Tall Buildings didn’t rehearse – they

5 Unique Stops Along the Mountain Music Trail

West Virginia is filled with hiking trails, ATV trails and river trails. A different type of trail goes along the

Helpful Hints for the First-Time Whitewater Rafter

Shenandoah, Cheat, or New– no matter which river you’re on in Almost Heaven, you’ll be having a wild and wonderful

Don’t Miss These One-of-a-kind Events At FestivALL

Each summer in Almost Heaven, FestivALL is a highlight of the season. Throughout the 15 days of FestivALL, festival-goers can

West Virginia Week grand prizes are truly #AlmostHeaven

For one whole week, hundreds of thousands of loyal West Virginia fans have joined in the West Virginia Week Challenge

Being with Nature

Join Judith Clister 10:00-11:30 a.m. the first Sunday, May-October, for a time of contemplation/meditation with nature. Our hosts will be

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join Yoga instructor Erica Metzner for an hour of yoga flow. Bring an awareness to your breath with a sequence

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Please come join yoga instructor Jessy Coffman in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Please come join yoga instructor Jessy Coffman in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join Yoga instructor Erica Metzner for an hour of yoga flow. Bring an awareness to your breath with a sequence

Young Birders Walk

It’s never too early to become a birder! This walk will introduce children of all ages and their parents to

Being with Nature

Join Judith Clister 10:00-11:30 a.m. the first Sunday, May-October, for a time of contemplation/meditation with nature. Our hosts will be

July 4th on the 5th

JULY 4TH (ON THE 5TH) Fireworks, All-American grilled food ($) and live music round out America’s Birthday celebration! Bring the family

Being with Nature

Join Judith Clister 10:00-11:30 a.m. the first Sunday, May-October, for a time of contemplation/meditation with nature. Our hosts will be

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Executive Director Philip Smith on the first Friday of July for a short nature-themed story followed by a

Top 5 Ways to Spend Your Summer Outside in WV

Summers in Almost Heaven make it difficult to want to stay inside.  Luckily, there are plenty of enjoyable outdoor options

Elk Management Morning Tour

Elk Management Tours in West Virginia are designed to learn about and visit where the reintroduction of elk in the

Elk Management Morning Tour

Elk Management Tours in West Virginia are designed to learn about and visit where the reintroduction of elk in the

Elk Management Evening Tour

Elk Management Tours in West Virginia are designed to learn about and visit where the reintroduction of elk in the

Experience Historic Stops for the Whole Family in West Virginia This Summer

Home to endless historic stops – especially in the summertime, West Virginia is the perfect playground for families to explore

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

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