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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

Discover Stunning Lakes Over 48 Hours in the Mountain Lakes Region

Stonewall Jackson, Stonecoal, Summersville, Sutton and Burnsville—you will need more than 2 days to fully experience all the stunning lakes

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,

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.

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

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

3 Vacations Ideas the Whole Family will Love

Summer is the perfect time for you and your family to experience West Virginia. Discover the endless opportunities waiting for

Cool Down This Summer with West Virginia Water Sports

With summer temperatures approaching, water sports are a perfect way to stay cool while spending time outdoors. West Virginia has

BUDGET TRAVEL EXPLORER: Pipestem has new activities for the perfect budget-friendly getaway

Brett W. McMillion, Budget Travel Explorer Summer is the best time to explore the beautiful hills and valleys in West

Spend a Day on the Water in Almost Heaven

As spring switches to summer and the temperatures start to rise, there is no better way to cool off than

Memorial Day Weekend: Almost Heaven Style

In West Virginia, Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summertime and all of the sunshine fun that comes with

Bring Your Four-Legged Friends Along for These Almost Heaven Adventures

It’s hard to beat an adventure in Almost Heaven. One thing that can always make an adventure better, though, is

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

Experience the Best of Winter or Spring at These Stunning Places

Make the most of this time as winter transitions into spring and get out and explore the Mountain State. From

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

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

The unofficial start to summer in West Virginia

Summer is just around the corner! And West Virginia is the place to be. This season is truly a magical

The reason why landlocked WV has a lighthouse

  Usually lighthouses are reserved for helping boats navigate dangerous waters, avoid reefs or find entries to harbors. But, even

If your group is planning a retreat, you’ve gotta check these stops out

Researching the activities. Booking the tickets. Collecting the money. Making the cabin reservations. Packing the sandwiches (2 with no mayo!),

Pathfinder of WV

The Yurts at Kairos Wilderness Resort

Appalachian Boarding Company

Rivers Resort

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

Summit Bechtel Reserve

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

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

September Insta-greats

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

Appalachian Wildwaters

6 best mountain yoga destinations

West Virginia may be known for its heart-pounding adventures, but the Mountain State is also your perfect destination to find

True, tranquil lakeside luxury

Soak in West Virginia’s rugged mountain beauty, without sacrificing the comforts of home at Stonewall Resort. This secluded retreat is

You don’t need an ocean to shred waves in WV

The New River Gorge is the East Coast’s hub for shredding the surf on wild river waves. While an ocean

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

Sittin’ pretty: the most relaxing birds-eye beauty

Prepare to be swept away by beauty as you glide down West Virginia’s mountainsides. Overlook captivating landscapes on some of

7 places you didn’t know you could take your pooch to play

Get out in the West Virginia wilderness, and get a little closer to man’s best friend. Here are 7 adventures

Your guide to the New River Gorge SUP Race

Grab a board and hit the waves— in a land-locked state. West Virginia’s lakes and rapids are perfect for the

Mountain Surf Paddle Sports

Hit the West Virginia water— hard

You can take part in just about any watersport that you can think of in the Mountain State. Whether you’re

5 best places to try the fastest-growing watersport

Stand-up paddleboarding– known as SUP– is one of the easiest watersports (or outdoor activities of any kind, for that matter)

Take the trail less traveled— really less traveled!

Have you ever paddled a water trail? Water trails (also called blueways) are river or lake routes for small, non-motorized

River Expeditions

6 best dog-friendly adventures in WV

If you’re a dog lover, you’ll probably agree that taking Sparky (or Rover, or Fido) with you on a walk

Sutton Lake

Open year round. Bee Run Marina (304)765-2120; Monday-Friday 8:00 am.. – 8:00 p.m. Pontoon boat rentals- 24ft. $60.00 28ft. $70.00

Prickett’s Fort Memorial Foundation

The Prickett’s Fort Memorial Foundation operates the historic attractions at Prickett’s Fort State Park including a museum gift shop, visitor

Summersville Lake Retreat and Lighthouse

     Summersville Lake Retreat, located in the heart of West Virginia’s Mountain Lakes Region and is situated between the Gauley

PADLZ Canoe & Kayak Rentals

We at Padlz Canoe |amp; Kayak Rentals pride ourselves in customer service providing fast, courteous and inexpensive rental services. We