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2022 19th Annual Tour De Coal

The 19th annual Tour De Coal – The largest Flatwater event in the US will be held on June18, 2022.

Color the River

Head to the Greenbrier River for a fun float! Bring your kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, tubes or anything that will keep

Lakeside Outfitters

New & Gauley River Adventures

ACE Adventure Gear

Pipestem Adventures

WaterDawg Outdoors

Gritty Chix Mud Run

Gritty Chix Mud Run is back to ACE Adventure Resort this summer and we are ready to jump back into

ACE Adventure Waterpark DJ Dance Party

DANCING ON WATER! Play at ACE Adventure Waterpark the night for our first ACE Adventure Waterpark DJ Dance Party! ACE

Adventure Waterpark DJ Dance Party- August

Play at ACE Adventure Waterpark through the night for the ACE Adventure Waterpark DJ Dance Party! ACE Adventure Waterpark will

Big Air Blob Competition

Gather at Wonderland Water Park for the 11th Annual Big Air Blob Competition. Fireworks won’t be the only thing rocketing

Greenbrier River Campground and Cabins

Tygart Lake Cruises

Tygart Lake Marina

ACE Adventure Resort

Audra State Park

Bee Run Campground

Gerald R. Freeman Campground

Battle Run Campground

Bakers Run Campground

Kanawha Watersports

7 Resolutions for an Almost Heaven New Year

It’s that time of year again where we set goals for the approaching new year. Add some of these resolutions

One-Of-A-Kind Fall Adventures Await in Almost Heaven

Fall has finally arrived in Almost Heaven, and the season has brought crisp, cool air, beautiful fall foliage and amazing

So What Is West Virginia’s 5th Season?

23 days of intense whitewater usher in the world’s most avid explorers each September and October, beginning this past weekend,

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

OUTDOOR EXPLORER: How to Become an Upper Gauley Raft Guide

By Kirby Simeon, Outdoor Explorer When people come to southern West Virginia to raft the famous Upper Gauley River, one

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

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

An Epic Adventure Awaits this Gauley Season

Highly anticipated each year, Gauley Season provides the biggest and best whitewater of the season. Each fall Gauley Season, guaranteed

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Celebrate With Dad All Year Long in Almost Heaven

Father’s Day brings with it the opportunity to show your dad how much he means to you and how appreciated

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

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

Find Family Rafting in Almost Heaven

It’s no secret that whitewater rafting is one of Almost Heaven’s favorite pastimes. Although rafting seems like a high adventure

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

Three Ideas for Your Ultimate Almost Heaven Summer Getaway

Summer in West Virginia is filled with wonder. It’s filled with adventure. Filled with memories that will last a lifetime.

Do you know how the Gauley River’s ‘Lost Paddle’ received its name?

Traversing the legendary Gauley River is no easy task. Rafters have been flocking to its world-renowned rapids for years, and

Giant rapids. Your best friends. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Spring rafting in Almost Heaven.

Whitewater rafting in West Virginia during the spring is an experience like no other. It’s the perfect chance to shake

West Virginia State Parks

Day Trippin Adventures, LLC

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

These are the 9 best spots to go fishing in West Virginia

Throughout West Virginia, incredible fishing opportunities are located at every turn of the river. With over 20,000 miles of streams

4 must-try experiences in the New River-Greenbrier Valley Region

The New River Gorge region is home to some of the best West Virginia experiences. With so many to choose

This West Virginia River Transforms for Six Weeks Every Fall

West Virginia is home to some of the finest whitewater rafting found anywhere in the world. Thousands of people flock

OUTDOOR EXPLORER: Ready, Set, Go To The Gauley! 5 Need-To-Know Planning Tips

Heather Johnson, Outdoor Explorer It’s hard to believe that Gauley Season will be here in a few short weeks!  Like

Whitewater Adventure is Perfect for All Ages in West Virginia

Picture this: You’re rushing down the New River with your closest friends. The cool, fresh water splashes across the smile

6 Incredible Almost Heaven whitewater rivers and how to experience them

Among many attractions, West Virginia offers visitors some of the most incredible whitewater rafting in the world. Since 1968, rafters

50 Facts to Celebrate 50 Years of Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the whitewater rafting industry in West Virginia. Whether you are a beginner or

From mild to wild: West Virginia rafting for families

Looking to spend some quality time and bond with your family away from all the hustle and bustle? Giver whitewater

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

Whitewater rafting just outside of Washington DC

If adventure is what you seek, then look no further than the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Experience the ultimate

Your guide to whitewater rafting in West Virginia

It’s no secret that West Virginia is one of the best places in the world to whitewater raft. From the

Life at the lake: These 5 West Virginia spots are perfect for summer

Have you ever had one of those days spent on the lake when everything just seems perfect? Sun-kissed skin, playing

Everywhere your kids can take this little boat of their own…

Want to give the kids a big adventure? Take them duckying down whitewater waves in a little boat of their own.

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

Celebrate 50 years of whitewater rafting in West Virginia

Every year, thousands of people from all over the world journey to the New and Gauley rivers to ride some

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

Relax during these 6 easy adventures in West Virginia

Everyone knows that West Virginia is the prime place for hard-hitting adventures like whitewater rafting the Gauley River’s class V+

Celebrate Earth Day in West Virginia

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide every April 22 in an effort to promote a healthy, sustainable environment. There are many

Elk River Get-A-Way

Deep-water soloing 101 in West Virginia

  The towering sandstone cliffs surrounding the crystal waters of Summersville Lake seem to beckon climbing of all kinds, from

Rivers Resort

The 1 “Must Try” At 9 Mountain Resorts

There’s a ton of fun to be had at West Virginia’s resorts—especially when the warmth of summer arrives. So much

Make every moment count on these 48-hour family escapes

Wild, enchanting backcountry is yours for the weekend. West Virginia’s immersive adventure packages get everybody back to nature. Get ready

Summit Bechtel Reserve

7 adventures the grandkids will never forget

What better way to spend time with the grandkids than to relive fond memories from your own childhood? These fun

Nontraditional getaways for you and your sweetheart

Still want to plan time with your sweetheart but aren’t exactly a dinner ’n’ a dozen roses type of couple?

Riverchase Campground & Cabins

Meet the folks bringing big adventure to the Cheat River

The 162-mile long Cheat River is one of the longest free-flowing rivers in the eastern United States, forming high up

Meet the whitewater pioneers of the mighty Cheat River

In West Virginia’s remote Allegheny Mountains, the mighty Cheat River flows north for 162 miles. Whitewater pioneers charted its thrashing

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

Pittsburgh, you’re just a paddle away from these 6 shoreline stops

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Pittsburgh city life, and discover a less-traveled part of the country

Paddles? Psh. Ride the whitewater the easy way!

There’s tubing, and then there’s tubing. Inner tubes are great for lazy float trips, but did you know you can

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

Think tubes mean calm, aimless floating? Think again!

Harpers Ferry is most well-known for its rich history, but it’s also a prime river town. Tucked under the shadow

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

6 waterfalls you can paddle over

West Virginia is known for its mountains and world-class whitewater rivers, and when that wild water tumbles over those hills,

Some of the best scuba diving is in a landlocked state!

Landlocked states don’t have a reputation for diving. But one local wasn’t going to let that stop her from chasing

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

Squeeze all you can from summer vacay! Weekend escape ideas

When your very own cities are packed with things to do, don’t vacation, STAYCATION! Whether you’re looking for history, an

6 accessible river spots to launch your boat

Launch your boat for a scenic paddle in West Virginia, where you’ll find some of the most scenic rivers in

Twin Hollow Campground and Cabins

Mountain Surf Paddle Sports

Best summer sizzle & splash

Temperatures are rising, BBQ is smoking and water parks are calling! These staple summer favorites go hand-in-hand and are the

Gal getaways: wild weekends

Feeling adventurous? Bring your friends along for the ride in West Virginia! It doesn’t matter if you’re a horse lover,

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

Leisure at the lake (or river!): 6 best boating escapes

There’s a lot to do on West Virginia’s waterways, from tubing to kayaking. But have you tried any of these

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)