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Discover the New River Gorge on Your Greatest Road Trip Yet

Close your eyes and imagine a place with thousands of acres of lush green forests, rushing waters and cascading waterfalls.

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 Resort

Adventures on the Gorge Resort

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

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

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

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

Experience the Best of Autumn in Almost Heaven

Pumpkin patches. Warm fuzzy sweaters. Autumn views. Its fall in Almost Heaven and favorite fall adventures and beautiful fall views

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

Don’t Miss Out on Gauley Season

Gauley Season is 23 days of the best whitewater in the world – all right here in Almost Heaven. Scheduled

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,

There’s One Day A Year You Can Jump From the New River Gorge Bridge

Oct. 19  |  New River Gorge Bridge Thousands of people will gather Saturday, Oct. 19 on the New River Gorge

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 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

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

Plan Your Almost Heaven Fall To-Do List

Believe it or not, fall is right around the corner. The mountains of West Virginia will soon be changing color,

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Discover Awe-Inspiring Beauty At Almost Heaven’s 6 National Parks

Home to six extraordinary national parks, West Virginia is the ultimate place to find your inner sense of adventure and

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

Four Ways to Spend Earth Day in Almost Heaven

Earth Day offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the many forms of outdoor recreation that the Mountain State has to

Spring break adventures that will clear your mind and warm your spirit

Warm temperatures. Crisp morning air. A longing for adventure. Spring has found its way back to the Mountain State 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

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

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

A look at 2019 in West Virginia: Important dates and events you don’t want to miss

Mark your calendars for these 2019 events in Almost Heaven. Which ones will you be attending? FEBRUARY: Cabin Fever Craft

Travel every Almost Heaven region

Each region in Almost Heaven is home to beautiful sites. From gentle rolling farmland to deep gorges and canyons, the

This is your first step to planning a vacation to Almost Heaven

  You can almost hear the rushing waters of waterfalls, the birds chirping and the the pure, unspoiled sound of

Have you been to West Virginia’s six national parks?

National parks offer incredible opportunities to experience history, explore the state’s natural beauty and venture to gorgeous places you’ve never

These West Virginia activities are perfect for your New Year’s resolutions

We’ve all said it – “New year, new me.” Each new year brings the opportunity for change. Outdoor activities are

Fall 101 in West Virginia

Fall in the Mountain State is a magical time of year. Leaf peeping, apple cider, pumpkin carving, corn mazes, bonfires,

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

These fun and easy day-trips prove you’re never far from Almost Heaven fun

West Virginia is conveniently located within a few hours of many of our country’s major cities. Richmond, Virginia; Lexington, Kentucky;  Pittsburgh,

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

1968-2018: A Look Back at the History of West Virginia Rafting

Whitewater rafting has been a staple of West Virginia and one of its most popular tourism attractions for many years,

Stop by these amazing must-see areas for true West Virginia experiences

It’s no secret that West Virginia has some of the best and most unique experiences to offer. From whitewater rafting and

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

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.

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

These 27 places know EVERYTHING about West Virginia

Have you consulted a local convention and visitor’s bureau when planning your trip? These organizations are staffed by friendly and

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

These 20 events are West Virginia must-sees

Parents hear it every year as school winds down for the summer: “I want something to do!” Fortunately, there’s always

New & Gauley River Adventures

The Lookout Post

Adventures on the Gorge Rafting

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!),

Rivers Resort

Town guide: Beckley

Beckley is southern West Virginia’s largest population center, and a major shopping and entertainment center for thousands of the Mountain

Gal getaways: glamping

Want the fun camping with the gals, but the comfort of something a little more upscale? Try mountain “glamping.” From

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

Go ahead, mix business and play with blissful mountain ‘bleisure’ travel

Welcome to wild, wonderful Wi-Fi. Restore your spirit and keep tabs on the office while you travel. It’s possible to

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

This will definitely convince you to take a family spring break in the mountains

Are you hoping to take the family on a spring break trip this year but want to keep it safe?

Spring break deal roundup

Whether you’re a college student, a teacher, or a family with young kids, you’re going to want to take advantage

Summit Bechtel Reserve

Spring Break on a ramen noodle budget

We know how it is– you’re a student on a budget and you’ve already spent way too much money on

5 one-day adventures in WV

Almost everyone I talk to about Project: Time Off and why they are not using all their well-deserved vacation days

Riverchase Campground & Cabins

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

Amazing travel deals – Cyber Monday & Small Business Saturday

Score the best deals in West Virginia this Thanksgiving shopping weekend! Supporting local shops feels amazing, but it’s not all

Here’s where to find full-on Southern hospitality & charm— on a hostel budget

In West Virginia, you can get pretty darn cozy on a light budget. The state already has a lower cost

5 mountain adventure inns

  If you like a little (or a lot of) adventure with your quaint B&B retreat, these inns have an

Profile: Came for the outdoors, stayed for a lifetime

  West Virginia attracts a unique type of transplant. Being born a mountaineer is one thing, but folks who move

Wild days ‘n wild nights: your guide to New River Gorge adventure & nightlife

The New River Gorge in West Virginia is the East’s outdoor adventure central, but the excitement doesn’t stop when the

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

A river guide’s reflections: life on the water

For Matt Knott, owner of River Riders and longtime whitewater rafting guide, Harpers Ferry is synonymous with world-class paddling. “I

How to spend a weekend in Charleston (outdoors & about town)

West Virginia’s capital city has a rich old-school charm, but a modern scene and a small-town feel. Charleston has the

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

6 sweet WV adventures for outdoor lovers who also love each other

Time outside is sweet, but time outside with the one you love is even sweeter. So power down your phone

5 unforgettable 1-day adventures in WV

  What if we told you it only takes the better part of a day to conquer some of Wild,

6 totally free National Parks in the Mountain State

There are several National Parks to explore in the Mountain State—all with no entry fee! Pack your hiking boots and

Appalachian Wildwaters

9 mountain landscapes that will make you feel at peace with the world

Find solace in West Virginia’s most picturesque state parks and wildernesses. If you need a break— or want to plan

2 festivals, 1 weekend: get the best of both

  Gauley River National Recreation Area is THE place to be in the fall! Especially the 1 weekend 2 festivals

The nation’s most epic whitewater event

Epic whitewater, gear giveaways and plenty of wild whitewater takes around the campfire— welcome to Gauley Fest, the largest paddling

August Insta-greats

As summer comes to a close, we’re reminiscing about all our wild, wonderful adventures. From the The State Fair of West Virginia

4 Labor Day weekend getaways for the family

Labor Day is the weekend to kiss the summer goodbye. Wondering how you and your family can savor the last

The many moods of the Cheat River (and when’s best to ride!)

The Cheat River is one of the longest free-flowing paddling destinations in the east, and northern West Virginia’s premier aquatic