Recreation in West Virginia

Guest on zip line at River Riders, Recreation, Harpers Ferry, WV
Zipping along at River Riders

West Virginia is among the best known destinations for recreation in the eastern U.S. Millions of visitors annually venture into its mountains and valleys to hike and bike, cave and climb, fish and hunt, golf and game, ski and paddle. Recreation here isn’t limited to the traditional and extreme varieties for which the state is widely known. By our definition, it includes everything from antiquing to quilting — pursuits that can be enjoyed indoors and out.

More recreation categories to come in spring!

Rafters plow through rapid on New River, ACE Adventure Resort
Rafters plow through rapids

Stay tuned as we add new categories and content to our guide to recreation in West Virginia. In the near future you can expect to see our guides to golf, gaming, hiking, and hunting being developed. Guides to kayaking, zip-lining, and other popular forms of recreation in West Virginia will soon follow.

West Virginia Recreation News

Duo paddling the New River, River Expeditions

Whitewater rafters on New River can enjoy gentle options, outfitter says

A whitewater-rafting trip on the New River may be the most exciting adventure many people experience, but one outfitter is ensuring guests have the...
Guyandotte River at Logan, West Virginia, Logan County, Hatfield & McCoy Region

Guyandotte communities celebrate with five July 14 float trips

Communities along the Guyandotte River in south-western West Virginia are celebrating the restoration of the scenic waterway July 14 with an inaugural kayak and...
A youth canoes at Beech Fork State Park.

Parks celebrate Canoe Day; Beech Fork offers group paddle

Officials in the West Virginia state park system are encouraging visitors to celebrate National Canoe Day June 26 by taking a canoe or kayak...
Excited rafters plunge into a rapid on New River.

Raft trips only a bus-ride away for Kanawha Valley residents

A whitewater rafting trip on the New River is only a bus-ride away for residents of the Kanawha Valley, thanks to a partnership between...
Kayaks await the annual Tour de Coal near the Upper Falls on the Coal River.

West Virginia kayaking fest may now be nation’s largest

Organizers of an annual flat-water kayaking tour on the Coal River at Saint Albans, West Virginia, say they think their event may now be...

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