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Photographer of iconic New River Gorge photo found

The sun sets beyond the New River Gorge Bridge in southern West Virginia. (Photo courtesy Wendy Parks Scott)
For more than a year after this iconic photograph of the New River Gorge hit social media, West Virginia Explorer editor David Sibray spent countless...

Saturday birding hikes return to Kanawha State Forest

The popular “Birding Around the Sun” nature hikes will return to Kanawha State Forest this May, and, for the third year, the hikes will...

Babcock State Park offers May cabin discount

Cabin at Babcock State Park
At the peak of woodland wildflower season in West Virginia, Babcock State Park is offering midweek discounts at its rustic and classic cabins. Guests...

Powell Mountain Goat beloved inhabitant of central West Virginia

Powell Mountain Goat, Nicholas County
Photojournalist Anne Johnson on May 1 stopped on the flank of Powell Mountain in central West Virginia to visit its regionally famous inhabitant -- a...

Entrenched meander near Beckley, W.Va., a geologic curiosity

Just east of Beckley, in southern West Virginia, Piney Creek descends into a gorge that wanders the tablelands south of the New River Gorge. Near its...

May is a magical month in the Alleghenies at Canaan Valley

View from ski lift at Canaan Valley State Park, Tucker County, Allegheny Highlands Region
May is a magical month in the Canaan Valley, where visitors may stroll fields of Allegheny wildflowers while being serenaded by songbirds. Officials at its premier...

Tale of Green-Harrison Tragedy haunts the hills of Putnam County

Bridge over Eighteenmile Creek at Extra, WV
Eighteenmile Creek wanders gently through the green hill country of northern Putnam County, revealing not in the least any potential for tragedy along its banks....

Wildflowers walks this weekend could feature unexpected surprises

Spring Beauty
As a result of the year's strange weather, annual wildflower walks being led by park rangers in southern West Virginia this weekend are expected...

W.Va. governor halts proposed entrance fee at state parks

Early Summer at Babcock Mill, Babcock State Park, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced late Tuesday that he is ending a plan proposed by the the Division of Natural Resources to charge visitors an...

Harpers Ferry rangers to lead strenuous May 8 hike to Split...

Rangers with the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will lead a particularly strenuous hike to Split Rock on the Loudoun Heights Trail May 8,...

New River Gorge resort offers new customizable packages

Guests of Adventures of the Gorge
With its lineup of customizable two-, three-, and four-night "Explore the Gorge" packages, featuring action-packed and more-relaxed options, it’s never been easier arrange a...

Visitors to W.Va. forest and six parks to be charged entrance...

Gristmill at Babcock State Park, Clifftop, WV, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
Visitors to six West Virginia state parks and a state forest will be charged entrance fees this year, according to Stephen McDaniel, director of the...

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