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Boat tours transport sightseers to view of New River Gorge Bridge

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Sightseers in search of a view of the world-famous New River Gorge Bridge — though without the challenges of whitewater rafting...

Historians in West Virginia baffled by strange cemetery monuments

OAK HILL, W.Va. — Historians in West Virginia say they're baffled by a strange arrangement of monuments in a cemetery near the New River...

Sibray says enthusiasm for West Virginia ramp festivals growing

RICHWOOD, W.Va. — Enthusiasm for attending ramp festivals in West Virginia is growing along with tourism, says the publisher of the state's leading travel...

This scenic parkway explores some of West Virginia's highest peaks

Dark clouds gather over the Highland Scenic Highway in West Virginia.
MARLINTON, W.Va. — Traveling through a windswept landscape of spruce and cranberry, a scenic parkway that explores some of the highest elevations in West...

The name 'Old Woman Run' in West Virginia boasts a surprising...

A fog settles in the vale of Granny Creek, as seen from Old Woman Run in Braxton County near Sutton, West Virginia.
SUTTON, W.Va. — Sharp-eyed travelers visiting the historic district in downtown Sutton may observe two streams tumbling out of the hills to join the...

Here's what to do if you cross paths with a black...

A black bear hides in a thicket in rural West Virginia
MARLINTON, W.Va. — When spring is in the air in West Virginia, black bears come out of hibernation and begin a desperate search for...

The ghosts of Sliding Hill are not forgotten by an older...

HARTFORD CITY, W.Va. — Old-timers still tell of the ghosts that are said to haunt Sliding Hill in Mason County, though only the very...

Spring's pink-flowering redbud trees guided early West Virginia settlers

A redbud tree flowers on the edge of a West Virginia woodland.
HINTON, W.Va. — Blossoming across the eastern U.S. in spring, redbud trees were notably important during the settlement of the Appalachian Mountains, where they...

Sarvis Tree blossoms signal the arrival of mountain spring in W.Va.

A sarvis tree blossoms on the edge of a barnyard in Wyoming County near Twin Falls State Park.
SANDYVILLE, W.Va. — Seasons can come and go in the temperate regions of the world with many false starts, but in the Appalachian Mountains,...

Registration open for "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" spring workshop

TWIN FALLS STATE PARK, W.Va. — Registration has opened for the "Becoming An Outdoors Woman" spring workshop at Twin Falls Resort State Park on...

Preservation programs will support leasing in Thurmond ghost town

THURMOND, W.Va. — Programming through a preservation organization in West Virginia will support leasing in this historic town where the National Park Service had...

Alliance declares historic stone walls across West Virginia "endangered"

ELKINS, W.Va. — To help educate the public about the value and stability of historic stone walls, the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia has...

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