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Saddle in New Creek Mountain, Mineral County, Potomac Branches Region

Tale of Devil’s Saddle ideal for autumn night’s recitation

This tale of a young girl's encounter with a supposed witch in the Potomac River highlands has inspired readers since it was penned by...
Twin Falls is one of several West Virginia state parks and forests offering veteran discounts

W.Va. state parks offer veterans discount Oct. 29-Nov. 16

The West Virginia State Parks system is giving back to men and women who have served in the military by offering a special discount...
A black bear hides in a thicket in rural West Virginia

State to poll residents regarding black bears in W.Va.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is conducting a study of state residents’ opinions on and attitudes toward black bears and black bear...
Snowboarders overlook the Canaan Valley from Canaan Valley Resort.

Skating, snow tubing at Canaan resort to open for Thanksgiving

Snow tubing and ice skating at Canaan Valley Resort will open briefly for Thanksgiving in November then reopen December 15 for the ski season,...
Heron at Beech Fork State Park

Heron Festival set for Oct. 14 at Beech Fork State Park

Beech Fork State Park near Huntington, W.Va., will host its 2017 Heron Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14. A celebration of one of the park's most...
Skiers cavort at Canaan Valley Resort in West Virginia

Snow-making at Canaan Valley ski area increased by 20 percent

A year after doubling its snow-making capacity, Canaan Valley Resort ski area near Davis, West Virginia, is increasing its capabilities by another 20 percent,...