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Agencies, farmers markets to present state park dinners

Farm on Jordan Run Road, Grant County, Rick Burgess, Potomac Branches Region
Three state agencies have partnered with the W.Va. Farmers Market Association to host eight farm-to-table dinners in West Virginia state parks. Each will take...

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park pilots cashless fee collection

Tourists walk Potomac Street in Harpers Ferry. West Virginia
HARPER'S FERRY, W.Va. — Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia has instituted a three-month pilot program to collect...

Five reasons West Virginia town has become yoga destination

Candace Evans leads a yoga course at Fayetteville, West Virginia.
Long a mecca for hiking, biking, climbing, and paddling vacations, Fayetteville is gaining attention nationally as an ideal destination for yoga retreats. The town of...

Chief Logan State Park dedicates its first cabins July 16

New cabin at Chief Logan State Park
The West Virginia State Parks system on July 16 will dedicate three new cabins at Chief Logan State Park in Logan County during a...

West Virginia Airbnb hosts earned $10 million in 2018

The Barn Loft in Fayetteville, WV
Airbnb.com announced today that its West Virginia host community earned a combined $10 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 90,000 guests in 2018. "This...

Beyond the D.C. lights, bobcats roam the eastern West Virginia hills

A bobcat perches on a tree limb in the mountains of West Virginia. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — On the western edge of the D.C. metro, elusive bobcats roam the darkness in the hills of West Virginia. Biologists would...

Park Service to host meeting on climbing at New, Gauley

Climbing near New River Gorge Bridge
The National Park Service is inviting members of the public who have an interest in climbing at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve...

"Worm Moon of March" lore is accurate, says West Virginia gardener

FLAT TOP, W.Va. — Worms are already making their presence known in the upper layers of the soil in early March, says a West...

Volunteers needed to staff Grandview visitor center over summer

Visitor Center at Grandview, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
The National Park Service is recruiting volunteers to assist in staffing its visitor center at Grandview, near Beckley, West Virginia, this summer in the...

Glenville, state partnership creates forestry certification programs

W.Va. Division of Forestry Forester Jesse King instructs students.
Glenville State College in partnership with the West Virginia Division of Forestry is offering forestry certifications as part of the school's expanding Forest Technology...

Community rallies for W.Va. Renaissance fest following fire

Fire consumes a barn at the West Virginia Renaissance Festival grounds.
Following a fire that destroyed a remarkable centerpiece of the new West Virginia Renaissance Festival, community leaders in the Greenbrier Valley are rallying to...

W.Va. flatwater trail commission set to build connections

A kayaker leisurely paddles on a West Virginia flatwater trail.
Established a year ago, West Virginia’s flatwater trail commission is moving forward to connect resources for the state’s 14 water trails, including 88 miles...


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