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Largest tree in West Virginia rises along Wheeling Creek

David Sibray considers the mossy trunk of the largest tree in West Virginia. (Photo: Alfred Clark)
When George Washington first visited Point Pleasant in present-day West Virginia in 1770 he discovered a sycamore that measured 44 feet and 10 inches...

Second craft beverage summit on tap for Oct. 23 in Fairmont

A craft beer waits a thirsty patron at a West Virginia brewery.
The Robert C. Byrd Institute and the West Virginia Food-and-Farm Coalition will present the second “Craft: A Farm-to-Bottle Summit” Oct. 23 in Fairmont, West...

Scenic Hills Creek in W.Va. belies geologic secrets

The lower falls of Hills Creek for many years was practically inaccessible to all but the most intrepid waterfalls hunters.
Hills Creek in Pocahontas County is more than just a pretty stream. Its waterfalls have won fame world over, but there's more to the...

Historic Jenny Gap tunnel once stolen by a railroad

David Sibray peers into the Jenny Gap Tunnel near Lester, West Virginia, in Raleigh County.
Railroad companies in the early 1900s bored six tunnels through Guyandotte Mountain, and all but one have since been closed and sealed. By far...

October pow-wow in Tucker County moves, expands

The Five River Campground extends along the valley of the Cheat River north of Parsons, West Virginia.
To accommodate a larger attendance, the inaugural gathering of Native Americans for song and dance on the Cheat River on October 5-6 has been...

Nightmare attraction shadowed real life Mad Butcher horror

A dismemberment diagram sometimes associated with the Mad Butcher. (Image courtesy Melody Bragg)
Perhaps one of the most frightening aspects of the "Nightmare on the Gorge" haunted house attraction near Oak Hill, West Virginia, is that a...

W.Va. Historic Preservation Awards winners announced

The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
In advance of Saturday's annual preservation awards banquet in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia today announced the winners of its...

Six West Virginia parks to offer guided autumn hikes

The White Hollow Trail descends through Kanawha State Forest near Charleston, West Virginia.
Autumn is an ideal season for woodland walks and, to celebrate, six West Virginia state parks and forests are offering guided hikes with park...

Farm at Twin Falls recalls authentic Appalachian landscape

Pioneer Farm at Twin Falls Resort State Park
What did an authentic Appalachian pioneer farm look like? Perhaps there's no better place to find out than at Twin Falls Resort State Park...

Hunting and Fishing Days set Sept. 21-22 at Stonewall Jackson

A youth learns to cast at Stonewall Resort State Park. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
West Virginia’s annual celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days is returning to Stonewall Jackson Resort State Park on Sept. 21-22, 2019 according to...

West Virginia's largest maker festival set for Oct. 4

Exhibitors explain their craft at the West Virginia Makes Festival.
Makers of all ages will compete for cash prizes and bragging rights Oct. 4 during West Virginia’s largest maker festival on the Huntington campus...

Guided tours lead hikers through elk management area

An elk bellows in a glade in the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area.
How fares the Mountain State's new herd of free-range elk? Hikers will have an opportunity to find out in September and October during a...

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