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New state park will attract business to lower Elk River

Elk River at Queens Shoals, WV, Clay County, Heartland Region
A new state park is among the many things people in West Virginia can look forward to once the quarantine is lifted. And while...

NPS to close restrooms, campgrounds in southern W.Va.

New River from Thunder Buttress, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
The National Park Service will temporarily close its restrooms and campgrounds on the New, Gauley, and Bluestone rivers in southern West Virginia in response...

Governor closes park, forest campgrounds in state system

The falls of Mash Fork drop over a ledge in Camp Creek State Park.
West Virginia state park and forest campgrounds, as well as the scenic overlooks at Coopers Rock and Blackwater Falls, have been closed, according to...

West Virginia launches online guide to operating restaurants

West Virginia has launched an interactive dining guide to help customers find restaurants.
The West Virginia Tourism Office has launched an online guide to dining to promote restaurants in the Mountain State that are operating during the...

NPS to close Canyon Rim Visitor Center in face of virus

The sun sets beyond the New River Gorge Bridge in southern West Virginia. (Photo courtesy Wendy Parks Scott)
Officials at the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia will temporarily close the Canyon Rim Visitor Center, its primary visitor contact facility,...

Green Day Hikes set at 10 West Virginia state parks

Children frolic during a Green Day Hike, now a landmark spring in event in West Virginia State Parks.
To celebrate early spring and Saint Patrick’s Day, ten West Virginia state parks and forests will host Green Day Hikes in mid-March, according to...

Weekend trout stockings return to state parks this spring

State parks across West Virginia will begin stocking trout this weekend.
To encourage families and would-be anglers to take up fishing, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has announced the dates and locations of...

Park service may shuttle visitors while Potomac bridge is repaired

The footbridge over the Potomac at Harpers Ferry was damaged during a derailment (at left). NPS Photo: Autumn Cook
National Park Service officials may consider shuttling hikers and visitors between Harpers Ferry and Maryland Heights while a bridge over the Potomac River there...

Culinary events hosted at Stonewall Resort through March

Guests gather on a summer evening at Stonewall Resort.
Early spring is sure to be great for foodies in north-central West Virginia, where Stonewall Resort is set to host three culinary events in...

South Charleston becoming a top W.Va. dining destination

A couple dines at Cafe Appalachia, a favorite new eatery in South Charleston.
A growing foodie's paradise, South Charleston, West Virginia, may now boast the highest concentration of international restaurants in the Mountain State, according to some...

West Virginia mountain community spearheads animal rescue

A kitten peers out from behind a flowerpot in West Virginia. (Photo courtesy Sindy Strife)
Would-be pets are among the victims of decline in the coalfields of southern West Virginia, but one community in Mingo County has managed to...

Freddie to make official W.Va. Groundhog Day prediction

French Creek Freddie, a favorite resident of the W.Va. Wildlife Center, will offer his advice on the weather this weekend.
West Virginia's official weather-predicting mammal, French Creek Freddie, will be roused out of his winter slumber at the West Virginia Wildlife Center this Sunday...

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