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Attractions

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Blennerhassett Island to debut classical garden party June 23

Re-enactors stroll the grounds of the Blennerhassett Mansion on Blennerhassett Island.
Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will debut an early 19th century-style garden party June 23 at the park’s recently restored Blennerhassett Pleasure Garden. The party...

Mysterious Ferguson’s Rock becomes Beckley attraction

Ferguson's Rock, of unknown origin, is located on the lawn of Wildwood at Beckley, W.Va.
Questions may always surround a mysterious inscribed boulder that's the become the subject of a preservation effort for a group of historians in Raleigh...

Historic Berkeley Springs spa offers loyalty card for patrons

Waders soak in a pools a Berkeley Springs State Park in Bath, West Virginia.
The historic spa at Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, is introducing a loyalty-card program to accommodate regular patrons of its bathhouses, according to spa officials. One...

New restaurant opening at Hawks Nest State Park

Overlook of New River at Hawks Nest State Park, Ansted, WV, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
Featuring stunning views of the New River Gorge, The Vista Restaurant at Hawks Nest State Park has opened under park management, the W.Va. Division...

Biologists find success restoring trout in eastern panhandle

Biologist Brandon Keplinger (center) works with staff to restore trout populations.
Biologists with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources have released fingerling brook trout into a tributary of the Cacapon River with the help...

Little Beaver lake nominated to ‘mom-approved” list

Little Beaver Lake is being numbered in a nationwide list of mom-approved parks.
The lake at Little Beaver State Park has been nominated one of the best places to go for family-friendly fishing and boating in West...

Five W.Va. state parks great for beating summer heat

Blennerhassett Mansion, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Parkersburg, WV, Wood County, Mid-Ohio Valley Region
I can't think of a West Virginia state park that wouldn't be ideal for a summer getaway. Many boast swimming pools and streams that...

Needleseye park at Oak Hill now open to hikers, climbers

Hiker at Needles Eye
Climbers and hikers are welcome to begin exploring a 300-acre park under construction near the New River Gorge that includes more than two miles...

National parks in so. W.Va. attract more than 1.3 million

Hikers at Beauty Mountain, New River Gorge National River, New River Gorge Region
National parks in southern West Virginia attracted more than 1.3 million visitors in 2017 and added more than $78 million to the local economy,...

Month of May ideal for high whitewater on New River

Rafters plunge into a West Virginia rapid
Perhaps no month is as ideal as May for whitewater rafting on the New River in West Virginia, if high water and big waves...

Fayetteville insurer specializing in historic W.Va. properties

Ben Morgan visits a historic W.Va. property
Developers in West Virginia are turning more often to preservation projects as investments, according to an insurer who's specializing in the insurance of historic...

St. Albans wildflower hike includes multiple programs

A trillium blossoms at St. Albans City Park
Participants in the fifth annual wildflower walk April 7 at Saint Albans City Park in Saint Albans, West Virginia, are invited to join in...

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