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Purchase preserves increased habitat in the Canaan Valley in West Virginia

DAVIS, W.Va. — An almost 2,000-acre property purchased by The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia is preserving habitat adjoining the Canaan Valley National Wildlife...

Dos and don'ts of building an overlook in your W.Va. community

David Sibray enjoys at view of the New River at Grandview
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Communities across West Virginia are turning to their scenic potential to bolster local economies. They've discovered that beauty spots attract tourists...

Boat tours transport sightseers to view of New River Gorge Bridge

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Sightseers in search of a view of the world-famous New River Gorge Bridge — though without the challenges of whitewater rafting...

This scenic parkway explores some of West Virginia's highest peaks

Dark clouds gather over the Highland Scenic Highway in West Virginia.
MARLINTON, W.Va. — Traveling through a windswept landscape of spruce and cranberry, a scenic parkway that explores some of the highest elevations in West...

Monongahela National Forest sets opening dates for recreation sites

September view at Dolly Sods Wilderness, Tucker County, Allegheny Highlands Region
ELKINS, W.Va. — Officials at the Monongahela National Forest have announced the 2024 opening dates for developed recreation sites across the 921,000-acre forest in...

New River Gorge national park in West Virginia now attracting more...

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The fantastic recreational opportunities in the New River Gorge in West Virginia are no longer a secret. Since becoming one of...

Visitation increased in 2023 for all national park sites in southern...

Glen Jean, W.Va. — According to park officials, visitation increased across the board at all three national park sites in southern West Virginia in...

Islands in the Ohio River in West Virginia are a Noah's...

Anglers boat on the Ohio River near Parkersburg, West Virginia.
WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. — Hidden in plain sight, the islands in the Ohio River in West Virginia are a Noah's Ark for wildlife that has...

Storied West Virginia monument stands forgotten in the woods

GEORGE TOWN, W.Va. — Finding the monument on a map is difficult enough. Finding it in the steep woodlands is even more challenging. But...

Mysterious Ferguson's Rock feature of historic road in southern West Virginia

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Questions may always surround a mysterious boulder in southern West Virginia inscribed with the characters "S. Ferguson F. County 1814." Long known...

Extraordinary Beartown State Park a classroom for West Virginia geology

Visitors stroll the boardwalks at Beartown State Park in southeastern West Virginia.
DROOP, W.Va. — Among the smallest state parks in West Virginia, 110-acre Beartown State Park is nevertheless among its most fascinating. For decades, it's...

Elk visitor center and viewing tower are coming to southern W.Va.

LOGAN, W.Va. — The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources is reviewing bids for constructing an elk viewing tower and visitor center to be built...

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