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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...

Wizard Weekend in Fayetteville brews up magical family fun

Fayetteville will transform into a magical village during Wizard Weekend.
This weekend's Wizard Weekend in Fayetteville, West Virginia, seems ideally suited to the character of the whimsical town on the rim of the New...

Butterfly garden programs set at Cacapon Resort this weekend

Great Cacapon Mountain rises behind Cacapon State Park Lodge on a winter day. (Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce)
Though the forecast calls for a snowy mix, many visitors at Cacapon Resort State Park this weekend will be planning summer butterfly gardens during...

Snowshoe sets lineup for annual Ballhooter music festival

Snowshoe Mountain has set its lineup for the annual Ballhooter Music Festival March 13-15, 2020.
Spring skiing, free concerts, and a vibrant nightlife have conspired to make the annual Ballhooter Festival at Snowshoe Mountain popular with visitors from across...

Mastodons may have carried thorny locust trees to W.Va.

Uncommon in West Virginia, thorny honey locust trees may have been brought to the state by mastodons.
The thorny cousin of the common black locust tree might have arrived in what's now West Virginia by mastodon, according to a naturalist who's...

Winter weekend at Chief Logan State Park to kick-start spring

A monarch butterfly feeds on flowers.
Has winter got you down? Perhaps a weekend of nature programming at Chief Logan State Park this weekend (January 17-19) will warm you up. A...

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