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Harpers Ferry and nearby national parks to cull deer herds

Maryland Heights, rises above the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
The National Park Service will conduct deer management at national park areas at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and in nearby Virginia and Maryland through...

Three must-see attractions in the New River Gorge National Park

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia, New River Gorge Region
Visiting America's newest national park? There are countless trails to walk, rocks to climb, and streams to paddle, but there are three places every...

Clean Juice juice bar opens off I-79 at Bridgeport, W.Va.

Clean Juice has opened its newest location on I-79 at Bridgeport, West Virginia.
Residents of Bridgeport, West Virginia, and visitors passing through on I-79 have a new go-to spot at which to boost their health in a...

W.Va. expands wildlife management areas in northwest

The Hughes River wanders through northwestern West Virginia, connecting several new wildlife management areas.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources over the last two years has added more than 31,200 acres to the state's public lands in...

W.Va. State U. promoting Hatfield-McCoy ATV tourism

UTVs gather at the Ashland Resort in McDowell County.
Chris Zeto’s everyday duties range from community outreach and marketing assistance to explaining the history of the pepperoni roll. An extension agent for West Virginia...

Autumn hunting regs in New River Gorge national park unchanged

Hunting is permitted in parts of the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. (Photo courtesy Julian Hanslmaier)
Hunting regulations in the newly established New River Gorge National Park & Preserve will remain unchanged for the autumn 2021 hunting season, despite the...

New River Gorge National Park officials warn to expect crowds

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia, New River Gorge Region
Summer operating hours at the newly dedicated New River Gorge National Park and Preserve will go into effect on June 12, and park officials...

Canaan Valley hosts reenactments, outdoor adventure June 18-20

Battle Reenactment at Canaan Valley Resort
In the highest mountain valley in the eastern U.S., the Canaan Valley, Canaan Valley Resort will celebrate the history of the Mountain State and...

Job fair at Pipestem Resort State Park set May 11

Park guests fish the Bluestone River at Pipestem Resort State Park
The West Virginia State Parks system will host an on-site and virtual job fair at Pipestem Resort State Park on May 11 to recruit...

Smoke at new national park at Grandview no cause for concern

A member of the fire management team at Grandview tends a prescribed burn.
Smoke and flame rising from the central region of America's newest national park later this spring should not be cause for concern, park officials...

Boone County student chronicles vacation in West Virginia

Lilly Bias and a friend ride an innertube on Summersville Lake in south-central West Virginia.
Editor's Note: Boone County adventure-tourism student Lilly Bias spent a week on the road with her family discovering West Virginia. Here's what she thought...

Historians work to divine mysteries of old West Virginia tavern

Sibray (left) and Burdette explore stonework and hewn timbers in one of the tavern rooms.
A room built from a boat. Folk art from the Civil War. A carving that appears to predate all else by a century. The...

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