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New restaurant opens at Tygart Lake State Park near Grafton

The lodge restaurant at Tygart Lake State Park offers scenic views.
The lodge at Tygart Lake State Park is not only a place to stay overnight near Grafton, West Virginia. It’s now the name of...

Hanging out of ‘copter, photographer captures World Scout Jamboree

Basecamps Charlie (blue tents) and Delta (orange) extend across the James C. Justice National Scout Camp at the Bechtel Summit Reserve. (Photo Gary Hartley)
The full extent of the record-breaking 2019 World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia might be difficult to imagine, but photographer Gary Hartley was willing...

Cranberry nature center hosts family fest this weekend

The upper falls of Hills Creek tumbles over a cliff and into the ravine through which two other falls descend.
RICHWOOD, W.Va.—Families touring Cranberry Glades and the Falls of Hills Creek this weekend are in store for extra fun on Cranberry Fun Day at...

Monarch butterflies need your help at Cacapon State Park

A monarch butterfly feeds in a West Virginia meadow. Photo courtesy Kyle Glenn.
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va.—Volunteers are being recruited to help monarch butterflies by participating in Cacapon Resort State Park's monarch research study Friday, July 26, beginning...

New Deal-era community center in need of financial assistance

The historic Homestead School in the Tygart Valley is in need of financial assistance.
VALLEY BEND, W.Va.—At the heart of an experimental community established during the New Deal in West Virginia, the rescued Homestead Community Center in the...

World Scout Jamboree to crowd middle New River Gorge

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia, New River Gorge Region
BECKLEY, W.Va.—Officials at the New River Gorge National River are anticipating increased river use and shuttle traffic during the World Scout Jamboree July 22-August...

Train history, ghost town attract hundreds to Train Day

Visitors learn about railway safety at Thurmond Train Day. Photo courtesy National Park Service.Visitors learn about railway safety at Thurmond Train Day. Photo courtesy National Park Service.
Now in its sixth year, Thurmond Train Day is growing ever-more popular as visitors to the ghost town in southern West Virginia explore its...

Why you should avoid buying fireworks wrapped in brown paper

Fireworks displays in West Virginia are extremely popular.
The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents and visitors to buy and use consumer fireworks in a safe manner. Fireworks can...

Applications being accepted for McClintic waterfowl hunt

Canada geese groom at the McClintic Wildlife Management Area near Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
Waterfowl hunters who wish to hunt from a shooting station in the controlled waterfowl hunting zone of McClintic Wildlife Management Area, near Point Pleasant,...

History Alive! programs come to state parks this summer

Blennerhassett Mansion, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park
Historical figures from Mark Twain to Sacagawea will visit West Virginia state parks on weekends this summer as part of the West Virginia Humanities...

Greenbrier Valley Brewing debuts 35-Parks WV Pale Ale

Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co. will launch its 35 Parks West Virginia Pale Ale at Pipestem Resort State Park.
Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co.’s new "35 Parks WV Pale Ale" will be available at Pipestem Resort State Park beginning June 20 in celebration of...

Epic W.Va. art and craft fair at Ripley returns to July...

An artisan cuts stained glass at the Mountain State Art and Craft Fair at Ripley, West Virginia.
Organizers of the 57th annual art and craft fair at Ripley, West Virginia, have returned the landmark event to the July 4 weekend, during...

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