Thursday, March 22, 2018


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W.Va. state parks anticipate banner camping year

Campgrounds on New River, New River Gorge Region
Expecting an increased demand for campsites in 2018, staff at West Virginia state parks and forests will begin processing site reservations on Feb. 15,...

Reputedly haunted portrait spooking visitors at W.Va. museum

This haunting portrait of "Annie" is spooking visitors at a museum in Moundsville, West Virginia.
Of more than 400 artifacts collected in this museum of the paranormal in West Virginia's "city of the dead," one is attracting more attention...

The Jug among more peculiar W.Va. geographic features

Aerial image of the Jug
Long before I'd seen it, I'd become fascinated by the idea of visiting "The Jug" on Middle Island Creek, one of the more peculiar...

Four romantic W.Va. venues ideal for a Valentine’s dining experience

The Hillbrook Inn & Spa in Charles Town on a snow evening
I believe West Virginia was made for romance, and I can think of no better Valentine's Day weekend adventure than one spent dining after...

Mountain Music Festival adds rafting, zip-lining options

BIG Something performs at Mountain Music Festival
Now in its fifth year, West Virginia's fast-growing Mountain Music Festival, scheduled for May 31-June 2, is adding zip-lining and whitewater rafting to its...

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Raftload on Gauley River, River Expeditions
Sign up for the West Virginia Explorer newsletter by February 28, 2018, and be entered to win a whitewater rafting adventure trip for two in...

National parks in southern W.Va. reopen after partial shutdown

Stretcher Neck on New River, New River Gorge Nation River, New River Gorge Region
UPDATE Jan. 23, 2018: Following the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley...

Winter weekend at North Bend State Park to highlight ’60s

Visitors dine at North Bend State Park circa 1965
Scheduled for the weekend of Jan. 19-21, the annual Winter Wonder Weekend this year at North Bend State Park will feature hiking, crafts, and...

Museum renovation at Chief Logan park to highlight history

Chief Logan
Visitors to Chief Logan State Park’s museum near Logan, West Virginia, will enjoy enhanced services and expanded hours when renovations to the popular attraction...

B&O Railroad completed to Wheeling on Jan. 1, 1853

Railroad architecture at Grafton, WV, Taylor County, Monongahela Valley Region
On January 1, 1853, the first train arrived in Wheeling, West Virginia, (then Virginia) on the newly completed Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the first...

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Skiers cavort at Canaan Valley Resort in West Virginia
Sign up for the West Virginia Explorer newsletter by January 15, 2018, and be entered to win a two-day, two-night ski getaway at Canaan...

Brewery’s “Giving Tap” to benefit Greenbrier Valley non-profits

That High Country Revival plays Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co.
The Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co. has designated a "Giving Tap" program in its tap room near Lewisburg, West Virginia, proceeds from which will be...

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