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New River Gorge Bridge not only record bridge in national park

The McDonald Bridge is the highest on the U.S. Interstate Highway System.
GRANDVIEW, W.Va. — The world-renowned New River Gorge Bridge isn't the only record-breaking high bridge in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve...

Unique, nearly Canadian environment found at Cranberry Glades

Boardwalk at the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area allows visitors to observe bog wildlife.
HILLSBORO, W.Va. — Five hundred miles south of the Canadian muskegs, visitors to the highest mountains in West Virginia may be surprised to find...

New River Gorge one of nine national parks with no admission...

The New River Gorge Bridge spans the New River Gorge near Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in southern West Virginia is one of nine U.S. national parks with no...

New River Gorge ranks among best national parks in autumn

The New River Gorge Bridge spans an autumn wonderland.
OAK HILL, W.Va.—America's newest national park now also ranks among the best national parks in the U.S. for fall foliage, according to Best Life...

Road closures and delays at Grandview area of New River Gorge

Main Overlook at Grandview, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, New River Gorge Region
GRANDVIEW, W.Va. — Visitors to the Grandview area of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in southern West Virginia should expect temporary...

Farm at Twin Falls recalls authentic Appalachian landscape

Pioneer Farm at Twin Falls Resort State Park
PINEVILLE, W.Va. — What did an authentic Appalachian pioneer farm of the 1800s look like? Perhaps there's no better place to find out than...

Preservation funding workshop set for W.Va. tourism projects

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—In search of funding for a historical tourism project? Two West Virginia agencies are working together to help tourism initiatives fund historic preservation...

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

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

Dolly Sods among most remarkable regions in West Virginia

Hikers ascend the Allegheny Front at Dolly Sods in northeastern West Virginia.
DAVIS, W.Va.—The Dolly Sods Wilderness is part of the Monongahela National Forest in the Allegheny Mountains. It is arguably one of the most remarkable...

Powerhouse near Beckley found eligible for national register

The landmark Raleigh Coal and Coke Co. powerhouse has been found eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
RALEIGH, W.Va.—A landmark industrial building near Beckley, West Virginia, has been determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The former powerhouse...

National Park expressway traffic increasing at Fayetteville

Sharon Rynard says she enjoys have a full parking lot, but US-19 may now need traffic signals.
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va.—Thanks to the dramatic increase in visitation to America's newest national park, motor vehicle traffic in and around Fayetteville is building remarkably, leading...

FACT CHECK: Is the New River one of few rivers that...

Sandstone Falls, Summers County, New River Gorge Region
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va.—Repeated enough, hearsay can morph into what would seem fact, despite the evidence. The New River is a good case in point. "The...

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