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North Bend offers outdoor skills programs July 21

Adventurers participating in the Quest program gather at North Bend State Park.
Rangers at North Bend State Park on July 21 will helps guests learn new outdoors skills, offering introductory courses in backpacking, geocaching, and backcountry camping....

Chief Logan State Park dedicates its first cabins July 16

New cabin at Chief Logan State Park
The West Virginia State Parks system on July 16 will dedicate three new cabins at Chief Logan State Park in Logan County during a...

Blair Mountain battlefield returned to National Register

Miners gather at a coal mining camp after a surrender at Blair Mountain, now on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo courtesy W.Va. Archives
Blair Mountain, the site of the largest labor uprising in U.S. history, has been added again to the National Register of Historic Places, according...

Canaan resort launches mountaineer wilderness skills workshops

Guests at Canaan Valley State Park make ready for a hike on one of the resort's many trails.
Visitors to Canaan Valley Resort in the highlands of northeastern West Virginia are learning the fundamentals of wilderness living from experts in the field,...

Blennerhassett Island to debut classical garden party June 23

Re-enactors stroll the grounds of the Blennerhassett Mansion on Blennerhassett Island.
Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will debut an early 19th century-style garden party June 23 at the park’s recently restored Blennerhassett Pleasure Garden. The party...

Mysterious Ferguson’s Rock becomes Beckley attraction

Ferguson's Rock, of unknown origin, is located on the lawn of Wildwood at Beckley, W.Va.
Questions may always surround a mysterious inscribed boulder that's the become the subject of a preservation effort for a group of historians in Raleigh...

Historic Berkeley Springs spa offers loyalty card for patrons

Waders soak in a pools a Berkeley Springs State Park in Bath, West Virginia.
The historic spa at Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, is introducing a loyalty-card program to accommodate regular patrons of its bathhouses, according to spa officials. One...

New restaurant opening at Hawks Nest State Park

Overlook of New River at Hawks Nest State Park, Ansted, WV, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
Featuring stunning views of the New River Gorge, The Vista Restaurant at Hawks Nest State Park has opened under park management, the W.Va. Division...

Biologists find success restoring trout in eastern panhandle

Biologist Brandon Keplinger (center) works with staff to restore trout populations.
Biologists with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources have released fingerling brook trout into a tributary of the Cacapon River with the help...

Little Beaver lake nominated to ‘mom-approved” list

Little Beaver Lake is being numbered in a nationwide list of mom-approved parks.
The lake at Little Beaver State Park has been nominated one of the best places to go for family-friendly fishing and boating in West...

Five W.Va. state parks great for beating summer heat

Blennerhassett Mansion, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Parkersburg, WV, Wood County, Mid-Ohio Valley Region
I can't think of a West Virginia state park that wouldn't be ideal for a summer getaway. Many boast swimming pools and streams that...

Needleseye park at Oak Hill now open to hikers, climbers

Hiker at Needles Eye
Climbers and hikers are welcome to begin exploring a 300-acre park under construction near the New River Gorge that includes more than two miles...

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