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North Bend offers kayak, rappel, mtn.-bike courses June 10

Encouraging visitors to try new outdoor activities, rangers at North Bend State Park this weekend are offering introductory courses in kayaking, rappelling, mountain biking. Park...

Foundation to establish black history museum in Huntington

Memphis Tennessee Garrison House
The Huntington home of one of West Virginia's pioneer black educators and civil-rights activists is being developed as a museum, according to officials at...

West Virginia state parks offer lodging discount June 4-11

West Virginia Cabin Lodging
Now that school is out, West Virginia state parks and forests are offering early summer lodging specials to help visitors enjoy even more hiking,...

Chelsea Ruby: What makes West Virginia #AlmostHeaven to me

Chelsea Ruby
West Virginians—and everyone who loves West Virginia—I have a small but very important favor to ask: This month, take a few minutes to tell...

Drive on Highland Scenic Highway part of Monongahela celebration

Vintage photo from Highland Scenic Highway
Officials with the Monongahela National Forest are encouraging the public to participate in Scenic Drive Day at the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center on Saturday,...

"Cool" June events beckon guests to Canaan Valley Resort

Panorama of Canaan Valley
From a festival dedicated to avian species of the Alleghenies to a two-day celebration of native Irish road bowling, many "cool" opportunities beckon travelers to the...

Birds of Prey summer program returns to W.Va. State Parks

Wendy Perrone cares for raptors
Three Rivers Avian Center will present its popular “Wings of Wonder – Birds of Prey” program at 12 West Virginia state parks in summer 2017, introducing audiences...

More than 25,000 expected to attend Vandalia 2017

Vandalia Gathering 2017
An estimated 25,000 are expected to turn out this weekend to celebrate regional culture at the West Virginia capitol during the 41st annual Vandalia...

Greater Huntington launches second summer of weekday family fun

Children enjoy discounted rides at Camden Park
Coming off its successful first year, Greater Huntington launches its second season of weekday family festivities during "Funington" in June and July. The region-wide program...

New Hatfield-McCoy museum includes world's largest collection of feud artifacts

The new Hatfield-McCoy Country Museum at Williamson, West Virginia, on the Kentucky border, features the world's largest collection of artifacts of the world-famous Appalachian...

Bluestone State Park reopened following high water on lake

Bluestone Lake on New River extends into the mountains near the Virginia border.
UPDATE (May 31, 2017): Bluestone State Park has reopened following its closure over Memorial Day weekend. Due to high water from flooding on Bluestone...

Princeton street fair growing in attendance, set for June 10

Buzz about the Celebrate Princeton! Street Fair is growing
Set for June 10, the Celebrate Princeton! Street Fair in Princeton, West Virginia, continues to grow in attendance, attracting thousands of visitors to the...

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