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Weird W.Va. wonder "Ice Mountain" open to tours by arrangement

NORTH RIVER MILLS, W.Va.— One of West Virginia's most fascinating natural wonders, Ice Mountain, where winter ice can be found lingering in crevices until...

Surprising facts about W.Va.'s quintessential biscuit restaurant

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Known for its made-from-scratch biscuit sandwiches, Tudor’s Biscuit World has been a staple of Appalachian cuisine since it first opened and...

American glass museum attracting tourists to Weston, West Virginia

More than 14,000 pieces of glass on display at the American Glass Museum at Weston, West Virginia.
WESTON, W.Va. — Minutes away from one of West Virginia’s most popular tourist destinations—The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum—one of the most extensive glass museums in...

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...

This scenic parkway explores some of West Virginia's highest peaks

Dark clouds gather over the Highland Scenic Highway in West Virginia.
MARLINTON, W.Va. — Traveling through a windswept landscape of spruce and cranberry, a scenic parkway that explores some of the highest elevations in West...

America's newest national park could suffer historical demolitions

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. – Unable to secure funds to sustain them, the National Park Service has announced plans to demolish more than 30 structures...

Dos and don'ts of building an overlook in your W.Va. community

David Sibray enjoys at view of the New River at Grandview
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Communities across West Virginia are turning to their scenic potential to bolster local economies. They've discovered that beauty spots attract tourists...

"Almost Heaven" swing attracting unusual traffic to Bluestone Lake

HINTON, W.Va. — A single swing placed on an overlook along Bluestone Lake in southern West Virginia is significantly impacting tourism at the popular...

Purchase preserves increased habitat in the Canaan Valley in West Virginia

DAVIS, W.Va. — An almost 2,000-acre property purchased by The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia is preserving habitat adjoining the Canaan Valley National Wildlife...

Largest tree in West Virginia rises along Wheeling Creek

David Sibray considers the mossy trunk of the largest tree in West Virginia. (Photo: Alfred Clark)
When George Washington first visited Point Pleasant in present-day West Virginia in 1770 he discovered a sycamore that measured 44 feet and 10 inches...

Storied West Virginia monument stands forgotten in the woods

GEORGE TOWN, W.Va. — Finding the monument on a map is difficult enough. Finding it in the steep woodlands is even more challenging. But...

Monongahela National Forest sets opening dates for recreation sites

September view at Dolly Sods Wilderness, Tucker County, Allegheny Highlands Region
ELKINS, W.Va. — Officials at the Monongahela National Forest have announced the 2024 opening dates for developed recreation sites across the 921,000-acre forest in...

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