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Dolly Sods roads close for winter '22-'23 beginning Jan. 3

Ice and snow lay thick at the Allegheny Front at Dolly Sods.
PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Roads leading through Dolly Sods in northern West Virginia will close to motor vehicles for the winter beginning on January 3,...

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...

Cranberry nature center hosts family fest this weekend

Crowds gather at the Cranberry Mountain Natural Center in Pocahontas County.
RICHWOOD, W.Va.—Families touring Cranberry Glades and the Falls of Hills Creek this weekend are in store for extra fun on Cranberry Fun Day at...

Monongahela National Forest plans prescribed burns in fall, winter

ELKINS, W.Va. — Staff at the Monongahela National Forest in eastern West Virginia plan to conduct prescribed burns and pile burns in Greenbrier, Pocahontas,...

Monongahela National Forest unveils logo for Christmas tree

Spruce forests in the Monongahela National Forest will provide the nation's 2023 Christmas Tree.
Officials with the U.S. Forest Service have unveiled a new logo designed to commemorate the 2023 Capitol Christmas Tree, which will be harvested from...

Monongahela National Forest to begin trout, bridge, bike projects

The Monongahela National Forest has received $1,092,000 million in funding from the Great American Outdoors Act to support three projects in the Allegheny Mountains...

Cranberry Mountain Nature Center hosts native orchid tour

MARLINTON, W.Va. — Officials at the Monongahela National Forest are inviting the public to visit the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center for its annual Native...

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...

Celebrate Scenic Drive Day June 4 at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center

RICHWOOD, W.Va. — Officials with the Monongahela National Forest in eastern West Virginia are inviting motorists to explore the forest highlands during National Scenic...

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...

Beauty of Hills Creek in West Virginia veils geologic secrets

The lower falls of Hills Creek for many years was practically inaccessible to all but the most intrepid waterfalls hunters.
Hills Creek in Pocahontas County is more than just a pretty stream. Though its waterfalls have won fame the world over, there's more to...

Dolly Sods Wilderness Stewards seeks volunteers for trail work

In the Allegheny Mountains, Dolly Sods has been a project of The Nature Conservancy of West Virginia.
A volunteer group that helps maintain the scenic Dolly Sods Wilderness in northern West Virginia is looking for additional volunteers to help maintain its...

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