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Maryland Heights Trail closes weekdays for tree maintenance

Maryland Heights, as seen from Loudon Heights, rises at the southern terminous of South Mountain at the Potomac River.
One of America's favorite hiking trails will be closed weekdays through mid-October while diseased trees are removed, according to officials from the National Park...

Allstadt’s Corner donated to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

The Allstadt House and Ordinary has been added to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
Nearly 160 years after John Brown raided the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, the National Park Service is welcoming the gift of another 13...

Shepherd Civil War Center to host Antietam Battlefield presentation

Shepherd University will host Kevin Pawlak, author of “Antietam National Battlefield.”
Shepherd University’s George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War will host a presentation by alumnus Kevin Pawlak on his new...

World Scout Jamboree to crowd middle New River Gorge

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia, New River Gorge Region
BECKLEY, W.Va.—Officials at the New River Gorge National River are anticipating increased river use and shuttle traffic during the World Scout Jamboree July 22-August...

Train history, ghost town attract hundreds to Train Day

Visitors learn about railway safety at Thurmond Train Day. Photo courtesy National Park Service.Visitors learn about railway safety at Thurmond Train Day. Photo courtesy National Park Service.
Now in its sixth year, Thurmond Train Day is growing ever-more popular as visitors to the ghost town in southern West Virginia explore its...

Part of scenic New River Gorge road closed through July

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia, New River Gorge Region
Visitors to New River Gorge National River who wish to travel the winding scenic route beneath the New River Gorge Bridge will be required...

Parks to host 16th annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend

Rangers lead a wildflower hike in the New River Gorge National River.
Rangers and naturalists at seven parks in southern West Virginia will lead guided wildflower hikes on woodland trails April 26-28 during the 16th annual New River...

Entrance fees at Harpers Ferry to increase January 1

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will increase its entrance fees in 2019 and 2020 as part of the National Park Service’s efforts to address...

National parks in so. W.Va. attract more than 1.3 million

Hikers at Beauty Mountain, New River Gorge National River, New River Gorge Region
National parks in southern West Virginia attracted more than 1.3 million visitors in 2017 and added more than $78 million to the local economy,...

Park Service to host meeting regarding rock climbing

Young climber at New River Gorge, New River Gorge National River, Adventures on the Gorge
The National Park Service will host a meeting on rules and regulations for climbing activities at New River Gorge National River and Gauley River...

Park Service prepares for prescribed burns at New River Gorge

National Park Service staff manage a prescribed burn at the New River Gorge.
Fire managers for the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia are preparing for four prescribed fires between February 25 and May 31,...

National parks in southern W.Va. reopen after partial shutdown

Stretcher Neck on New River, New River Gorge Nation River, New River Gorge Region
UPDATE Jan. 23, 2018: Following the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley...

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