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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...

Harpers Ferry park proposes closure of Maryland Heights parking

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
National Park Service officials say that after careful consideration they propose permanently closing parking areas at Maryland Heights at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The...

Lawmaker says Congress key to halting national park demolitions

OAK HILL, W.Va. — West Virginians may need to turn to Congress to rescue historic landmarks that the National Park Service has slated for...

Kaymoor Top parking lot in New River Gorge to be resurfaced

The Kaymoor Stairs descend toward the ghost town of Kaymoor.
The parking lot for the Kaymoor and Butcher Branch trailheads in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve near Fayetteville, West Virginia, will...

National Park expressway traffic increasing at Fayetteville

Sharon Rynard says she enjoys have a full parking lot, but US-19 may now need traffic signals.
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va.—Thanks to the dramatic increase in visitation to America's newest national park, motor vehicle traffic in and around Fayetteville is building remarkably, leading...

Fire in New River Gorge in W.Va. now at 70 percent...

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — According to National Park Service officials, a forest fire that has swept over more than 2,000 acres in the New...

Parks to host 16th annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend

Rangers lead a wildflower hike in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.
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...

Harpers Ferry to reenact Christmas as celebrated in 1864

Visitors walk Potomac Street during Christmas in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — On December 3 and 4, 2022, visitors to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park are invited to explore a historical reenactment...

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...

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

Hikers at Beauty Mountain, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, 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,...

Autumn hunting regs in New River Gorge national park unchanged

Hunting is permitted in parts of the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. (Photo courtesy Julian Hanslmaier)
Hunting regulations in the newly established New River Gorge National Park & Preserve will remain unchanged for the autumn 2021 hunting season, despite the...

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...

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