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Peregrine chicks take flight at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — According to National Park Service officials, three peregrine falcon chicks have successfully taken their first flights from the cliffs of...

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...

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...

New River Gorge one of nine national parks with no admission...

The New River Gorge Bridge spans the New River Gorge near Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in southern West Virginia is one of nine U.S. national parks with no...

New River Gorge national park depot gets a historical facelift

The restored railroad station in the Thurmond National Historic District includes a season park visitor center.
THURMOND, W.Va. — One of the best-known historic structures in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in southern West Virginia has undergone...

New River Gorge national park in West Virginia now attracting more...

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The fantastic recreational opportunities in the New River Gorge in West Virginia are no longer a secret. Since becoming one of...

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...

Park service may shuttle visitors while Potomac bridge is repaired

The footbridge over the Potomac at Harpers Ferry was damaged during a derailment (at left). NPS Photo: Autumn Cook
National Park Service officials may consider shuttling hikers and visitors between Harpers Ferry and Maryland Heights while a bridge over the Potomac River there...

New exhibit at Harpers Ferry tracks evolution of Camp Hill

Camp Hill at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (WV)
Rangers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on May 26 will open a new exhibit that explores the evolution of the park's lofty Camp...

Four must-see attractions in the New River Gorge National Park

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia, New River Gorge Region
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va.—Visiting America's newest national park? There are countless trails to walk, rocks to climb, and streams to paddle, but there are four places...

Road closures and delays at Grandview area of New River Gorge

Main Overlook at Grandview, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, New River Gorge Region
GRANDVIEW, W.Va. — Visitors to the Grandview area of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in southern West Virginia should expect temporary...

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...

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