Sunday, September 22, 2019


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New River Gorge resort unveils new festival ground

Map showing new ACE Festival Ground
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- Set to open with an inaugural concert June 6-7, the new 12,500-capacity festival ground at ACE Adventure Resort has been designed...

New campground on New River will boost local travel

Diagram of Meadow Creek Campground
MAY 12, 2014 -- Its construction delayed by a hard winter, the new flagship campground for the New River Gorge National River, located near...

Eight waterfalls to visit this summer in West Virginia

Lower Falls on Glade Creek
West Virginia is home to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the eastern U.S. Most will have weakened by June, when many of us...

Pipestem introduces season pass to outdoor performances

2014 Pipestem Season Pass
Fans of Pipestem Resort State Park and outdoor entertainment may wish to invest in a season-long amphitheater pass being provided for the first time. Sixteen varied...

Guests not likely to notice Canaan management transfer

View from ski lift at Canaan Valley State Park, Tucker County, Allegheny Highlands Region
The July 1 transfer of management of Canaan Valley Resort State Park to a second hospitality-management company won't likely result in obvious changes, according...

W.Va. park courses offering expanded access packages

Golfers tee off at Pipestem Resort State Park
Three state park golf courses in West Virginia are providing guests full-season 2014 passes that include lodge stays, meal discounts, and access to other...

Forest fire burning southeast of New River Gorge Bridge

Smoke wreaths Idol Point, New River Gorge, New River Gorge National River
UPDATE (9:47 a.m., 4-24-2014): The fire that swept the wall of the New River Gorge southeast of the New River Gorge Bridge was 90...

Fort Scammon, an ideal spot for an afternoon outing

View from Fort Scammon, Charleston, West Virginia, Kanawha County, Metro Valley Region
I finally made it to Fort Scammon, a Civil War-era earthwork atop what's now Fort Hill in Charleston, West Virginia, No one died at the fort, or...

Just-spring on New River

I trekked down to the banks of the New River last week, andI was reminded of the e.e. cummings poem, which I've sharedbelow. by e.e....

State parks seek lifeguards for summer swimming areas 2014

WV Natural Resources
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- With warm weather approaching, West Virginia State Parks are looking for certified lifeguards for many of the areas that offer...

Tell us about your 2019 West Virginia ramp feast or festival

Freshly dug ramps
West Virginia Explorer has unveiled its new Guide to Ramp Feasts & Festivals, but our work is not yet done.  Visit our guide to...

Carnifex Tunnel to close, deemed irreparably unsafe

Carnifex Tunnel, Gauley River National Recreation Area
Long a highlight of a trek along a remote reach of the Meadow River in the Gauley River National Recreation Area, the Carnifex Tunnel...

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