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Daytripper helps launch waterfalls directory

Brush Creek Falls near Pipestem
Daytripper magazine has agreed to sponsor the launch of a new directory of waterfalls at WVExplorer.com. The magazine based in Lewisburg, W.Va., will help provide...

Sponsor a page at West Virginia Explorer!

Chapel at Rippling Waters Campground
Sponsoring a page at WVExplorer.com is a great way to recognize a friend or loved one while sharing your love for the Mountain State....

Late summer was busy time for native W.Va. inhabitants

Ostenaco prepares for council on New River, West Virginia
SANDSTONE,  W.Va. -- Native inhabitants of what would become West Virginia were preparing in late summer for the onslaught of winter -- the subject of a...

Vagabond chef finds fertile ground in upper Ohio Valley

WHEELING, W.Va. -- After years spent in cafes and kitchens across the West, blogging chef Matthew Welsch has returned to his native Ohio Valley,...

2014 ginseng season opens Sept. 1.

Ginseng ready for harvest in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia’s 2014 ginseng harvest will open Monday, Sept. 1, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 30, according to Leslie Fitzwater Smithson,...

Dublin Irish Festival 2014

Map of Dublin Irish Festival 2014
Every year for more than a decade West Virginia Explorer contributor Blair Frier has documented the Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio, through exceptional...

Free fishing weekend (June 7-8) to boost travel

This weekend (June 7-8) is free fishing weekend in West Virginia -- that time of year when anglers can fish without a license and...

Music festival to attract 1,500 to the New River Gorge

Mountain Music Festival 2014
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- More than 1,500 spectators are anticipated to attend a three-day concert that opens a new festival ground in the New River...

Trails Weekend at North Bend offers expanded events

Discovery at North Bend State Park, Ritchie County
Few parks in West Virginia enjoy the status North Bend has attained for hiking and biking, so it's little surprise that 500 guests are...

New designation for Mon' forest announced

Afternoon at Dolly Sods Wilderness, Monongahela National Forest, National Parks
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia state forester Randy Dye today praised a new federal designation for the Monongahela National Forest designed to allow the...

Disc-golf course opens at Wine Cellar Park in Dunbar

Caveman eyes the eighth basket, Wine Cellars Park
DUNBAR, W.Va. -- More than 40 Frisbee enthusiasts helped inaugurate the new disc-golf course at Wine Cellar Park today on the first leg of...

Rhubarb on the menu at historic Capon Springs

Rhubarb pie served at Capon Springs & Farms
Late May is rhubarb season in the Cacapon Valley, and the kitchen staff at Capon Springs & Farms, a resort that specializes in tradition,...


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