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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...

State Parks seeks public comment on new Beech Fork lodge

Campers lodge in idyllic coves at Beech Fork State Park.
A public comment meeting that concerns a proposed 75-room lodge and conference center to be developed near the Beech Fork Dam and Recreation Area...

State Fair of W.Va. broke record food, carnival sales in 2019

The midway at the State Fair of West Virginia rages with color at dusk at Fairlea, West Virginia.
Good weather and gate specials helped the State Fair of West Virginia reach record food and carnival sales in 2019, according to Kelly Collins,...

Shepherd hosts annual Appalachian Heritage fest Sept 20-28

The Gravy Soppers perform at the Appalachian Heritage Festival at Shepherd University.
(NOTE: The time of the movie on September 20 has been changed to 7 p.m. and the final event, storytelling with Adam Booth and...

W.Va. opens parks to travelers who seek shelter from Dorian

West Virginia is offering discounts on all lodge rooms, cabins, and campsites to those seeking shelter from Hurricane Dorian.
West Virginia has opened its state parks to travelers seeking shelter from Hurricane Dorian, offering a 50 percent discount on park cabins, campsites, and...

New paranormal expo central to Monongahela Valley

A student at Morgantown, West Virginia, stands transfixed under a street light.
As any student who attends West Virginia University at Morgantown can tell you, there's an air of mystery that grows over the Monongahela Valley...

Epic "Fright Nights" near Beckley expands into five large attractions

An actor portrays at ghoul during Fright Nights at The Resort at Glade Springs.
In its tenth year, the hugely popular Fright Nights haunt near Beckley, West Virginia, has been expanded into five attractions and has been relocated...

Unique Mothman Festival expected to break attendance records

Fans of the Mothman wander Main Street during the Mothman Festival at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
Organizers of the annual Mothman Festival at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, say they're expecting record visitation on the weekend of September 21 as interest...

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...

North Bend State Park hosts 52nd annual Nature Wonder Weekend

A park ranger demonstrates fire-pit cooking at North Bend State Park near Cairo, West Virginia
North Bend State Park’s Nature Wonder Weekend—North America’s premier and longest-running wild foods event—will celebrate its 52nd year Sept. 20-22. “Participants this year will learn...

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...

New restaurant opens at Tygart Lake State Park near Grafton

The lodge restaurant at Tygart Lake State Park offers scenic views.
The lodge at Tygart Lake State Park is not only a place to stay overnight near Grafton, West Virginia. It’s now the name of...

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