Friday, May 24, 2019


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Gov. Justice: Pipestem state park to add zip-line, canopy tours

Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel and Gov. Jim Justice announce an $11 million investment in new outdoors adventures coming to Pipestem Resort State Park in 2019.
Governor Jim Justice today announced an $11-million investment package for Pipestem Resort State Park that will include new outdoor-adventure infrastructure and updated park accommodations. Beginning...

West Virginia’s endangered properties list to open year-round

Historic Reeds Mills stands along Second Creek in Monroe County.
There's often no time to waste when rescuing a historic landmark, which is why West Virginia's Preservation Alliance is expanding its endangered-properties program to...

Country cemeteries in W.Va. were once shady retreats

A headstone sales in a sea of periwinkle near Grandview, West Virginia (WV).
Strolling through a country cemetery, historian David Rotenizer spies something he's been looking for in the grass. "Just as I suspected," he says, crouching...

Monarch subject of North Bend park program Jan. 18-20

The monarch is West Virginia's official state butterfly.
The habits of West Virginia's butterfly population, including the state butterfly, the monarch, will be the theme of North Bend State Park’s annual Winter...

Seven West Virginia state parks and forests to host Jan. 1...

More than 100 hikers showed up for a First Day Hike at Kanawha State Forest. Photo by Kenny Kemp for the West Virginia Gazette provided by the W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
It's time to make New Year's resolutions, and seven West Virginia state parks and forests are inviting people to join a First Day Hike...

Restaurant space opens in Huntington’s Heritage Station

Heritage Station at Huntington, West Virginia, includes houses the region's chief visitor center as well as a gift shop and restaurant.
The Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau is requesting proposals from qualified restaurateurs to take over approximately 1,604 square feet of restaurant space in the...

Entrance fees at Harpers Ferry to increase January 1

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will increase its entrance fees in 2019 and 2020 as part of the National Park Service’s efforts to address...

New W.Va. state parks gift cards include eight bonus coupons

Restored pioneer farm at Twin Falls Resort State Park, Wyoming County, Hatfield & McCoy Region
The ultimate gift for a West Virginia state park fanatic, park system gift-cards for 2019 include eight bonus coupons for park amenities if purchased...

Cacapon growth to boost Berkeley Springs spas, dining, shopping

Cacapon State Park Lodge, Morgan County, Eastern Panhandle Region
The expansion of facilities at Cacapon Resort State Park is expected to have a promising impact on tourism at nearby Berkeley Springs, a resort...

Wheeling Heritage to enlist community help in choosing mural

Wheeling Heritage is enlisting the community to help choose mural for Kossuth Park.
Wheeling Heritage is asking artists to share their vision of Wheeling, West Virginia, for a mural to be installed in the city's Kossuth Park,...

Cook’s Old Mill centerpiece of a historic landscape

Cook,s Old Mill welcomes visitors at Greenville West Virginia.
It's rare that I have the opportunity to show my daughters a back-road attraction in West Virginia that they haven't seen before. They've joined...

Slide Show: 11 must-see waterfalls in West Virginia

Wolf Creek Falls drops over a ledge in its descent into the New River Gorge near Fayetteville, West Virginia.
West Virginia is a paradise for waterfall hunters: Perhaps no other state in the eastern U.S. can boast as many falls, as few others...

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