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Attractions

Welcome to the Attractions news directory at West Virginia Explorer. Be sure to visit our Attractions Travel Guide for more information about attractions in West Virginia.

West Virginia seeks public input for statewide river otter project

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources has launched a citizen science project to identify the distribution of river otters across...

Historic mill at Morgantown, W.Va., attracting visitors in summer

EASTON, W.Va. — Hidden in a small wooded valley within the busy municipality of Morgantown, West Virginia, the historic steam-powered Easton Roller Mill roars...

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...

Old country cemeteries in Appalachia were shaded rather than grassy

David Sibray at cemetery in West Virginia
GRANDVIEW, W.Va. — Trees once shaded country cemeteries in Appalachia. As a practical matter, they were not covered in grassy lawns, which would have...

Cranberry Mountain Nature Center hosts native orchid tour

MARLINTON, W.Va. — Officials at the Monongahela National Forest are inviting the public to visit the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center for its annual Native...

Monongahela National Forest to begin trout, bridge, bike projects

The Monongahela National Forest has received $1,092,000 million in funding from the Great American Outdoors Act to support three projects in the Allegheny Mountains...

"Almost Heaven" swing attracting unusual traffic to Bluestone Lake

HINTON, W.Va. — A single swing placed on an overlook along Bluestone Lake in southern West Virginia is significantly impacting tourism at the popular...

"100 Things" author reveals her favorite West Virginia destination

CHARLESTON, W.V. — Travel writer Melody Pittman, co-author of 100 Things To Do In West Virginia Before You Die, has explored as much of...

Celebrate Scenic Drive Day June 4 at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center

RICHWOOD, W.Va. — Officials with the Monongahela National Forest in eastern West Virginia are inviting motorists to explore the forest highlands during National Scenic...

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...

U.S. Capitol to go W.Va. wild-and-wonderful this holiday season

ELKINS, W.Va. — The U.S. Capitol is going wild and wonderful this Christmas as West Virginia comes to the fore as the nation's forest...

Purchase preserves increased habitat in the Canaan Valley

DAVIS, W.Va. — An almost 2,000-acre property purchased by The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia will preserve habitat adjoining the Canaan Valley National Wildlife...

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