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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...

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...

Cacapon State Park to host ghost-story campfire Aug. 11

Cacapon River, Potomac Branches Region
Cacapon Resort State Park will host West Virginia native and professional storyteller Adam Booth Aug. 11 for a family friendly evening of campfire ghost...

North Bend offers outdoor skills programs July 21

Adventurers participating in the Quest program gather at North Bend State Park.
Rangers at North Bend State Park on July 21 will helps guests learn new outdoors skills, offering introductory courses in backpacking, geocaching, and backcountry camping....

Chief Logan State Park dedicates its first cabins July 16

New cabin at Chief Logan State Park
The West Virginia State Parks system on July 16 will dedicate three new cabins at Chief Logan State Park in Logan County during a...

Canaan resort launches mountaineer wilderness skills workshops

Guests at Canaan Valley State Park make ready for a hike on one of the resort's many trails.
Visitors to Canaan Valley Resort in the highlands of northeastern West Virginia are learning the fundamentals of wilderness living from experts in the field,...

Blennerhassett Island to debut classical garden party June 23

Re-enactors stroll the grounds of the Blennerhassett Mansion on Blennerhassett Island.
Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will debut an early 19th century-style garden party June 23 at the park’s recently restored Blennerhassett Pleasure Garden. The party...

Historic Berkeley Springs spa offers loyalty card for patrons

Waders soak in a pools a Berkeley Springs State Park in Bath, West Virginia.
The historic spa at Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, is introducing a loyalty-card program to accommodate regular patrons of its bathhouses, according to spa officials. One...

New restaurant opening at Hawks Nest State Park

Overlook of New River at Hawks Nest State Park, Ansted, WV, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
Featuring stunning views of the New River Gorge, The Vista Restaurant at Hawks Nest State Park has opened under park management, the W.Va. Division...

Little Beaver lake nominated to ‘mom-approved” list

Little Beaver Lake is being numbered in a nationwide list of mom-approved parks.
The lake at Little Beaver State Park has been nominated one of the best places to go for family-friendly fishing and boating in West...

Five W.Va. state parks great for beating summer heat

Blennerhassett Mansion, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Parkersburg, WV, Wood County, Mid-Ohio Valley Region
I can't think of a West Virginia state park that wouldn't be ideal for a summer getaway. Many boast swimming pools and streams that...

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