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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...

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...

Monarch butterflies need your help at Cacapon State Park

A monarch butterfly feeds in a West Virginia meadow. Photo courtesy Kyle Glenn.
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va.—Volunteers are being recruited to help monarch butterflies by participating in Cacapon Resort State Park's monarch research study Friday, July 26, beginning...

History Alive! programs come to state parks this summer

Blennerhassett Mansion, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park
Historical figures from Mark Twain to Sacagawea will visit West Virginia state parks on weekends this summer as part of the West Virginia Humanities...

Greenbrier Valley Brewing debuts 35-Parks WV Pale Ale

Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co. will launch its 35 Parks West Virginia Pale Ale at Pipestem Resort State Park.
Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co.’s new "35 Parks WV Pale Ale" will be available at Pipestem Resort State Park beginning June 20 in celebration of...

Canaan Valley park hosts W.Va. Day fest June 21-23

Reenactors fire during a demonstration at Canaan Valley Resort State Park.
A wide range of Civil War-themed events and craft displays has been scheduled at Canaan Valley Resort to honor the anniversary of West Virginia’s...

Zipline tours of the Bluestone Gorge open at Pipestem

A series of ziplines now leads adventurers on a remarkable canopy tour through the Bluestone River Gorge.
Pipestem Resort State Park unveiled the state’s newest aerial adventure—a series of zip-lines that lets riders soar for more than a mile above the...

West Virginia governor unveils new Elk River state park

Chelsea Ruby unveils new state park
Stressing his commitment to a diversified state economy, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice on Wednesday announced the inclusion of a new state park—a trail...

Canaan Valley Resort unveils new guided hiking program

Hikers wander among hemlock at Canaan Valley Resort State Park in Tucker County, West Virginia.
At the heart of one of the most-photographed scenic regions in West Virginia, Canaan Valley Resort this week has unveiled a new program of...

Bald eagle survey highlight of Pipestem birding weekend

Bald eagle populations are growing in West Virginia
Bald eagles—never before seen in southern West Virginia—have become inhabitants over the last decade, and naturalists at Pipestem Resort State Park are inviting the...

North Bend hosts free beekeeping program Feb. 28

A honeybee pollinates a dandelion in West Virginia
Lushly forested West Virginia is a ideally suited to the production of rich, golden honey, and North Bend State Park is fostering the industry...

Cooper’s Rock fest celebrates winter fun Feb. 9

View from Raven Rock
The eighth annual Winterfest celebration at Coopers Rock State Forest Feb. 9 provides guests free hikes, introductory courses in snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and...

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