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Heron Festival set for Oct. 14 at Beech Fork State Park

Heron at Beech Fork State Park
Beech Fork State Park near Huntington, W.Va., will host its 2017 Heron Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14. A celebration of one of the park's most...

Construction at Tygart Valley Lake to extend boating season

Boats dock at Tygart Valley Lake State Park, West Virginia
A major upgrade to the boating facilities at Tygart Lake State Park will begin this fall, according to park superintendent Jim Browning. Construction is tentatively...

Canaan Valley park gearing up for brilliant Allegheny autumn

Officials at Canaan Valley are expecting a vivid Allegheny autumn in West Virginia
One of the most lofty resort-parks in the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia, Canaan Valley State Park is gearing up for a vivid autumn,...

Eleven W.Va. state parks will offer eclipse celebrations

Eleven West Virginia state park will celebrate the near-total solar eclipse that will darken most of the country the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 21. Visitors to...

North Bend offers kayak, rappel, mtn.-bike courses June 10

Encouraging visitors to try new outdoor activities, rangers at North Bend State Park this weekend are offering introductory courses in kayaking, rappelling, mountain biking. Park...

West Virginia state parks offer lodging discount June 4-11

West Virginia Cabin Lodging
Now that school is out, West Virginia state parks and forests are offering early summer lodging specials to help visitors enjoy even more hiking,...

“Cool” June events beckon guests to Canaan Valley Resort

Panorama of Canaan Valley
From a festival dedicated to avian species of the Alleghenies to a two-day celebration of native Irish road bowling, many "cool" opportunities beckon travelers to the...

Bluestone State Park reopened following high water on lake

UPDATE (May 31, 2017): Bluestone State Park has reopened following its closure over Memorial Day weekend. Due to high water from flooding on Bluestone...

Blackwater Falls hosts second annual Cardboard-and-Duct-Tape Boat Race

Blackwater Falls at Blackwater Falls State Park
Blackwater Falls State Park is taking its trademark winter Cardboard-and-Duct-Tape sled race to the water May 27 in its second annual Cardboard-and-Duct-Tape Boat Race. As...

Pipestem State Park hosts pet adoption festival May 27

Pets at Pipestem State Park
Pipestem Resort State Park on May 27 will host a pet adoption festival featuring  rescue groups and services from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

Cacapon State Park presents Sacagawea program May 26

Sacagawae crossing Cacapon River
Sacagawea, who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition into the West in 1805, has inspired countless enduring myths and legends and will be...

9.5-mile hike planned at Pipestem state park May 27

Tram at Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem, WV, Summers County, Bluestone Region
Hikers up for a challenge are invited to join in a free 9.5-mile trek at Pipestem Resort State Park on May 27, part of the...

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