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Canaan Valley Resort presents full weekend of Memorial Day events

Lodge at Canaan Valley Resort
Summer officially starts June 21, but Canaan Valley Resort marks the season Memorial Day with an eventful long weekend that includes hikes, wagon rides,...

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...

New state park will attract business to lower Elk River

Elk River at Queens Shoals, WV, Clay County, Heartland Region
A new state park is among the many things people in West Virginia can look forward to once the quarantine is lifted. And while...

Winter weekend at Chief Logan State Park to kick-start spring

A monarch butterfly feeds on flowers.
Has winter got you down? Perhaps a weekend of nature programming at Chief Logan State Park this weekend (January 17-19) will warm you up. A...

Songwriter's Retreat at Twin Falls state park scheduled Nov. 10-12

Restored pioneer farm at Twin Falls Resort State Park, Wyoming County, Hatfield & McCoy Region
Nationally known songwriters Jim Ritchey and Kelly Hunt will host the third annual retreat for songwriters at Twin Falls Resort State Park Nov. 10-12. The...

Prehistoric mastodon may have carried these thorny trees into W.Va.

David Sibray inspects a thorny locust tree at Spring Hill Cemetery.
CAIRO, W.Va. — With thorns the size of knives, this bizarre cousin of the black locust tree that's common throughout West Virginia might have...

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...

W.Va. state parks offer veterans discount Oct. 29-Nov. 16

Twin Falls is one of several West Virginia state parks and forests offering veteran discounts
The West Virginia State Parks system is giving back to men and women who have served in the military by offering a special discount...

W.Va. opens parks to travelers who seek shelter from Dorian

West Virginia is offering discounts on all lodge rooms, cabins, and campsites to those seeking shelter from Hurricane Dorian.
West Virginia has opened its state parks to travelers seeking shelter from Hurricane Dorian, offering a 50 percent discount on park cabins, campsites, and...

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...

Nine W.Va. state parks and natural areas host guided hikes Jan....

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Guided hikes in nine state parks and natural areas in West Virginia are being hosted on January 1, 2024, as part...

W.Va. state park superintendents complete special police training

Superintendents at 12 West Virginia state parks have received special training in law enforcement.
TWIN FALLS STATE PARK, W.Va. — Superintendents at 12 West Virginia state parks completed training in February to become certified special natural resources police...

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