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History of the New River Gorge important facet of rock climbing

Ruin at Lower Kaymoor, WV, Fayette County, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, New River Gorge Region
The New River Gorge is one of the most popular single-pitch climbing destinations in the eastern United States. High quality sandstone and proximity to...

Tell us about your West Virginia ramp feast or festival

A mess of ramps has been gathered for cooking in the photo by Daniel Coe.
West Virginia Explorer has unveiled its new Guide to Ramp Feasts & Festivals, but our work is not yet done.  Visit our guide to...

WVExplorer celebrates 100K pageviews over four days

WVExplorer team learns of record traffic
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- I and other developers at West Virginia Explorer would like to thank the sponsors, advertisers, visitors, and everyone else who helped...

Join WVExplorer prehistoric landmarks initiative!

Exploring Shawnee Park Mound near Dunbar, West Virginia, for Prehistoric Landmarks Initiative
Burial mounds, mysterious carvings, inexplicable stone walls -- relics of the prehistoric past are found throughout West Virginia, but perhaps too few people know...

Carnifex Tunnel to close, deemed irreparably unsafe

Carnifex Tunnel, Gauley River National Recreation Area
Long a highlight of a trek along a remote reach of the Meadow River in the Gauley River National Recreation Area, the Carnifex Tunnel...

Spring 2014 may be ideal for family fishing in West Virginia

Trout taken from Glade Creek
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Springtime is a good time to take the family fishing, says a West Virginia wildlife biologist. The spring of 2014 may...

Introducing the 5 most haunted places in W.Va.

Old penitentiary at Moundsville, WV, Marshall County, Northern Panhandle Region
The Travel Channel ranks two West Virginia landmarks among the most haunted in the United States, but ghost hunters know there are many more....

Wildflowers on track for spring 2014 in West Virginia

Redbud in blossom near Far, West Virginia, Wetzel County, Northern Panhandle Region
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Spring wildflowers are on track for a timely blossom in West Virginia, according to staff at state and national parks. Unseasonable temperatures...

ACE launches first New River raft trip of 2014 Saturday

Rafters plow through rapid on New River, ACE Adventure Resort
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- ACE Adventure Resort will launch the first New River whitewater rafting trip of its 2014 season at noon Saturday, according to...

"Country Roads" to be adopted as an official state song

Paddlers on Shenandoah River, Eastern Panhandle Region
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia this week formalizes the adoption of "Take Me Home, Country Roads," as an official state song, according to a...

The Devil's Tea Table: Lore and Geology at Little Creek Park

David Sibray visits the Devil's Teatable at Little Creek Park in South Charleston, West Virginia.
I can think of few better sites for demonstrating what geologists call tea-table erosion than the Devil's Tea Table at Little Creek Park at...

National park visits push +$51 million into southern W.Va.

Paddlers on New River near Quinnimont, WV, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. -- More than one million visitors toured national park areas in southern West Virginia in 2012, spending more than $51 million...

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