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Prehistoric W.Va. was not an uninhabited hunting ground

Iroquoian-style pipe discovered at the Marmet archaeological site (46-KA-9). (Provided by Darla Spencer)
When I moved to West Virginia in 2013, just out of grad school and anxious to learn more about the local archaeology, it didn’t...

West Virginia an ideal destination for young musicians

West Virginia may be an ideal destination for many young musicians.
When you think of the arts, you might not first think of West Virginia, but the state is an ideal destination for musicians, according...

Julian, West Virginia—base camp for a mountain paradise

ATV riders navigate a muddy trail in the mountains of southern West Virginia.
Once in a while, something good economically happens in the valley of the Coal River in West Virginia, and many years back, Boone and...

Discover the top 10 whitewater destinations in West Virginia

Paddler enters pool on lower New River
No matter which class of rapids paddlers are determined to take on, West Virginia is the place to find them. Here among the Alleghenies...

Justice awards $7.4 million for trails, alternative transportation

Wonderfully walkable communities in West Virginia are getting a boost, thanks to a new round of grants.
Towns and cities in 27 counties across West Virginia are being provided with funds to build and improve sidewalks, lighting, and rail trails. West Virginia...

Snowshoe Mountain to open for summer season July 2

The sun sets over the Allegheny Mountains as seen from Snowshoe Mountain.
It's finally stopped snowing in the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia—in time for officials at Snowshoe Mountain Resort to unveil a modified schedule of...

Wear life jackets while boating, swimming in lakes, streams

Boaters in West Virginia are required to wear life vests on the water. (Photo: Razvan Chisu)
As the summer boating season approaches, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding members of the public to wear life jackets while...

Stonewall Resort in W.Va. launches phased reopening

Visitors boat and board on the waterfront at Stonewall Resort at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park.
Stonewall Resort in north-central West Virginia has begun reopening resort and state park amenities following recent rules and guidelines established by Governor Jim Justice. The...

State Parks offer 30 percent lodging discount to W.Va. residents

State-managed parks and forests in West Virginia are offering state residents discounts of 30 percent on overnight stays in cabins, campgrounds, and lodge rooms...

State Park cabins, lodges, camping opening for in-state guests

The Glade Creek Gristmill at Babcock State Park has become an icon of West Virginia rurality.
Overnight facilities in West Virginia's state parks and forests closed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus will start reopening to state residents...

WVU professor says trail use up, thanks to pandemic

Hikers trek into a spruce forest in the West Virginia highlands.
A West Virginia University researcher says exercising on local rail trails has doubled during the pandemic and is safe as long as people use...

Built in 1800, historic New River Gorge landmark for sale

The large veranda along the front of the tavern is among the architectural highlights noted in the landmark's nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
A national historic landmark built in 1800 near the northern end of the New River Gorge in West Virginia is for sale. (View the...

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