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Harpers Ferry event explores U.S. Colored Troops

Sgt. Peter H. Butler
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park this weekend hosts a two-day commemorative event exploring the 1864 recruiting party held there for...

Trail weekend at Gorge resort attracting more participants

New River overlook at ACE Adventure Resort, New River Gorge
OAK HILL, W.Va. — Now in its eleventh year, the annual trail maintenance weekend at ACE Adventure Resort on April 26-27 is attracting more...

Forest fire burning southeast of New River Gorge Bridge

Smoke wreaths Idol Point, New River Gorge, New River Gorge National River
UPDATE (9:47 a.m., 4-24-2014): The fire that swept the wall of the New River Gorge southeast of the New River Gorge Bridge was 90...

Fort Scammon, an ideal spot for an afternoon outing

View from Fort Scammon, Charleston, West Virginia, Kanawha County, Metro Valley Region
I finally made it to Fort Scammon, a Civil War-era earthwork atop what's now Fort Hill in Charleston, West Virginia, No one died at the fort, or...

Festival season launches with a roar and a drone of bagpipes

May is strawberry season, West Virginia Strawberry Festival
Festival season in West Virginia launches in earnest in May and doesn't end until the weather grows too cold to support outdoor activities again in November. May 2014...

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Rafters plow through rapid on New River, ACE Adventure Resort
We need help spotting errors among our 380 Cities & Towns pages (some of the more-than-3,000 pages we publish), and we're providing a whitewater...

Just-spring on New River

I trekked down to the banks of the New River last week, andI was reminded of the e.e. cummings poem, which I've sharedbelow. by e.e....

Spring 2014 park specials include cabin discounts

White Trilium, Kanawha State Forest
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Birding programs, wildflower walks, and discounted cabin rates are among the spring tonics being proffered in West Virginia state parks...

State parks seek lifeguards for summer swimming areas 2014

WV Natural Resources
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- With warm weather approaching, West Virginia State Parks are looking for certified lifeguards for many of the areas that offer...

New River wildflower walks set for April 25-27

Spring Beauty
GRANDVIEW, W.Va. -- Now in its eleventh year, the New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend in southern West Virginia has become a tradition and continues...

Meet the top five monsters from the West Virginia hills

Mothman by Ted Fauster
In the late 1990s, I was asked to pen a book of West Virginia folklore. I opted instead to create my own tales based...

History of the New River Gorge important facet of rock climbing

Ruin at Lower Kaymoor, WV, Fayette County, New River Gorge National River, 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...

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