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Recreation

Welcome to the Recreation news category at West Virginia Explorer. Be sure to visit our Recreation guide for information about indoor and outdoor recreation in West Virginia.

Canaan resort to open ski area Dec. 15, skating, tubing Thanksgiving

Snow has fallen on the ski slopes at Canaan Valley Resort in the Alleghenies in northern West Virginia.
Winter has arrived in the Allegheny Mountains in northern West Virginia, and officials at Canaan Valley Resort are looking forward to opening the resort's...

2018 buck firearm season in W.Va. opens Nov. 19

The 2018 West Virginia buck firearms season will start Monday, Nov. 19 and run through Dec. 1.
The 2018 West Virginia buck firearms season begins Monday, Nov. 19, and runs through Dec. 1, according to the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources,...

Hikers exploring lost trails of the New River Gorge National River

David Sibray inspects some of the many large trees that grow along the Polls Plateau Trail.
If you're looking for new trails to tread, have I got a tip for you! Three years ago, without much fanfare, the National Park...

Wild game — a low-fat, high-protein alternative in W.Va.

Volunteers prepare deer meat to be distributed to West Virginians in need through the Hunters Helping the Hungry program. Photo courtesy W.Va. DNR.
Wild game provides a low-fat, high-protein alternative to beef or other commercial meats, says a wildlife biologist with the West Virginia Division of Natural...

“Death by Hunter,” a buck considers the approach of winter

A white-tailed buck forages during winter. Photo courtesy Annika Thierfeld.
Editor's Note: Author L.W. Oakley here considers the thoughts of a buck in the wilds of eastern North America as the hunt and winter...

Special antlerless deer hunt set for Oct. 20, Dec. 26-27

A West Virginia youth learns the operation of the bow-and-arrow. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
The first day of a three-day special antlerless deer-hunting season has been set for Oct. 20, and the second and third day for Dec....

Park Service to host meeting on climbing at New, Gauley

Climbing near New River Gorge Bridge
The National Park Service is inviting members of the public who have an interest in climbing at New River Gorge National River and Gauley...

Southern extent of tamarack highlight of Cranesville Swamp

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4pMpC4ieNw If you're a Canadian, chances are that tamaracks are nothing new. But if you're a West Virginian, you've probably never seen one. That's because...

West Virginia’s fall wild-turkey season opens Oct. 13

A wild turkey puffs up while strutting through the West Virginia forest.
West Virginia’s fall wild-turkey season opens Oct.13 — the third year that all 55 counties will have at least a one-week fall season and...

Hiking through spruce at Walter Nature Park

David Sibray hikes through a grove of Norway Spruce at Walter Nature Park in Putnam County.video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-USSOmZkMA I had the opportunity to walk the one-mile loop trail at Walter Nature Park near Winfield, West Virginia, in Putnam County, a delightful path...

DNR: autumn trout stocking pushed back to help spawn

Trout being stocked in WV State Parks
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will stock 26 streams and 11 lakes in the Mountain State with trout during the weeks of...

Eventful and colorful, October ideal for rafting in West Virginia

Raftload on Gauley River, River Expeditions
October may be the biggest month yet when it comes to whitewater rafting in West Virginia. Autumn color, Halloween fun, and the epic Bridge...

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