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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.

Summit hosts world’s largest off-road series Oct. 12-13

Adam McGill will race in West Virginia at the all-new venue of Summit Bechtel Reserve.
The world’s largest off-road motorcycle and ATV racing series will hold its inaugural Grand National Cross Country at the Summit Bechtel Reserve near Beckley,...

Snowshoe Mountain to open ski areas November 22

Families gather in the village atop Snowshoe Mountain in eastern West Virginia.
Making more snow than ever before, Snowshoe Mountain will open for skiing and snowboarding on November 22, weather permitting. Overnight temperatures are already dipping into...

Cool autumn weather could super-charge Gauley River rafting

Rafters with River Expeditions stop for a group photo at Sweets Falls on the Gauley River. (Photo: RaftingInfo.com)
The return of autumn could result in an end-of-season boom for whitewater rafting on the Gauley River, the legendary West Virginia destination for paddling...

2019 fall turkey season in West Virginia opens Oct. 12

A wild turkey wanders a sunlit glade.
West Virginia’s fall wild turkey season opens Oct. 12. All 55 counties will have at least a one-week fall season, according to the West...

Big game in W.Va. to be checked through electronic system

White-tailed deer in West Virginia
Big-game hunting season is on the approach in West Virginia, and officials are reminding hunters that they must field-tag and electronically check their harvest. Field...

Five reasons West Virginia town has become yoga destination

Candace Evans leads a yoga course at Fayetteville, West Virginia.
Long a mecca for hiking, biking, climbing, and paddling vacations, Fayetteville is gaining attention nationally as an ideal destination for yoga retreats. The town of...

Governor amends dry-weather ban to permit some campfires

Fireside on vacation with River Expeditions
Due to dry weather conditions, Gov. Jim Justice last week restricted outdoor burning in West Virginia, but today amended his proclamation to allow for...

Ask Levi: What are good subjects for a fall hike with...

Backroad in Mercer County, Bluestone Region
Dear Levi: We'd like to take our grandchildren on an autumn leaf hike. What are some points we can make about the fall leaf...

National Trailfest to attract record ATV fans Oct. 10-14

ATVs parade through Gilbert, West Virginia, during National Trailfest.
More than 5,000 ATV enthusiasts are expected to visit Gilbert, West Virginia, this October during National Trailfest, now one of the nation's largest all-terrain...

Statewide meetings will discuss trout management

An angler in West Virginia shows off his catch, a rainbow trout.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will hold six public meetings with anglers and the general public in late September and October to...

Archery seasons for bear, boar, and deer open Sept. 28

Archery and crossbow hunting continue to be popular in West Virginia.
West Virginia's archery and crossbow seasons for bear, boar, and white-tailed deer opens Saturday, Sept. 28, amid sustained strong interest in the sport, according...

What if I meet a wild bear in the woods in...

A young black bear peers out from a thicket.
Dear Levi: Black bears—I've read about them. They're increasing in population in West Virginia. What should I do if I see one when I'm...

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