Tuesday, March 20, 2018


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.

Adventures on the Gorge celebrates 10 years as leading resort

Navigating a whitewater rapid on the New River is best accomplished when paddlers work as a team, which is why 10 years ago the...

Legend of Sinking Creek cave among strangest W.Va. tales

One of the strangest tales to come across my desk in recent months is that of the legend of Sinking Creek. I can find...

Ski season still in full force at Canaan Valley resort

Though spring is on its way, it's still winter in the high Alleghenies of northern West Virginia, and skiing and tubing at Canaan Valley...

W.Va. state parks anticipate banner camping year

Campgrounds on New River, New River Gorge Region
Expecting an increased demand for campsites in 2018, staff at West Virginia state parks and forests will begin processing site reservations on Feb. 15,...

The Jug among more peculiar W.Va. geographic features

Aerial image of the Jug
Long before I'd seen it, I'd become fascinated by the idea of visiting "The Jug" on Middle Island Creek, one of the more peculiar...

“Maple Days” in W.Va. to celebrate increased production

Map of 2018 Maple Syrup Days events in West Virginia
The West Virginia Maple Syrup Producers Association has announced two statewide "Maple Syrup Days" to celebrate during the 2018 maple season, according to the...

“Winter Blues” farmers’ markets set for Charleston, Morgantown

Innovation is allowing W.Va. farmers to grow year round.
Just when it seems winter will never end, the W.Va. Department of Agriculture is hosting two farmers' markets to support growers and marketers whose...

Carrot, pumpkin, cucumber, cantaloupe break W.Va. records

Farm at Shady Spring, West Virginia, Raleigh County, New River Gorge Region
Four new produce records were established in 2017 in West Virginia, the state Department of Agriculture announced today. A carrot, cucumber, cantaloupe, and pumpkin...

Help build one of West Virginia’s chief guides to ramp fests

Fresh, cleaned W.Va. Ramps
Do you have a favorite West Virginia ramp dinner or festival you'd like to share with the public? We'd like to hear from you. Now in...

W.Va. tourism official: new rafting run spectacular (exclusive photos)

A paddler in an inflatable kayak challenges the Dries of the New River.
A new whitewater run that opens to commercial rafting in 2019 may not be a game changer, but it will certainly enhance the game...

W.Va. DNR publishes Friday and Saturday trout stockings

Friday and Saturday trout stockings will begin March 2 in waters within and near selected West Virginia state parks.
In an effort to encourage families and new anglers to enjoy fishing this spring, the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources is publishing the locations...

W.Va. small-farms, FarmHer conferences set for Feb 21-22

Farmstead near Duncan, WV, Jackson County, Mid-Ohio Valley Region
The fourteenth annual West Virginia Small Farm Conference is set to begin February 21 at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, West Virginia. “West Virginia...

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