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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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.

A black bear hides in a thicket in rural West Virginia

State to poll residents regarding black bears in W.Va.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is conducting a study of state residents’ opinions on and attitudes toward black bears and black bear...
Snowboarders overlook the Canaan Valley from Canaan Valley Resort.

Skating, snow tubing at Canaan resort to open for Thanksgiving

Snow tubing and ice skating at Canaan Valley Resort will open briefly for Thanksgiving in November then reopen December 15 for the ski season,...
Skiers cavort at Canaan Valley Resort in West Virginia

Snow-making at Canaan Valley ski area increased by 20 percent

A year after doubling its snow-making capacity, Canaan Valley Resort ski area near Davis, West Virginia, is increasing its capabilities by another 20 percent,...
Autumn color peaks along on Sully Road in rural Randolph County. Photo courtesy Rick Burgess

Autumn leaf change in West Virginia well underway

The autumn leaf change has peaked in West Virginia's highest elevations and is sweeping quickly toward the lowlands, according to tourism officials across the...
Biologists are predicting a good season for small-game trappers and hunters.

Small-game hunting seasons in W.Va. commence mid-October

Hunting and trapping seasons for small game in West Virginia will commence in mid-October, and wildlife biologists with the state Division of Natural Resources...

Plentiful autumn mast in W.Va. should influence hunting for years

The production of acorns, apples, walnuts, and hickory nuts is significantly higher than in 2016 and will have noticeable effects on the 2017–2018 hunting...