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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.

Month of May ideal for high whitewater on New River

Rafters plunge into a West Virginia rapid
Perhaps no month is as ideal as May for whitewater rafting on the New River in West Virginia, if high water and big waves...

Burning Rock ATV park near Beckley to reopen May 2

ATV enthusiast, Burning Rock ATV Trails, Sophia, WV, Hatfield & McCoy Region
Officials at Burning Rock Off-Road Park near Beckley, West Virginia, today announced a May 2 reopening under new ownership and featuring a new and...

Spring rafting trips perennially popular among college students

Ohio State U. students gather for a group portrait after a rafting trip with River Expeditions
While for some folks April and May might seem too cool for a whitewater-rafting trip, college students don't mind at all and account for...

Governor signs bill to allow Sunday hunting on public lands in...

Turkey hunting, Fayette County, Adventures on the Gorge
The West Virginia governor signed Senate Bill 451 Thursday to permit Sunday hunting on public lands following its overwhelming passage during the recent legislative...

DNR expands W.Va. Gold Rush trout stockings by 20 waters

Your chances of striking gold during the special West Virginia Gold Rush trout stockings April 2-6 have increased. Due to growing interest and excitement,...

Arizona elk to be released in Logan County, W.Va.

Fifty-one elk completed their journey from Arizona and were released into a holding facility in Logan County earlier this month, the W.Va. Division of...

Spring ideal season to engage in West Virginia botanical events

A yellow spring flower blossoms on an Allegheny ridge top.
I believe one of the best things about living in West Virginia is the opportunity to experience its cycles of growth. Whether in the...

Park Service to host meeting regarding rock climbing

Young climber at New River Gorge, New River Gorge National River, Adventures on the Gorge
The National Park Service will host a meeting on rules and regulations for climbing activities at New River Gorge National River and Gauley River...

Piney Creek trails attracting dozens daily; trail map unveiled

Hikers explore a trail in the Grey Flats Trail System at Beckley, W.Va.
Hikers, bikers, and runners in growing numbers are venturing onto woodland trails in the new Piney Creek Trail System near Beckley, West Virginia, according...

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...

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