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.

W.Va. officials gear up for free fishing weekend June 10-11

West Virginia officials are gearing up for the state's annual Free Fishing Weekend, June 10-11, during which residents and non-residents may fish in West Virginia...

The striking beauty of lightning photography in West Virginia

Lightning on Dolly Sods. Photo courtesy Anne Johnson
It begins with an errant wind on a balmy day. Leaves on trees turn upward, revealing their silvery undersides, and a rolling cushion of cloud...

Chelsea Ruby: What makes West Virginia #AlmostHeaven to me

Chelsea Ruby
West Virginians—and everyone who loves West Virginia—I have a small but very important favor to ask: This month, take a few minutes to tell...

“Cool” June events beckon guests to Canaan Valley Resort

Panorama of Canaan Valley
From a festival dedicated to avian species of the Alleghenies to a two-day celebration of native Irish road bowling, many "cool" opportunities beckon travelers to the...

Applications being accepted for South Branch dove hunt

Mourning doves perch on a branch
Hunters of mourning doves who wish to participate in a controlled hunt at South Branch Wildlife Management Area in Hardy County have until midnight...

New trail to historic mill ruin to open Saturday in Beckley

Hikers visit falls at Beckley Mill, Beckley, Raleigh County
Officials in Beckley, West Virginia, on Saturday will open a new hiking trail to provide access to the ruins of the mill established by...

Ag department hosts Beef-for-Fathers’-Day event in Charleston

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture will host its annual Beef-for-Fathers'-Day event June 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Capitol Market...

West Virginia hunters harvest 11,539 spring turkeys in 2017

West Virginia DNR Districts
Spring turkey hunters harvested 11,539 gobblers in 2017, an increase of more than 11 percent over the 2016 harvest, according to preliminary numbers provided...

W.Va. brewery names new beer after famous local ghost

Grave of the Greenbrier Ghost, Zona Heaster Shue
Officials at the Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company announced today the unveiling of a new beer created in honor of the legendary ghost of Zona...

9.5-mile hike planned at Pipestem state park May 27

Tram at Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem, WV, Summers County, Bluestone Region
Hikers up for a challenge are invited to join in a free 9.5-mile trek at Pipestem Resort State Park on May 27, part of the...

Migratory Bird Day being celebrated May 13 at Coopers Rock

Overlook at Coopers Rock State Forest
The Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia will celebrate Morgantown Migratory Bird Day on May 13 at Coopers Rock State Forest, according to forest officials. The celebration...

Harpers Ferry presents heirloom gardening program

Harpers Ferry, WV
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend its heirloom gardening program "City Farming: Food in the Backyard" on Saturday and Sunday,...

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