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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.

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...

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

Photographer of iconic New River Gorge photo found

The sun sets beyond the New River Gorge Bridge in southern West Virginia. (Photo courtesy Wendy Parks Scott)
For more than a year after this iconic photograph of the New River Gorge hit social media, West Virginia Explorer editor David Sibray spent countless...

Powell Mountain Goat beloved inhabitant of central West Virginia

Powell Mountain Goat, Nicholas County
Photojournalist Anne Johnson on May 1 stopped on the flank of Powell Mountain in central West Virginia to visit its regionally famous inhabitant -- a...

Harpers Ferry rangers to lead strenuous May 8 hike to Split...

Rangers with the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will lead a particularly strenuous hike to Split Rock on the Loudoun Heights Trail May 8,...

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