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.

Trail weekend at Gorge resort attracting more participants

New River overlook at ACE Adventure Resort, New River Gorge
OAK HILL, W.Va. — Now in its eleventh year, the annual trail maintenance weekend at ACE Adventure Resort on April 26-27 is attracting more...

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...

Spring 2014 may be ideal for family fishing in West Virginia

Trout taken from Glade Creek
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Springtime is a good time to take the family fishing, says a West Virginia wildlife biologist. The spring of 2014 may...

Video: Tunnels on North Bend trail offer cool respite in summer

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Searching for a refuge from summer heat? If swimming isn't you're thing, perhaps a jog through one of the tunnels along the North Bend...

Parks celebrate Canoe Day; Beech Fork offers group paddle

A youth canoes at Beech Fork State Park.
Officials in the West Virginia state park system are encouraging visitors to celebrate National Canoe Day June 26 by taking a canoe or kayak...

Trails are vital to economic development in West Virginia

Gary Morefield at Ship Rock, Beckley, West Virginia, Raleigh County, New River Gorge Region
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Trail building has proven a vital economic development tool in the U.S. in recent years. In West Virginia, where outdoor recreation has...

Hike on Alice Knight Trail leads to beloved W.Va. waterfall

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHISh1sHq3I I could hardly have chosen a more sweltering afternoon on which to hike the Alice Knight Memorial Trail — a 1.1-mile loop that follows...

More seniors engaging in W.Va. farmer’s market program

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Participation in the USDA's Senior Farmers Market Nutrient Program increased in West Virginia in 2007, underscoring the value of farmers markets in terms of...

ACE launches first New River raft trip of 2014 Saturday

Rafters plow through rapid on New River, ACE Adventure Resort
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- ACE Adventure Resort will launch the first New River whitewater rafting trip of its 2014 season at noon Saturday, according to...

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...

Bands to raft New River with premium ticket holders June 3

Rafters plow through rapid on New River, ACE Adventure Resort
If you love music as much as whitewater rafting, now's your chance to purchase tickets for the three-day Mountain Music Festival at ACE Adventure...

Conaway stocking suspended until dam repairs are completed

Conaway Run Lake forms behind an inpoundment in the Conaway Run Lake Wildlife Management Area.
Trout stocking at Conaway Run Lake in Tyler County has been suspended until repair work to the dam is completed, the Division of Natural...

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