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Friday, April 19, 2019

Hikers exploring lost trails of the New River Gorge National River

David Sibray inspects some of the many large trees that grow along the Polls Plateau Trail.
If you're looking for new trails to tread, have I got a tip for you! Three years ago, without much fanfare, the National Park...

Southern extent of tamarack highlight of Cranesville Swamp

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4pMpC4ieNw If you're a Canadian, chances are that tamaracks are nothing new. But if you're a West Virginian, you've probably never seen one. That's because...

Hiking through spruce at Walter Nature Park

David Sibray hikes through a grove of Norway Spruce at Walter Nature Park in Putnam County.video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-USSOmZkMA I had the opportunity to walk the one-mile loop trail at Walter Nature Park near Winfield, West Virginia, in Putnam County, a delightful path...

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...

Needleseye park at Oak Hill now open to hikers, climbers

Hiker at Needles Eye
Climbers and hikers are welcome to begin exploring a 300-acre park under construction near the New River Gorge that includes more than two miles...

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...

Six W.Va. state parks hosting Jan. 1 hikes

Hemlock roots at Blackwater Falls State Park
Six state parks in West Virginia are participating in the national First Day hiking initiative on January 1, welcoming hikers to join in what...

Moonrise walk hints at increased physical activity in southern W.Va.

Officials say a moonrise walk that attracted a record number of hikers to the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia last week could...

Construction on New River Gorge trail to Long Point set for...

Construction on the Long Point Trail—one of the most popular trails in the national park system in southern West Virginia—has been scheduled to close...

Saturday hike planned to “Island of Dead” on New River

Hikers peer into a coke oven on New River
The National Park Service has scheduled a four-hour hike Saturday, June 10, to the legendary Red Ash Island cemetery on the New River and...

“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...

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...

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