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West Virginia hiking blogger says New River Gorge tops inquiries

New River at Grandview, Raleigh County, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, New River Gorge Region
GRANDVIEW, W.Va. — Though travel to West Virginia is increasing statewide, a blogger best known for helping families with children find good hiking options...

Six tips for hiking through the West Virginia forest in winter...

At the center of the eastern U.S., West Virginia makes fora popular destination for winter hiking.
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Hiking in West Virginia in winter can prove a transcendent experience. Nothing compares to a stroll through a wonderland of snow...

Ask Levi: How can I find a good hiking trail for...

West Virginia Explorer editor David Sibray hikes the Glade Creek Trail in West Virginia with a young friend.
Dear Levi: We receive a lot of questions about hiking trails for families with young children. What should folks be looking for in a...

Hiking through spruce at Walter Nature Park

David Sibray hikes through a grove of Norway Spruce at Walter Nature Park in Putnam County.
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...

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...

Bethany College seeks volunteers for trail system clean-up

Hundreds of hikers visit the trail system annually at Bethany College.
Bethany College is seeking outdoor enthusiasts to volunteer for its trail system workday from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. The system includes...

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...

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...

Southern extent of tamarack highlight of Cranesville Swamp

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...

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

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...

W.Va. records largest spring turkey harvest in five years

FARMINGTON, W.VA. — According to preliminary data released by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources on Wednesday, hunters in the Mountain State harvested...

Bethany's Parkinson Forest added to old-growth network

Students at Bethany College stroll the Parkinson Forest.
The Parkinson Forest at Bethany College has been added to the national Old-Growth Forest Network—the eleventh site in West Virginia to be included and...

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