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.

Festival season launches with a roar and a drone of bagpipes

May is strawberry season, West Virginia Strawberry Festival
Festival season in West Virginia launches in earnest in May and doesn't end until the weather grows too cold to support outdoor activities again in November. May 2014...

History of the New River Gorge important facet of rock climbing

Ruin at Lower Kaymoor, WV, Fayette County, New River Gorge National River, New River Gorge Region
The New River Gorge is one of the most popular single-pitch climbing destinations in the eastern United States. High quality sandstone and proximity to...

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...

Wildflowers on track for spring 2014 in West Virginia

Redbud in blossom near Far, West Virginia, Wetzel County, Northern Panhandle Region
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Spring wildflowers are on track for a timely blossom in West Virginia, according to staff at state and national parks. Unseasonable temperatures...

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...

National park visits push +$51 million into southern W.Va.

Paddlers on New River near Quinnimont, WV, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. -- More than one million visitors toured national park areas in southern West Virginia in 2012, spending more than $51 million...

ACE sponsorship: a big win for West Virginia tourism

Rafters in lower New River Gorge, ACE Adventure Resort
The development team at West Virginia Explorer would like to thank ACE Adventure Resort  for its support of the guide's 2014 reboot, which will be...

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