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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 system in Mount Hope a blueprint for rural W.Va. towns

Phoenix Fitness Trail, Mount Hope, West Virginia (WV)
Officials say a fitness trail unveiled today in Mount Hope is only the first phase of an initiative that could help attract investment to...

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...

Full rafting comeback expected on New River following 2016 floods

Rafts gather beneath the New River Gorge Bridge
The commercial whitewater-rafting season in the New River Gorge kicked off with high water and high hopes in March, and though water levels have...

Escape-rooms at Glade Springs attract players to statewide network

Escape-rooms at Glade Springs resort are attracting players to a growing network of physical adventure games across the Mountain State, according to a spokeswoman...

Ranger to guide evening hikes to secluded cliff on Summersville Lake

Long Point photo courtesy Anne Johnson
Beginning April 24, a ranger will guide Monday evening hikes to the secluded Long Point overlook at Summersville Lake in south-central West Virginia, offering...

2017 spring gobbler season in West Virginia begins April 17

Spring Gobbler in West Virginia (WV)
Spring gobbler season in West Virginia opens Monday, April 17, and state officials are predicting a good season boosted by the 2016 cicada emergence. Hunters may...

Two Fayetteville, W.Va., bike shops recognized nationally for outreach

Court Street, Fayetteville West Virginia (WV)
The League of American Bicyclists has selected two bike shops in Fayetteville to receive its Bicycle-Friendly Business designation, according to a spokesperson from a...

Trout being stocked in five park lakes in advance of Earth...

Trout being stocked in WV State Parks
The W.Va. Division of National Resources is stocking trout in five state park lakes on April 22 to encourage family fishing during the Earth...

North Bend cliffs host climbing adventures beginning in April

North Bend Trail near Cornwallis, WV, Ritchie County, Heartland Region
North Bend State Park is introducing adventurers to rock climbing and rappelling on cliffs overlooking the North Fork of the Hughes River as part of...

Hike to Long Point at Summersville Lake set for April 8

A chance encounter with a bald eagle and spectacular views of the largest lake in West Virginia are highlights of a walk on the...

14th annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend April 28-30

Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Stonecliff Trail, New River Gorge National River,
Celebrate the glory of Appalachian spring on the New River, in the New River Gorge, and beyond during the fourteenth annual New River Gorge...

DNR to host Archery-in-the-Schools tournament March 25

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will host the 12th annual West Virginia Archery-in-the-Schools state tournament at the Charleston Civic Center Saturday, March...

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