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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.

Canaan Valley Resort ski area begins making snow

Canaan Valley Snow Tubing
It’s beginning to look a lot like ski season in north central West Virginia at Canaan Valley Resort ski area. Encouraged by the wintry weather, the resort...

West Virginia’s buck, antlerless-deer seasons open Nov. 20

White-tailed Buck
West Virginia’s traditional buck firearms season will start Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, and run through Dec. 2. Hunters should see plenty of deer this year due to...

State to poll residents regarding black bears in W.Va.

A black bear hides in a thicket in rural West Virginia
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is conducting a study of state residents’ opinions on and attitudes toward black bears and black bear...

Skating, snow tubing at Canaan resort to open for Thanksgiving

Snowboarders overlook the Canaan Valley from Canaan Valley Resort.
Snow tubing and ice skating at Canaan Valley Resort will open briefly for Thanksgiving in November then reopen December 15 for the ski season,...

Snow-making at Canaan Valley ski area increased by 20 percent

Skiers cavort at Canaan Valley Resort in West Virginia
A year after doubling its snow-making capacity, Canaan Valley Resort ski area near Davis, West Virginia, is increasing its capabilities by another 20 percent,...

Autumn leaf change in West Virginia well underway

Autumn color peaks along on Sully Road in rural Randolph County. Photo courtesy Rick Burgess
The autumn leaf change has peaked in West Virginia's highest elevations and is sweeping quickly toward the lowlands, according to tourism officials across the...

Small-game hunting seasons in W.Va. commence mid-October

Biologists are predicting a good season for small-game trappers and hunters.
Hunting and trapping seasons for small game in West Virginia will commence in mid-October, and wildlife biologists with the state Division of Natural Resources...

Plentiful autumn mast in W.Va. should influence hunting for years

The production of acorns, apples, walnuts, and hickory nuts is significantly higher than in 2016 and will have noticeable effects on the 2017–2018 hunting...

Temperatures on Gauley River in West Virginia strangely warm

Whitewater-rafting guides who have been plying the Gauley River in West Virginia are reporting that water temperatures are higher than normal for autumn. Officials at...

Redesigned interactive hunting and fishing map of West Virginia available

An updated, online interactive map that provides valuable information on hunting and fishing adventures in West Virginia is now accessible on smartphones and tablets,...

Auditorium focus of W.Va. preservation banquet Sept. 30

The Municipal Auditorium, in Charleston will host the annual state Preservation Alliance awards banquet
Charleston's Municipal Auditorium on Sept. 30 will host and serve as the focus of the annual banquet for the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia,...

Four more weeks of rafting left during Gauley Season 2017

You don't need a passport to experience world-class whitewater rafting—it's available on the legendary Gauley River in West Virginia, but only for four more...

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