Recreation in West Virginia

Guest on zip line at River Riders, Recreation, Harpers Ferry, WV
Zipping along at River Riders

West Virginia is among the best known destinations for recreation in the eastern U.S. Millions of visitors annually venture into its mountains and valleys to hike and bike, cave and climb, fish and hunt, golf and game, ski and paddle. Recreation here isn’t limited to the traditional and extreme varieties for which the state is widely known. By our definition, it includes everything from antiquing to quilting — pursuits that can be enjoyed indoors and out.

More recreation categories to come in spring!

Rafters plow through rapid on New River, ACE Adventure Resort
Rafters plow through rapids

Stay tuned as we add new categories and content to our guide to recreation in West Virginia. In the near future you can expect to see our guides to golf, gaming, hiking, and hunting being developed. Guides to kayaking, zip-lining, and other popular forms of recreation in West Virginia will soon follow.

West Virginia Recreation News

Rafters paddle beneath historic New River railroad trestle

W.Va. outfitter celebrates summer with Memorial Day rafting package

River Expeditions is kicking off its summer season with a Memorial Day adventure-vacation package that incorporates whitewater rafting trips on the New River starting...
West Virginia DNR Districts

West Virginia hunters harvest 11,539 spring turkeys in 2017

Spring turkey hunters harvested 11,539 gobblers in 2017, an increase of more than 11 percent over the 2016 harvest, according to preliminary numbers provided...
Grave of the Greenbrier Ghost, Zona Heaster Shue

W.Va. brewery names new beer after famous local ghost

Officials at the Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company announced today the unveiling of a new beer created in honor of the legendary ghost of Zona...
Tram at Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem, WV, Summers County, Bluestone Region

9.5-mile hike planned at Pipestem state park May 27

Hikers up for a challenge are invited to join in a free 9.5-mile trek at Pipestem Resort State Park on May 27, part of the...
Overlook at Coopers Rock State Forest

Migratory Bird Day being celebrated May 13 at Coopers Rock

The Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia will celebrate Morgantown Migratory Bird Day on May 13 at Coopers Rock State Forest, according to forest officials. The celebration...
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