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

Harpers Ferry rangers to lead strenuous May 8 hike to Split Rock

Rangers with the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will lead a particularly strenuous hike to Split Rock on the Loudoun Heights Trail May 8,...
Rafters pull into a Gauley River rapid, Gauley River National Recreation Area, Adventures on the Gorge

AOTG: discount for fall rafting on Gauley ends April 30

Whitewater rafters planning to run the Gauley River in autumn have until the end of April to take advantage of savings of up to...
Phoenix Fitness Trail, Mount Hope, West Virginia (WV)

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

Officials say a fitness trail unveiled today in Mount Hope is only the first phase of an initiative that could help attract investment to...
Rafters plow through rapid on New River, ACE Adventure Resort

Bands to raft New River with premium ticket holders June 3

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...
Rafts gather beneath the New River Gorge Bridge

Full rafting comeback expected on New River following 2016 floods

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...
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