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

Arizona elk to be released in Logan County, W.Va.

Fifty-one elk completed their journey from Arizona and were released into a holding facility in Logan County earlier this month, the W.Va. Division of...
A yellow spring flower blossoms on an Allegheny ridge top.

Spring ideal season to engage in West Virginia botanical events

I believe one of the best things about living in West Virginia is the opportunity to experience its cycles of growth. Whether in the...
Young climber at New River Gorge, New River Gorge National River, Adventures on the Gorge

Park Service to host meeting regarding rock climbing

The National Park Service will host a meeting on rules and regulations for climbing activities at New River Gorge National River and Gauley River...
Hikers explore a trail in the Grey Flats Trail System at Beckley, W.Va.

Piney Creek trails attracting dozens daily; trail map unveiled

Hikers, bikers, and runners in growing numbers are venturing onto woodland trails in the new Piney Creek Trail System near Beckley, West Virginia, according...

Adventures on the Gorge celebrates 10 years as leading resort

Navigating a whitewater rapid on the New River is best accomplished when paddlers work as a team, which is why 10 years ago the...