Tag Archive: west virginia state parks

Boley Lake @ Babcock State Park (Pic by Teresa Perdue)

Southern West Virginia is an outdoor paradise. There are so many things to do, it’s hard to decide where to start sometimes. Rafting, hiking, biking, rock climbing, and zip lining  are awesome West Virginia adventures, but don’t forget about our  lakes and just how much fun they can be. Our Lakes Were Made For Fun… View Article

Fall in Southern WV is one of our favorite times of the year. Lots of good things are happening, from a change of scenery to a change in  whitewater.  Here are some of the highlights: Fall Weather Fall has, by far, the best weather for visiting southern West Virginia. Don’t get us wrong; we love… View Article

Babcock's Glade Creek Grist Mill

If you’re thinking about getting away this spring, there are lots of options for you here in Southern WV including some great cabin rentals.  Some are rustic, some more modern. Some include a full list of amenities, and some amenities can be added …if you know to ask for them. Here are some secrets (ahem..tips)… View Article

Inside View of Modern Cabin

January marks the chance to sport a new calendar on the wall and start filling in some fun weekend events among all your other work and family commitments. As you turn the page into January, February, and March, why not add in some fun events alongside noting Grandma’s Birthday and your next work trip?  While… View Article

Tamarack Artisan Center

Sledding Down Mountains ( Just Like Calvin & Hobbes) Some of the greatest memories ever made included the simplest of items.  Cookie dough and your kids, a huge roll of paper and some paints, or even a few inner-tubes on some freshly fallen snow. Those of you in the deep south know the feeling you… View Article

Tubing at Winterplace Ski Resort
New River Gorge Bridge View

In no particular order… 25. All of our state parks and forests (12 total!) 24. Theatre West Virginia 23. The history and heritage of the southern West Virginia mountains 22. Being right in the eastern flyway for migratory birds 21. The State Fair every year in Lewisburg 20. The Gauley River National Recreation Area 19…. View Article

Hey… Take It Easy Here’s the thing about visiting West Virginia:  It can get pretty busy.  Especially in Monroe County.  It’s the ideal place to take it easy. Seriously.  I’ve had to wait minutes, literally minutes, for big groups of wild turkeys to cross the road.  Same thing with deer.  With me just sitting there,… View Article

Indian Creek Covered Bridge
Pipestem State Park Tram

If you go less than 200 miles from home, is that considered a “stay-cation”?  If so, and you live in Southern West Virginia, go ahead and sign up for one in Summers County. Hinton’s there.  If you have any interest in railroads, or rivers, or coal mining history, or hot dogs (you know what I’m… View Article

June is the time for getting outside in southern West Virginia, and it kicks off with National Trails Day on the 6th.  All over our area, you can get together at different locations to enjoy some trail time, and learn about the environment that you’re walking through.  Here are some spots to check out… •  … View Article