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Chasing Waterfalls in Southern West Virginia

June 22, 2022 2:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

One thing about humans: we’re attracted to water. Something about vacations often leads us to lakes, rivers, and oceans. We just can’t get enough of it, and  we love to watch it fall. Give someone a Sunday drive and a picnic next to a waterfall, and it’s like you’ve set the stage to solve the […]

The myth, the man, the legend – John Henry

June 21, 2022 10:23 am Published by 2 Comments

There’s plenty of history and folklore to discover here in southern West Virginia. One of those stories involves a man, a machine and a legacy left behind. It’s the story of John Henry. The Story It is told that John Henry, a former slave, worked for the C&O railroad driving steel, a job required when […]

Celebrate Black History Month in Southern West Virginia

February 4, 2022 3:10 pm Published by 1 Comment

As we celebrate Black History Month in Southern West Virginia, we’re taking a look at some of our most prominent Black leaders and historical sites where you can learn more about the rich African American history of our region. Dr. Carter G. Woodson Did you know the founder of Black History Month was once a […]

Where Can I See Coke Ovens in West Virginia?

January 6, 2022 12:38 pm Published by 7 Comments

A normal WV winter (cold, snowy) has been conspicuously absent  so far this season.  That means you have even more time to explore in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. Unlike summer hiking, when lush vegetation obscures a lot of the history and character of the area, winter hiking exposes a world that […]

Best Christmas Light Displays in Southern WV

November 19, 2019 11:25 am Published by 2 Comments

With the Christmas season going into high gear over the next few weeks, it is important to take the time to enjoy the fun of the holidays. One way to do that is to check out all of our awesome area light displays and decorations. If you don’t know where to find the best light […]

Holiday Light Displays in Southern West Virginia

November 19, 2019 11:00 am Published by 5 Comments

Ready or not, the Holidays are here. Twinkling lights are going up all across the region. In Southern WV there are several locations that take the holidays seriously, incorporating thousands of twinkle lights into amazing holiday décor. As you are planning your holiday outings, be sure to put these spots on your stopover list:   […]

West Virginia’s Raft Race Team; Sweets of the East

July 18, 2018 3:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Thousands of people come to West Virginia for world class whitewater rafting every year.  The New River and Gauley River offer a variety of sections to suit any type of paddler, new and old. As the sport of river running has grown in the mountain state over the last 50 years, it has also been evolving […]

The Atlantis of Appalachia

April 1, 2016 10:53 am Published by 14 Comments

SCUBA divers in Summerville Lake discovered that the sunken town of Gad is intact. The long-lost town is perfectly preserved under Summersville Lake. Though it seems unbelievable, the lakebed shifted and revealed Gad for the first time in decades. “Only the surface was opaque,” said Michael Reese, whose family made the discovery while on vacation. […]

Raleigh County – See it, love it. (2nd in blog/video series)

June 9, 2014 1:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Among the rolling rural mountain lands of Southern WV, a center of commerce bustles, the scenic beauty of the state awaiting just along its outskirts. “Raleigh County is really the commercial center for Southern West Virginia, not only for shopping, and for businesses, but also a lot of other recreational activities that are focused around […]