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Former Carbide camp on New River island hosts array of free activities

July 20, 2016 3:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Former Carbide camp on New River island hosts array of free activities

SANDSTONE — Instructors can’t help but brag on the facilities now offered to them in central West Virginia. “If I were to design an on-river site to teach people the basics of stand-up paddleboarding, this would be it,” said SUP instructor Erin Clay, as she led a group of six novices to their first lesson […]

14 SPECIAL FATHER’S DAY VACATION IDEAS THAT SURE BEAT A NECKTIE

June 10, 2016 9:12 am Published by Comments Off on 14 SPECIAL FATHER’S DAY VACATION IDEAS THAT SURE BEAT A NECKTIE

tripadvisor: Father’s Day is a time to appreciate the favorite man (or men) in your life, but thinking of gift ideas for Dad can often be a challenge. He already owns enough ties. He doesn’t need any more power tools. So for this year’s Father’s Day, why not consider a manly (but still family-friendly) vacation […]

New River Gorge Gets Educational Center

June 1, 2016 12:15 pm Published by Comments Off on New River Gorge Gets Educational Center

HINTON–New River Gorge got another new addition today. Camp Brookside celebrated their grand opening today. There were all kinds of events including live music, fun activities for the kids, and refreshments. The space will serve as an environmental educational center. The objective of the center is to become a destination for research,citizen science and environmental […]

“Wings of Wonder – Birds of Prey” program featured at 14 West Virginia State Parks in 2016

June 1, 2016 12:13 pm Published by Comments Off on “Wings of Wonder – Birds of Prey” program featured at 14 West Virginia State Parks in 2016

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The “Wings of Wonder – Birds of Prey” program series will be featured at 14 state parks in 2016. Ron and Wendy Perrone of Three Rivers Avian Center will present the birds and information about each species. The presentation includes information about the incredible abilities of raptors, their differences, and how […]

Ace Adventures opens Wonderland Waterpark

June 1, 2016 12:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Ace Adventures opens Wonderland Waterpark

Why travel to Virginia or Ohio for water park fun? Try staying local and play at Ace Adventure Resort’s Wonderland Waterpark this summer. It is only a short drive from any place in southern West Virginia. Billed as the East Coast’s largest adventure resort, Ace opened the waterpark Saturday with a ribbon-cutting and open house. […]

Beckley, WV baseball: A bit of an anomaly

May 5, 2015 4:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Beckley, WV baseball: A bit of an anomaly

“We wanted to provide good, clean family entertainment,” he added. “We have a kids fun zone, and we have security at all of the exits. You can come in with your little children and turn them loose without any worries.”

Living on the Edge

May 1, 2015 2:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Living on the Edge

Gear up and make a dash for West Virginia, where white-water thrills, world-class climbing and mountain biking, and a hip small-town outpost await in the New River Gorge

Endless Wall Trail Named Best National Park Hike

April 1, 2015 2:27 pm Published by Comments Off on Endless Wall Trail Named Best National Park Hike

  Best National Park Hike As chosen by readers of USA TODAY and 10Best It was a close race between the top two nominees, but in the end, Endless Wall Trail inside New River Gorge National River, managed by the National Park Service, came out on top …read more

Three reasons to visit West Virginia this spring | Recreation News

April 1, 2015 2:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Three reasons to visit West Virginia this spring | Recreation News

Special packages, events, and festivals surrounding these popular activities make vacation planning a snap for friends and families of all ages and interests. … Elsewhere in the state whitewater rafting season is just gearing up— from the Class II to V, mild-to-wild waves of the New and Gauley rivers in southern West Virginia to the […]

The Thrill of Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia – ViaAir Travel Blog

April 1, 2015 2:16 pm Published by Comments Off on The Thrill of Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia – ViaAir Travel Blog

What this means for you is this: if you’re looking for your best place for whitewater rafting or just looking for some new adventure travel, southern West Virginia is where you need to be. Whitewater rafting offers an experience you’re not going to find with other watercraft and … Rafting trips will fill up quickly, […]