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It’s Ramp Season!

April 28, 2021 2:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While the weather has been a little unpredictable lately, spring has officially sprung, and with it comes a certain smell that wafts from the woods – the smell of ramps. What Are Ramps? Ramps are wild leeks that are known to grow on the East Coast from South Carolina to Canada, but are extremely thick […]

Season Opens At Exhibition Coal Mine

April 6, 2021 1:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What started out as just a short underground tour has evolved into a cultural journey back into early West Virginia mining history.  Now visitors can tour the underground coal mine, as well as visit the restored buildings of the Coal Camp, the Rahall Company Store and Museum, the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia, and […]


March 22, 2021 8:30 am Published by 4 Comments

Have you ever taken a hike through the woods and see plants that look good enough to eat? Well many of them are!

Civil War History in Southern West Virginia

March 15, 2021 12:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Find fascinating Civil War history tucked away in the hills of Southern West Virginia. Originally a part of Virginia, West Virginia was actually birthed during the Civil War when it seceded from the Confederacy and declared its independence in 1863. Learn about our notable origin story and the impact our state had during the war […]

New River Gorge is Now a National Park and Preserve 

February 4, 2021 9:43 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Congress has redesignated New River Gorge National River as New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. This new name highlights the park’s spectacular features and other national park qualities as well as its traditional recreational opportunities. The new law also allows for the expansion of this natural and recreational treasure. “I am thrilled that this […]

2021 Bucket List

January 28, 2021 2:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

2021 — a new year for thrilling adventures and unique experiences. And there’s no better place to achieve your new goals than in Southern West Virginia! We’ve created a bucket list of some of our favorite activities that we think you should try this year.    Raft the New River Head to the New River […]

Winterplace Ski Resort – 2020 Opening Day Coming Soon!

December 8, 2020 10:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

With the temperatures dropping and flurries in the air, it can only mean one thing — Winterplace Ski Resort is opening soon! The latest cold snap has allowed Winterplace to fire up its snow guns and the resort is working to prepare its 27 slopes, tubing park, terrain park and kids area. The most accessible […]

Holiday Light Displays in Southern West Virginia

December 4, 2020 12:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With the holidays right around the corner, take some time to enjoy the beauty of the season! Southern West Virginia has an abundance of amazing holiday light displays. Plan an evening at some of our favorites for a perfect socially-distanced family activity!     Holiday of Lights, Bluefield, WV What began as a small holiday display […]

Shop Small Business Saturday in Southern West Virginia

November 24, 2020 12:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a hard year for small businesses. But, there is no better way to help support your local businesses than by stopping by their stores this weekend for Small Business Saturday (November 28). From WV-themed mementos to artisan crafts, Southern West Virginia is filled with local shops that have […]