While most of the 920,000-acre Monongahela National Forest is open year-round, its visitor centers and some developed campgrounds, recreation areas, picnic areas, cabins and other amenities routinely close from late fall through mid-spring.
FAYETTEVILLE â€” Madison native Garrett Napier grew up going to Bridge Day at the New River Gorge. As a child, he dreamed of one day parachuting with the rest of the jumpers.
BECKLEY â€” A few minutesâ€™ drive from downtown Beckley, Cranberry Creek and Little White Stick Creek meander off a plateau and tumble down their steep, rocky streambeds, forming waterfalls and plunge pools as they cascade into the West Virginia Land Trustâ€™s Piney Creek Preserve.
When I was a kid, squirrel hunting was a big deal. On the opening day and for several weekends thereafter, loading up the trucks with dogs, friends and family for a morning hunt was not only common, but it was also a well-practiced endeavor.
SUMMERSVILLE â€” A few thousand rafters floated into Summersville this weekend for the 40th annual Gauley Fest â€” a celebration of whitewater boating on the Gauley River.
A trio world-renowned whitewater explorers will speak about their paddling adventures and respond to questions from the public during a free program starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at The Lookout Point at Adventures on the Gorge near Fayetteville.
Guided nature walks covering topics ranging from geology to edible plants will take place Saturday at Kanawha State Forest as part of the annual Margaret Denison Fall Nature Walks program.
An unusual delivery vehicle is helping restore brook trout to the upper reaches of Tucker Countyâ€™s Red Creek.
SENECA ROCKS â€” With blade-like Tuscarora sandstone cliffs jutting 900 feet into the Pendleton County sky, the Monongahela National Forestâ€™s Seneca Rocks has long prompted visitors to look up while spending time at the iconic West Virginia landmark.
Hatfield-McCoy Trails will open more than 30 miles of single-track electric bike and dirt bike trails at Meadowood Park in St. Albans next year, Kanawha County Commissioner Lance Wheeler announced Wednesday.
FAYETTEVILLE â€” A 12-acre tract of old growth forest that includes trees that took root as far back as the 1670s has been identified at a site just across U.S. 19 from the New River Gorge National Park and Preserveâ€™s Canyon Rim Visitor Center.
Several years ago, a report came out that caused the hunting, fishing, shooting and outdoor industry to stand up and take notice.