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In the Wild: Bluestone Turnpike is remote, scenic river trail in southern West Virginia

October 31, 2011, 12:44 pm
The Bluestone Turnpike is one of the best-kept secrets in West Virginia. The 10-mile trail follows the Bluestone National Scenic River in a 1,000-foot-deep gorge between Pipestem Resort State Park and Bluestone State Park in southern Almost Heaven. The two main points to access the riverside trail are at the southern ...

Top Ten Water Parks

August 6, 2010, 11:37 am
In an effort to keep you nice and cool during the dog days of summer, we’ve come up with ten of the best places to kick off your shoes, enjoy the scenery and relax. Each of these parks offers exceptional opportunities for swimming, kayaking, rafting and boating; all that’s ...

National Park Service completes New River study

November 3, 2009, 8:10 am
Time is running out on a Giles County outfitter's attempt to gain support to federally protect a section of the New River. Britt Stoudenmire, who with his wife, Leigh, runs New River Outdoor Co. in Pembroke, said he hopes regional support will help land a National Wild and Scenic River designation for ...

Haunted History Hike at New River Gorge

October 23, 2009, 8:48 am
The haunted hike happens next Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Fayette County. The Thurmond-Minden Trail in the New River Gorge National River in Fayette County winds through abandoned mining communities and some of the most picturesque scenery in southern West Virginia. National Park Service rangers will lead a ...

Bridge Day: New River Gorge, WV

October 16, 2009, 10:52 am
Bridge Day is West Virginia's largest one-day festival, and the only day of the year when the New River Gorge Bridge is closed to traffic. Visitors are greeted to stunning views of the New River Gorge below, treated to a rare opportunity to watch BASE jumpers leap from the 876-foot-high ...

New River Gorge National River Celebrates 30th Anniversary

November 18, 2008, 8:24 am
The New River Gorge celebrated its 30th year as part of the National Park System last week with the Nov. 10 anniversary of its 1978 designation as a National ...