THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Ride the whitewater between sheer sandstone cliffs, or paddle a solitary canoe through morning mist on a serene lake. Bike along meandering country roads, river-winding rail trails or truly technical single tracks down steep mountainsides.
Lie back and watch sparkling night skies, or look all around you for diverse botanical wonders. Admire mile after mile of unspoiled splendor in every season - from breathtaking mountain vistas to quiet glades of rhododendron and bird song.
Relax in thousands upon thousands of acres of well-kept state parks and national forests. Nature is always nearby in West Virginia.
For the Adventurer in You
Whitewater rafters discovered West Virginia's rivers in the early '60s. They were the first...
The Scenic Side
Some adventurers like to pursue their sport in as much comfort...
One entire national forest and portions of two others are located in West Virginia...
Outdoor Warrior, Luxury Lover
So, whether you're a sports enthusiast or...
West Virginia is a border state, in many senses of the phrase - a melting pot of North and South, East and West, industrial development and agrarian lifestyles, ancient folkways and technological wonders.
The centuries have brought waves of different peoples. Native Americans used these hills as a hunting ground. Antebellum spa visitors flocked to the mineral springs that still bubble in the mountains. Union and Confederate armies fought fierce battles here. A rich diversity of immigrants flowed into West Virginia to work in its oil and gas, timber, coal, railroad and glass industries. Each of these cultures influenced the people who call West Virginia home.
West Virginia's history is full of struggle, hard...
In cities and small towns around...
Crafts of a Culture
You'll find quality handmade arts and crafts in every...
Live and Onstage
The performing arts flourish in...
West Virginians celebrate food, crafts, music...