Springtime brings warmer temperatures to West Virginia, great river-running opportunities at New River Gorge National River, and the park's 13th annual wildflower weekend.
New River Gorge National River
Staff at New River Gorge National River hope to eradicate 28 miles of illegal trails created by off-road vehicle use, an activity that is not allowed within the West Virginia park.
What’s in a name? Well, when you hear Hance, the Big Drop, Lost Paddle, or Lava Falls, we’re talking about some of the largest, craziest river rapids in our national parks. Interesting names, for sure, but how do they rate? We posed this question to our river rats: What are the best rapids in the parks? They came up with quite a list. So, if you’re looking for exciting and death-defying whitewater in the parks…
Pews, chairs, choir benches, chairs, and tables that were stolen from the historic Baptist "black church" in Quinnimont within the New River Gorge National River have been recovered by the National Park Service, which also has identified some suspects behind the thefts.
Thieves Make Off With Pews, Choir Benches, Chairs From Baptist Church In New River Gorge National River
Pews, choir benches, chairs and tables were among a number of items recently stolen from the historic Baptist "black church" in Quinnimont that stands within New River Gorge National River in West Virginia.
There are national park units long-accepted for their fall colors, and then there are the surprising destinations that brighten up the landscape. Here are a handful of them for your consideration.
A section of a popular trail at New River Gorge National River in West Virginia has been closed for the forseeable future due to erosion problems.
While all national parks have abundant wildlife throughout the year, fall is prime time. Birds and animals are on the move, preparing for winter, and courting. They’re busy and plentiful.
For more than a century, freight trains have rumbled up and over Marias Pass, skirting the south boundary of Glacier National Park, casting rolling shadows on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River below. Until recently the major threat was a grain car derailment, which on occasion left bears woozy from eating fermented grain. Today a derailment involving a 100-car train hauling highly combustible Bakken crude oil risks an environmental catastrophe unprecedented in National Park Service history.
If, after the long, snowy and cold winter, you're ready for some colorful spring wildflowers, consider heading to New River Gorge National River in West Virginia this weekend for the 12th Annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend.