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  1. Your Guide to New River Gorge SUP Race

    Grab a board and hit the waves— in a land-locked state. West Virginia’s lakes and rapids are perfect for the nation’s trendiest watersport: stand-up paddleboarding, which has its roots in surfing.

  2. Scuba Diving in a Landlocked State

    Landlocked states don’t have a reputation for diving. But one local wasn’t going to let that stop her from chasing her passion.

  3. Explore Hatfield & McCoy Lore and Country on the Water

    There’s a new way to explore America’s best-known family feud. We’re talking, of course, about the Hatfields and the McCoys.

  4. The Best Climbing for Kiddos in WV

    It’s not just physical exercise. The sport will also require your kids to use their brain power to figure out the best way up the wall. Lucky for you, West Virginia is home to a variety of well-known climbing camps and clinics for children.

  5. 6 Waterfalls You Can Paddle Over

    West Virginia is known for its mountains and world-class whitewater rivers, and when that wild water tumbles over those hills, hold on for one heck of a ride!

  6. 6 Accessible River Spots to Launch your Boat in WV

    The most scenic and exciting boat launches in the Mountain State.

  7. Think tubes mean calm, aimless floating? Think again!

    Whitewater tubing in the Potomac and Shenandoah River Area

  8. Surf's Up on West Virginia's Rivers

    You don't need an ocean to shred waves in WV. The New River Gorge is the East Coast’s hub for shredding the surf on wild river waves.

  9. Mountain Biking the North Fork Mountain Trail

    Try West Virginia's “Epic” mountain biking adventure for yourself.

  10. 7 Off-the-Grid Camping Spots in WV

    Escape the crowds and experience the remote, rugged wilderness of West Virginia. Forget overcrowded campsites! The next time you explore the rugged West Virginia wilderness, check out our list of under-the-radar campsites.

  11. 5 WV Adventure Festivals Not to Miss

    Here’s a list of the 5 can't-miss festivals that will keep you going long after the party ends

  12. 5 Days in the New River Gorge with Kids

    The New River Gorge isn’t just for adrenaline junkies. It’s a great place for family vacations, too. These 5 family-friendly activities cover everyone's taste for adventure.