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Registration is open for Bridge Day 5k

May 3, 2018

There’s no other race like it. Dramatic and unusual, Bridge Day 5k begins on America’s third highest span. Want a piece of the action? On your marks, get set, register!  Every October, Bridge Day attracts hundreds of BASE jumpers, hundreds …



Can you tackle these pizzas?

February 16, 2018

Fire up that appetite. Fayetteville’s newest colossal pizzas aren’t for sissies. Big Dam Pizza Better believe it. At Big Dam Pizza, owner Kellie Villenave and her team make 28-inch-wide pies. It’s the maximum size allowed by current take-out boxes. Maybe …



Pulse-pounding adventures for Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2018

February 14 doesn’t have to be sweet n’ mild. Live a little! Go beyond those candy hearts … and make your real ticker pound with action-filled dates. A walk like no other Ever gone on a catwalk that’s 876 feet …



An evergreen ride that’s perfect for winter

February 7, 2018

Ever wanted to fly above a snowy forest? The New River Gorge’s hemlocks and ziplines can help you out. Wild, wonderful hemlocks Meet the relative of your Christmas tree. Stately and majestic, eastern hemlocks can grow more than 100 feet …



Trade the winter blues for winter magic

February 7, 2018

Trade the winter blues for winter magic. From forest ziplines to snowshoeing, there’s plenty to do during the frosty months. Above-the-ground enchantment Frosted boughs, sugared undergrowth, silent, crisp air— a snowy forest is like something from a fairytale. And in …



Beat the chill: 5 parkland exercises for winter

January 11, 2018

Looking for winter exercise inspiration? You’re not alone. Join Active Southern WV and the National Park Service for free guided exercises in the New River Gorge! Burn off those calories with: 1. Tai Chi Feb. 17 Graceful and meditative, this …



Walking in a winter wonderland…876 feet up!

January 8, 2018

Try this for your New Year’s resolution: a catwalk tour on the New River Gorge Bridge. They’re unlike anything else in America! Winter makes these unusual hikes even more spectacular. Record-breaking walks Elegant yet sturdy, the New River Gorge Bridge …



Ever ridden a bike through snow? Here’s how.

December 29, 2017

Why hibernate when you can play outdoors instead? This winter, give “fat bikes” a spin! Reinventing the wheel As you might have guessed, not every bicycle can handle snow. You’ll need a fat bike. Don’t let the name fool you. …



Eat, drink, and be merry: your indoor adventure guide

December 20, 2017

Need a little break between hikes? Jump off the couch and join us for edible, drinkable, and “cosmic” exploration! A slice above the rest There’s pizza, and then there’s artisan pizza. Pies & Pints in Fayetteville cooks with style— and …



Stay in shape for the holidays, the fun and scenic way!

December 6, 2017

Do you feel stuffed from too much Thanksgiving stuffing? Wondering how to prepare for Christmas feasts and upcoming holiday celebrations? Here’s what you can do to burn off those extra treats. Hikes Let’s face it: neighborhood walks get pretty boring. …



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