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Celebrate the Appalachian Trail during the second annual Flip Flop Festival - April 16 & 17

HARPERS FERRY, W. Va. - Celebrate the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and the Towns of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar during the second annual Flip Flop Festival Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17. The event…Continue Reading

Racine MultiSports, LLC to hold Fort Ritchie Duathlon & Triathlon Events on 8/2

Hagerstown, MD - Racine MultiSports, LLC will hold the 2015 Fort Ritchie Duathlon and Triathlon on Sunday, August 2, 2015, 8:00 am, at Fort Ritchie Lake in Cascade, MD.  The event consists of three races: a Duathlon, Triathlon, and an…Continue Reading

Appalachian Trail Flip Flop Kick Off Weekend, May 2 & 3

For some Appalachian Trail hikers, the motto “Hike Your Own Hike” is taking on a new meaning as thru-hikers with non-traditional itineraries gain in popularity. Although 80 percent of hikers who set out to complete the entire…Continue Reading

Registration Now Open For The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s 40TH Biennial Conference

Winchester, VA - Registration is now open for the 2015 Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) Biennial Conference, scheduled for July 17-24, at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. The event, co-hosted by the Potomac Appalachian Trail…Continue Reading

Hike Harpers Ferry!

The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation recently launched “Find Your Park,” a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and…Continue Reading

Two Rivers Grand Slam; Veterun, Race for the Birds, Harpers Ferry Half & Freedom’s Run

Race for the Birds is excited to announce its new partnership (Two River Grand Slam) with 3 additional local races:

VETERUN: March 7, 2015
http://veterun.org/

Race for the Birds: April…Continue Reading

Freedom’s Run Festival Weekend in Shepherdstown Friday and Saturday October 3 and 4

Join us in Shepherdstown WV for Freedom’s Run Festival Weekend Friday and Saturday October 3 and 4.  Freedom’s Run was irrepressible in 2013, creating an alternate course on short notice despite the Government Shutdown.  This…Continue Reading

Unveiling of New Wellness Trail in Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport, MD Kicks off Wellness Day

Williamsport, MD – September 18 will be all about health and fitness in Williamsport, as the Town of Williamsport hosts its first ever Wellness Day. The event kicks off at 5:00 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and inaugural walk along…Continue Reading

Fifth Annual “185 For Heroes” Run Traverses the Entire C&O Canal September 14-20

Hagerstown, MD (September 10, 2014) During seven days in September two active-duty Army soldiers, along with a support team of two bicyclists, will run the full length of the Chesapeake & Ohio National Historical Park towpath to raise…Continue Reading

Explore Outdoor Ethics With The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers June 28

Harpers Ferry, WV – Join the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28 to learn about sound hiking and camping techniques that minimize environmental impacts. This free,…Continue Reading

The Greenbrier Challenge Welcomes Hundreds of Mountain Bike Racers on May 18

HAGERSTOWN, MD – The Eleventh Annual “Greenbrier Challenge, Presented by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau” Mountain Bike Race is scheduled for May 18, 2014 at Greenbrier State Park. The race has been the…Continue Reading

C&O CanalBike Journey – Towpath to Town

Looking to kick off the summer with an exciting and unique outdoor adventure? One that is geared towards families and those interested in exploring natural beauty while experiencing local history, and small town charm? A journey for adventurers…Continue Reading

Save the Date: A C&O Canal Bike Journey - From Towpath to Town June 15 - 19, 2014

Bike 50 miles of the historic C&O Canal on a 4 day, 3 night fun-filled journey for adventurers of all ages.

Discover our towns along the canal and let us entertain you!

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    National Network of Bicycle Routes Now Includes Washington County Stretch of C&O Canal

    Washington County, MD – The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and Adventure Cycling Association recently announced AASHTO’s Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved two new U.S.…Continue Reading

    Fall Bike Tour to Highlight Western Maryland Rail Trail’s Past

    Hancock, MD - Join a park ranger for a scenic guided bike tour featuring tales of the Western Maryland Rail Trail’s past. Guests will travel through the bright autumn foliage as they learn about the region’s history, including relics…Continue Reading

    New Washington County GeoTrail to be Launched September 14th

    Hagerstown, MD - The Maryland Geocaching Society and The Hagerstown Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) are pleased to announce the launching of the Washington County GeoTrail (WCG).  The Trail consists of thirty-five…Continue Reading

    Become a Tough Mudder Volunteer

    Tough Mudder Is Coming To Town, Saturday & Sunday, October 19th & 20th, 2013

    CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS Volunteer, and YOU can be part of the team.

    Why become a Tough Mudder Volunteer? Besides the fact that you’ll…Continue Reading

    Appalachian Trail Conservancy Launches “I Am The Appalachian Trail” Video Contest

    Harpers Ferry, WV – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is currently accepting submissions for the “I am the Appalachian Trail” Video Contest, a nationwide search for the best fan-made video about the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). The…Continue Reading

    150th Anniversary of Droop Mountain Battle Memorial Hikes in 2013

    HILLSBORO, W.Va. - Few events about West Virginia’s statehood and history will be more meaningful than the four memorial hikes at Droop Mountain Battlefield planned in 2013. The hikes, scheduled for June 22, July 20, August 31, and November…Continue Reading

    ATC Selects Wendy Hershey as Community Ambassador for West Virginia

    Harpers Ferry, WV – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has selected Wendy Hershey to serve as the volunteer ambassador to the designated Appalachian Trail Community™ of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar, West Virginia. She will serve as…Continue Reading

    The Charge, 5K Obstacle Course Race Announced

    Jefferson County Parks and Recreation is excited to announce the 1st annual 5K obstacle race challenge, “The Charge” on Saturday, April 13, 2013. In addition to a line-up of muddy, endurance-testing obstacles, “The Charge,” a Civil…Continue Reading

    Hancock to Welcome Hundreds of Geo-Cachers on January 5th

    Hancock, Md.— Hundreds of people are expected to be in Hancock, Maryland on January 5th. The Maryland Municipal League (MML) is set to open the Discovering Maryland MML Geotrail on that Saturday morning.

    According to Dwight Wingert,…Continue Reading

    Appalachian Trail Conservancy Seeks Volunteer Community Ambassadors

    Harpers Ferry, WV –The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) seeks to fill fifteen volunteer positions as Appalachian Trail (A.T.) Community Ambassadors.  These Ambassadors will support the A.T. Community™ program and their designated…Continue Reading

    Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau Welcomes 50th JFK 50-Mile

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. – The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau is welcoming the 50th JFK 50-Mile event on Saturday, November 17. Well over 1,000 competitors participate in the event, making it the largest ultra-marathon…Continue Reading

    Concurrent Black Bear Hunting Opportunities During Deer Season

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Deer hunters are reminded that a concurrent bear season without dogs will occur from November 19 through December 1 in eight counties, according to Colin Carpenter, Black Bear Project Leader for the West Virginia…Continue Reading

    Appalachian Trail Long-Distance Hiking Workshop

    Bluemont, VA – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), in partnership with the Bears Den Trail Center, invites the public to attend a long-distance hiking workshop on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 7:30a.m. – 4:30p.m. at the Bears…Continue Reading

    2012 Apple Trample 5K Results

    All Finishers - Heat 1
    Rundate: 10/20/2012 18:57:52 2012 Apple Trample 5km     10/20/2012


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    Pre-season Scouting and Sighting in Your Firearm

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Several of West Virginia’s fall hunting seasons open in September. Now is a great time for hunters to scout favorite hunting areas and properly sight in their firearms to be sure they are on target when they…Continue Reading

    4th Annual Freedom’s Run, Oct. 13

    Here’s your chance to explore Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, The C&O Canal, Antietam National Battlefield and the Potomac Heritage Trail with a variety of races.

    The 4th annual Freedom’s Run features a marathon, half…Continue Reading

    Western Maryland Rail Trail Scenic Bike Ride

    History buffs or those interested in a scenic bike ride are invited to take part in a guided tour featuring tales of the Western Maryland Rail Trail’s past and the plans for its future, starting at 10 a.m. on October 13 at the C&O Bicycle…Continue Reading

    Guided Autumn Hike Set for Woodmont NRMA September 30

    The Maryland Park Service is hosting a leisurely, guided hike of the Woodmont Natural Resources Management Area (NRMA) starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 30. Participants will follow a park ranger to discover and learn about the park’s…Continue Reading

    Maryland Park Service Hosts Western Maryland Rail Trail Guided Bike Ride September 15

    Big Pool, Md. ─ The Maryland Park Service (MPS) is hosting a leisurely, guided bike ride along the historic Western Maryland Rail Trail starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 15. Bikers will follow a naturalist to discover and learn…Continue Reading

    Appalachian Trail Conservancy Celebrates The 2Nd Annual Family Hiking Day

    Harpers Ferry, WV – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) Visitor Center in Harpers Ferry, WV is hosting the 2nd annual Family Hiking Day on September 29, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Held on National Public Lands Day, Family Hiking…Continue Reading

    Memorial 5K Race to Honor Park Ranger Margaret Anderson

    SHARPSBURG, MD – A memorial 5K race and walk will take place on Saturday, September 8 at Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park to remember former colleague and friend Margaret Anderson.  Parking and registration packet…Continue Reading

    Fifth Annual Berkeley Springs Birding Festival Set for Sept. 21-23

    Berkeley Springs, WV - The Fifth Annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival will be held in and around Berkeley Springs the weekend of September 21-23. Most of the festival’s events will be free and everyone is invited to attend.…Continue Reading

    City Center Hosts “Tour of Washington County” Kick-Off Bike Race

    HAGERSTOWN, MD - Bicycles will rule the streets in Hagerstown’s City Center as the “Tour of Washington County” bike race gets underway with the Kick-Off Classic Criterium in the Arts & Entertainment District on Friday, June 15th.

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    West Virginia Hunters Harvest 8,332 Spring Turkeys

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Preliminary harvest figures for the 2012 spring gobbler season are in and West Virginia hunters checked in 8,332 bearded turkeys, according to Frank Jezioro, director of the Division of Natural Resources. …Continue Reading

    Free Fishing Weekend June 9 and 10

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – National Fishing and Boating Week 2012 will be highlighted in West Virginia by the 23rd annual Free Fishing Weekend on June 9 and 10, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural…Continue Reading

    2012 Tour of Washington County Kickoff Classic and Stage Race Announced

    WASHINGTON COUNTY, MARYLAND – The Antietam Velo Club officially announces its promotion of the 2012 Tour of Washington County Kickoff Criterium (6-15-12) and Stage Race (6-16 through 6-17) powered by SRAM, which will once again represent…Continue Reading

    Morgan County Commissioners and NPS Have Different Views on Rail Trail Extension Plans

    Berkeley Springs, WV - Bert Lustig of the Western Maryland Rail Trail Supporters spoke to Morgan County commissioners about the National Park Service’s “preferred” plan for the extension of the Western Maryland Rail Trail from Pearre,…Continue Reading

    Volunteers Needed to Help With Appalachian Trail Clean-up June 2

    South Mountain, Washington County, Md. - South Mountain Recreation Area Rangers and the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club invite citizens to join them as they clean and enhance Maryland’s section of the Appalachian Trail on June 2, in celebration…Continue Reading

    Online boating safety course now available on any mobile device

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Anyone born after December 31, 1986, must successfully complete a Boating Safety Education Course before operating a motorboat or personal watercraft upon the waters of West Virginia. Free Boating Safety classes…Continue Reading

    Fort Frederick State Park hosts Junior Ranger Sprouts Program

    Big Pool, Md. ─ Fort Frederick State Park staff invites children ages 4 to 7 to join them for a fun-filled week of nature-related activities, hikes and discussions at the Junior Ranger Sprouts program.

    This five-session program…Continue Reading

    African-American History Hike to Celebrate National Trails Day

    Harpers Ferry, WV – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), in partnership with the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (HFNHP), will lead an African-American History Hike on June 2, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. beginning at the…Continue Reading

    A Diamond Jubilee at Cacapon State Park

    Cacapon Resort State Park turns 75 in 2012.  Opening on July 1, 1937, the park is located in Morgan County and was largely constructed by the Civilian Conservation…Continue Reading

    Swimming Pools at State Parks Create Cool Summer Pastime

    West Virginia State Parks and Forests will be opening outdoor swimming pools on Saturday, May 26 of Memorial Day weekend.  “If the weather is cooperative, the mechanical aspects of pool operations complete, and lifeguards available,…Continue Reading

    Catfishing casts out tagged rewards at eight W.Va State Parks

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “Catfish in the Parks” is a “Get Outdoors” initiative for kids and families to discover the fun of catfishing. Introduced in 2008…Continue Reading

    Park Quest 2012 Registration Opens May 14

    Annapolis, Md.  – Families across the State are gearing up for a summer of adventure with the Maryland Park Service annual park-hopping challenge. Registration for Park Quest 2012 opens at 10 a.m. on May 14 and interested participants…Continue Reading

    Antietam 2012 Run Through History Race Set for June 3rd

    Hagerstown, MD - Head Start of Washington County, Inc. has announced that the 33rd annual Antietam Run Through History will take place on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012.  Events will include a 10K road race and a new 5k race.  Runner’s…Continue Reading

    An Eco-idea yields “A Sleeping Giant” art sculpture at Coopers Rock State Forest

    BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. – A giant rests against a tree in the picnic area at Coopers Rock State Forest. He began his nap on Earth Day, April 22, 2012, and will remain in place until nature reduces him to his components of woven twigs, grass,…Continue Reading

    Division of Natural Resources Warns:  Don’t Feed the Bears!

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds all West Virginia residents that feeding black bears is a violation of state law, as well as a misguided disservice to the state animal, according to…Continue Reading

    WVDNR, Leave Young Wildlife Alone

    FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) advises people to leave all young wildlife alone.  “The spring season is the time of year when the woods and fields of West Virginia are full of new life,”…Continue Reading

    Western Maryland Rail Trail Guided Bike Ride May 5

    Big Pool, Md. — Fort Frederick State Park invites participants to enjoy a leisurely, guided bike ride along the historic Western Maryland Rail Trail from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Bikers will follow a naturalist to discover and…Continue Reading

    Appalachian Trail Conservancy Visitor Center Hosts Hiking Season Kickoff

    Harpers Ferry, WV – On Saturday, May 5th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will host an event to celebrate the arrival of the spring hiking season at the ATC’s Visitor Center in Harpers Ferry, WV. Admission…Continue Reading

    Spring Gobbler Survey and Poaching Information

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The spring turkey hunting season in West Virginia begins April 23 and runs through May 19. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with the West Virginia Chapter of the National Wild…Continue Reading

    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 16-20, 2012

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 16, 2012:

    Anthony Creek
    Bear Rocks Lake
    Big Clear Creek
    Blackwater River
    Buffalo Fork Lake
    Bullskin Run
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    West Virginia’s Spring Gobbler Season Opens April 23, 2012

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages all spring gobbler hunters to get ready for the season to open. The four-week season begins Monday, April 23, and closes on Saturday, May 19, 2012. …Continue Reading

    Governor Tomblin Signs Cacapon Renovation Bill

    Governor Earl Ray Tomblin visited Cacapon Resort State Park on April 9th to ceremoniously sign Senate Bill 362, which authorizes a $23.5 million bond issue for an expansion and renovation project at Cacapon. The bill passed the legislature…Continue Reading

    Fort Frederick State Park To Host Autumn Foliage Bike Ride

    Big Pool, Md. - Fort Frederick State Park will host a guided bike ride on the Western Maryland Rail Trail on October 15 to view and discuss the area’s beautiful fall landscape.

    The public is invited to join a naturalist for a leisurely…Continue Reading

    Deer, bear and boar archery seasons open in October

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Deer, bear and boar archery seasons are scheduled to open in October according to Kem Shaw, Wildlife Biologist for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

    The traditional statewide archery deer…Continue Reading

    Cannon Firing Demonstrations at Fort Frederick State Park

    BIG POOL, MD – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service will host a French and Indian War Artillery Weekend September 24 – 25, 2011.

    The Artillery Weekend will feature presentations of the loading and…Continue Reading

    Disc Golf - A Fun, Free Activity at Poor House Park

    Martinsburg, WV - Located only a few miles west of downtown Martinsburg, Poor House Farm Park is well known for its historic barn, walking trails, fishing lake, and equestrian center. With fall sports kicking into high gear, the park comes…Continue Reading

    Joshua Beall’s Company to Garrison Fort Frederick, September 17 - 18

    BIG POOL, MD – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service will host a special living history program featuring Joshua Beall’s Company of the Maryland Forces, September 17 – 18, 2011.

    The “Garrison”…Continue Reading

    West Virginia’s small game hunting and trapping seasons open

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Hunting for small game in West Virginia begins early this year on Sept. 10, 2011 with the opening of squirrel season.  “Squirrel season is very popular with many West Virginia sportsmen.  It is a time…Continue Reading

    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church sponsors “the Heritage RIDE” for Motorcycles and Cars, Aug. 20

    “The Heritage Ride” is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 2011. This three hour tour of Civil War Churches of Washington County is a creative fundraiser for the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Building Fund. Motorcycle riders and…Continue Reading

    2011 Tour of Washington County Bicycle Race to be held June 17-19

    HAGERSTOWN, MD – Over 350 amateur bicycle racers are expected to bring their talents to Washington County the weekend of June 17th, 2011 for the Tour of Washington County.

    “With 300 to 400 competitors, plus family and friends,…Continue Reading

    Celebrating Archaeology in Washington County; June 15th 2pm Grand Opening of New Exhibit

    Hagerstown, MD—The Maryland Archaeological Conservation (MAC) Lab at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum and the Maryland Historical Trust have received a grant from the Department of Interior, National Park Service through the Preserve…Continue Reading

    2011 167th Airlift Wing 5K Run Results + Photos

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    Free Fishing Weekend June 11 and 12 Celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. –National Fishing and Boating Week 2011 (June 4 - 12) will be highlighted by the 21st annual Free Fishing Weekend on June 11 and 12, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources…Continue Reading

    Greenbrier Challenge Mountain Bike Race Scheduled for Sunday May 22

    HAGERSTOWN, MD – The Eighth Annual Greenbrier Challenge Mountain Bike Race is scheduled for May 22, 2011 at Greenbrier State Park. The race has been the top cycling event in the Mid-Atlantic region for several years. Past participants have…Continue Reading

    Upcoming Class Integrating Yoga and Dance To Be Taught in Shepherdstown

    Shepherdstown, WV—“Mindful Moving,” a movement class integrating yoga, dance, and improvisation, will be taught by Kitty Clark on six consecutive Wednesday evenings, from May 25-June 29.  The class takes place from 6-7:30 pm…Continue Reading

    Martinsburg Heritage Day 5K Hike This Saturday

    This coming Saturday is Heritage Day, the day each year that Martinsburg’s most interesting historic sites are open, decked out and free for all to enjoy. Live music, street vendors, special exhibits and programs make this a day you…Continue Reading

    WV Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, May 1, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Division of Natural Resources Operations Center in Elkins. The public is invited to attend…Continue Reading

    CVB Releases New Washington County Bike Maps and Brochures in Print and Online

    HAGERSTOWN, Md) – The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has just released a new Bicycle Tours map and brochure for Washington County, Maryland.

    The new printed bike map and brochure now features the…Continue Reading

    Fort Frederick State Park 17th Annual 18th-Century Market Fair Set for April 28 - May 1

    BIG POOL, Maryland - The Maryland Park Service and the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park will host the Annual 18th Century Market Fair at Fort Frederick State Park April 28 – May 1. Visitors to Market Fair will meet more than 150 talented…Continue Reading

    Local Audobon Summer Camp Now Taking Registrations

    The Audubon Discovery Camp, a nature-oriented summer day camp for children in the Eastern Panhandle and nearby Maryland, is now registering campers for its 2011 season.

    The camp, which is entering its ninth year, is sponsored by the…Continue Reading

    Shepherd Intramurals offers hunters safety class

    Shepherdstown, WV—The Shepherd University Intramurals and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) will be offering a Hunters Safety Education class at Shepherd University on Saturday, November 13 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and…Continue Reading

    October 15 Deadline Approaches for Purchasing Additional Deer Archery Hunting Licenses

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia resident and nonresident archery deer hunters have until Oct. 15, 2010, to purchase their additional deer bow hunting license(s), according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section…Continue Reading

    New District Fishing Guide Available

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The District 2 Fishing Guide, the first in a series, is now available, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.  The guide to public fishing and boating access…Continue Reading

    Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Exhibit & Visitors Center Opening September 14

    (SHARPSBURG, Md.) – A new Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Exhibit and Visitor Center will open next Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at the historic Newcomer House on Antietam National Battlefield. The center is dedicated to promoting…Continue Reading

    Doves and Waterfowl Usher in Fall Hunting Season

    September 1st signals the beginning of another hunting season in West Virginia. For many years now, September 1st is the traditional opening of dove season across a wide swath of the United States. These early seasons provide extra opportunities…Continue Reading

    Youth Waterfowl Season and Youth Small Game Season Dates Announced

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s youth waterfowl season has been set for Sept. 25, 2010, and the youth small game season is scheduled for Oct. 2, 2010, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of…Continue Reading

    Blue Ford North Public Access Re-Opened

    ROMNEY, W.Va. – The public fishing and boating access known as Blue Ford North on the South Branch of the Potomac River in Hampshire County has been re-opened, according to Bret Preston, Asst. Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of…Continue Reading

    Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

    The WV Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program encourages women to participate in outdoor activities. We host two weekend workshops a year designed for hands-on training in an atmosphere where women can have fun learning new skills. The…Continue Reading

    Mourning Dove Season Opens in West Virginia September 1

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Mourning dove season opens Sept. 1, 2010, and for many hunters it marks the beginning of the fall hunting seasons, according to Curtis I. Taylor, chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division…Continue Reading

    Third Annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival Set for Sept. 24-26

    The Third Annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival will be held in and around Berkeley Springs the weekend of September 24-26.

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is the lead festival sponsor. Most of the festival’s events…Continue Reading

    Hunting Season Changes Explained in New 2010-2011 WV Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Several important changes in the state’s fall hunting seasons for wild turkey and black bear, as well as the youth hunting seasons, are included in the new 2010-2011 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations…Continue Reading

    Geology! Rocks at West Virginia’s State Parks in 2010

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “Geology underlies it all.” That’s the theme of a summer program at West Virginia State Parks that invites visitors to learn about some very, very old geologic formations that are a big part of what makes…Continue Reading

    DNR Enforcement of Boating Under the Influence Laws To Be Stepped Up June 25-27

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Recreational boaters may want to think twice before reaching for that cold beer, especially the weekend of June 25-27. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) natural resources police officers, as part…Continue Reading

    Permit Applications Available for Special Deer Hunt from National Radio Astronomy Observatory

    GREEN BANK, W.Va. – The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank, W.Va., has announced that applications are now available and are being accepted for the special resident- only controlled deer hunt at the NRAO site. …Continue Reading

    MWV and WVDNR Announce Voluntary Catch-and-Release Program on the MWV Trout Adventure Streams

    RUPERT, WV (June 15, 2010) – MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today the implementation of voluntary catch-and-release for native brook trout on Laurel Creek above Jettsville. …Continue Reading

    Free Fishing Weekend June 12 and 13 Celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – National Fishing and Boating Week 2010 (June 5 - 13) will be highlighted by the 21st annual Free Fishing Weekend on June 12 and 13, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural…Continue Reading

    Division of Natural Resources Warns:  Don’t Feed the Bears!

    The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) cautions all residents that feeding black bears is a violation of state law, as well as a misguided disservice to our state animal, according to Colin Carpenter, black bear project leader…Continue Reading

    Take a Hike (or Bike) at West Virginia State Parks and Forests on National Trails Day June 5

    On June 5, West Virginia State Parks and Forests welcome hikers and bikers (bicycle) in celebrating the American Hiking Society’s signature trail awareness program, National Trails Day. A number of scheduled hikes led by park and forest…Continue Reading

    June - A Time For Bass Fishing

    By Frank Jezioro, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director

    For most of the trout anglers in the state, their season ends with the last stocking for the Memorial Day holiday. The casual angler believes that once the stocking…Continue Reading

    West Virginia Waters Stocked With Trout May 28

    According to the DNR the following waters were stocked with trout the week of May 24, 2010. This concludes the regular trout stocking season for this year.

    Bear Rocks Lake
    Blackwater River
    Buffalo Creek (Logan)
    Cherry…Continue Reading

    South Branch Public Access Closed

    The public fishing and boating access, known as Blue Ford North on the South Branch of the Potomac River in Hampshire County, is closed, according to Bret Preston, assistant chief of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife…Continue Reading

    Extra Stocking in May for Trout Anglers

    As most trout anglers are aware, many waters that are normally stocked in February by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources did not get stocked this year because of nearly continuous snowfall and poor road conditions.  Some…Continue Reading

    WV Trout Waters Stocked May 3

    The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources has reported that the following waters were stocked with trout the week of May 3: 

    Anawalt Lake
    Anthony Creek
    Back Fork of Elk River
    Beech Fork TailwatersContinue Reading

    Get Ready for Boating Season -  Boater Education Classes are Mandatory

    The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) is requesting you open your windows and look outside. It is warm out there. The water is looking great and it is boating time again.

    Even though it is the first part of May,…Continue Reading