Biking

Morgantown offers arts scene, great outdoor fun

July 25, 2017

Outdoor enthusiasts are familiar with the area around Morgantown, W.Va., with its whitewater rafting on the Cheat River and Upper Youghiogheny, biking along the 48 miles of the Mon River Trail System (which includes 8 […]

Biking

Ride to the star and back in Roanoke

July 17, 2017

Let the Roanoke Star be your reward for a 6-mile mountain bike ride that includes a thousand feet of climbing. Start in the Virginia city’s historic Grandin Village and head toward Mill Mountain Park, which […]

Biking

Four places to head off the beaten path in Morgantown

July 3, 2017

The mountains and valleys of West Virginia near Morgantown offer spectacular hiking opportunities: Cooper’s Rock, the Monongahela River Trail, and even the West Virginia University Arboretum in the heart of town. These scenic destinations, however, […]

Destinations

Hit the road in Bath County

May 28, 2017

New driving tour takes in the rural mountain scenery   The journey to Bath County, Va., from the Washington, D.C., area is a little more than 200 miles and starts on busy I-66 and then […]

Destinations

Waterfall Wednesday: Apple Orchard Falls, Virginia

April 12, 2017

Each week, Recreation News takes you to a new waterfall in the Mid-Atlantic. This week, see Apple Orchard Falls in Virginia. State: Virginia Location: Buchanan Height: N/A Apple Orchard Falls is one of Virginia’s tallest and most […]

Destinations

Smith Mountain Lake shoreline great for recreation

March 17, 2017

Smith Mountain Lake, located in the newly designated Virginia Mountains Region, is an amazing area with shoreline covering Bedford, Franklin, and Pittsylvania counties. What’s not to love about a clear glistening lake with 580 miles […]