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West Virginia

Go New River Rafting with Kids at Adventures on the Gorge

Four years ago, my family left California for Washington DC. I can’t decide if I miss the mountains or the beaches the most. No, the Appalachian Mountains aren’t the same as the Sierra Nevadas. But in the past few years, I have found that the green, tree-covered peaks and pristine rivers of Appalachia can bring...

Find the Snow in West Virginia and Ski at Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Every time I return to West Virginia, the beauty of its mountains and the friendliness of its people strikes me anew. What a pleasant change from my carefully-managed, packed-full daily routine living just outside Washington DC! A couple of nights away from the city in Appalachia, and my family is refreshed. It’s even more special...

Family Friendly Skiing in the Southeast

Skiing with the family in Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina is easy, fun, and economical. Southeastern ski resorts are smaller than those you find on the west coast, but they are still a delight for the entire family. A smaller resort is more affordable, making them ideal for once-per-season ski trip families.

Spend a Day in Charleston, West Virginia’s Capital City

In my family’s travels across America, our route has often taken us through state capitals. Sometimes we stop to check them out, other times we don’t. From Sacramento to Indianapolis to Richmond, I’ve found that these capital cities have given our family great insight into their respective states even though they’re relatively small. To be...

A Summer’s Day in Morgantown, West Virginia

From the interstate, either I-79 or I-68, it’s easy to see that north central West Virginia is a beautiful area with heavily forested mountains. Living in the Mid-Atlantic, many of my road trips westward have taken me through Morgantown; however, until recently, I’ve never bothered to get off the highway to see what lay beyond...

ACE Adventure Resort – Summer Adventure for Families in West Virginia

  Millions of families in the Eastern United States live within a day’s drive of the mountains of West Virginia. And, the secret is out! Families love getting away from it all and spending time outdoors together in West Virginia’s mountains. Along the New River Gorge at ACE Adventure Resort, families can spend their days...
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