West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Blennerhassett Island Frolic and Picnic Meal July 27

7/12/2013
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - The second Island Frolic for the season on Blennerhassett Island is set for Saturday, July 27, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

“If you are looking for something out of the ordinary to do with your family, try a relaxing evening on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park,” said Blennerhassett Supt. Matt Baker.

The sternwheeler Island Belle departs for the island from Civitan Park, in Belpre, Ohio, at 6:30 p.m. The cost of the Island Frolic is $25 for adult tickets and $20 for children ages 3-12. The price of the ticket includes the round-trip sternwheeler ride to the island, the meal, a narrated wagon ride tour, and a guided tour of the Blennerhassett Mansion.

The picnic-style meal begins around 7 p.m. and includes hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, fresh fruit cup, and beverage. Bicycles will also be available (at no charge) for visitors to ride. The island gift shop and snack bar will be open throughout the evening. After an evening of frolicking on the island, the Island Belle returns attendees back to Civitan Park around 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are sold at the Blennerhassett and must be reserved in advance. Please call the park office at 304-420-4800 to order tickets. A golf cart with driver is available on the island to offer assistance. One more Island Frolic is scheduled for August 24, 2013.

For more information about the park and scheduled events, call the Blennerhassett Island State Park at 304-420-4800 or visit the website, www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com.

Contact Information

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park 
304-420-4800
blennerhassettislandstatepark@wv.gov