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.


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.

 Cedar Creek State Park Hosts Gilmer County on the Move, June 1, 2013

GLENVILLE, W.Va. - Gilmer County on the Move, Walking Groups Challenge II members are challenging members as well as friends and neighbors to get a little exercise and help celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day at Cedar Creek State Park on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Cedar Creek State Park is located near Glenville.

Jeff Campbell, Gilmer County’s Economic Development Associates Health & Wellness Committee chair and project coordinator of Gilmer County on the Move said “We’re proud to hold this event for the first time and invite anyone to join and be active - walk the park grounds, hike one or all seven trails at Cedar Creek State Park, bike, paddle boat, swim, play basketball, tennis, volleyball, softball, or go bird watching. You can bring your dog on a leash.”

The day is two-fold. The first 100 Gilmer County on the Move Walking Group Challenge team participants who turn in their first six-week walking log will receive a 2013 GCOM t-shirt. Maps and trail guides as well as water and snacks will be available. Apple Shelter is the group’s base for June 1 activities at Cedar Creek State Park. To learn more about Gilmer County on the Move, call Jeff Campbell at 304-871-6232 or email jcampbell08@frontier.com.  

Additionally participants walking or hiking may also record and submit miles walked on June 1 at Cedar Creek State Park as part of National Trails Day involvement. The state park system participates in the American Hiking Society’s nationwide campaign by encouraging self-paced hikes or taking advantage of guided hikes. Log cards are available online at www.wvstateparks.com, click National Trails Day. Log cards are also available at the park office or check-in areas. Individuals submitting a hiking log will receive a certificate of accomplishment and a trails day patch.

Contact Information

Jeff Campbell, GCEDA or Paul Minigh, Park Superintendent
304-871-6232 or 304-462-8517