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.

 Orange for Safety on North Bend Rail Trail

11/21/2012
CAIRO, W.Va. – Deer season is in full force across West Virginia and in some areas the great outdoors will host two types of users in the same vicinity: those hunting for white-tailed deer and those taking advantage of the nice weather to hike or bike.

North Bend State Park Supt. Steve Jones advises hikers and bikers using the North Bend Rail Trail to wear orange or brightly colored outerwear while on the trail during deer firearms season. A former railroad grade, North Bend Rail Trail is a hiking and biking trail on a narrow strip of land that begins at Happy Valley in Wood County and ends 72 miles away at Wolf Summit in Harrison County. The popular recreational trail cuts through private property in four counties: Wood, Ritchie, Doddridge and Harrison.

“It’s been beautiful weather over the past few days and next week’s forecast will also find people enjoying outdoor activities before winter arrives,” Jones said. “As a good safety precaution, individuals hiking or biking on state forests or using public recreational lands such as the rail trails are encouraged to wear brightly colored hats or helmets (not white). Better yet, wear bright colored headwear and orange apparel such as deer hunters are required to wear to be more easily seen by anyone in the area.”

For North Bend State Park or North Bend Rail Trail information, visit www.northbendsp.com or call 304-643-2931.

Contact Information

Steve Jones
304-643-2931
northbendsp@wv.gov