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.

 Tracking and Wood Lore Workshop January 18-20 at Twin Falls State park

1/3/2013
MULLENS, W.Va. – An 18th century weekend is planned January 18-20, 2013 at Twin Falls Resort State Park. “Tracking and Wood Lore weekend creates the experience of how our ancestors tracked the animals that provided food and clothing,” said Bryan Danford, park naturalist.

Participants will engage on track walks and put new skills into use with the scavenger hunt. Other topics of the weekend will include: Indian stories, edible and medicinal plants presentation, and an 18th century trading camp.

Trails, Inc. instructors and guides for the weekend are Doug Wood, Dianne Anestis, Mike Little, Sue Little and Tiffany Little. Activities will begin on Friday night with an introduction to the weekend actitivities, games and a night hike. Saturday features an 18th century-style dinner.

Overnight accommodations are available for Twin Falls Lodge or cabins. Package prices include two nights lodging, Saturday dinner, break refreshments, and all event activities. The total cost for two people is $215. Cabin rates and other options are available.

Advance reservations are required in order to plan for outdoor and indoor activities, the special Saturday meal and interactive programs. For more information call 304-294-4000 or email twinfallssp@wv.gov. Workshop agenda is posted on www.twinfallsresort.com, Events/Deals.

Twin Falls State Park is located in Wyoming County between Mullens and Pineville. The park features a 47-room lodge, vacation cabins, campground, restaurant and Pioneer Farm, in addition to hiking, biking, golf and nature-based activities.

Contact Information

Bryan Danford, Activities Coordinator
304-294-4000
bryan.w.danford@wv.gov