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.

 West Virginia State Park hikes scheduled during New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend,

4/16/2014

 

Brush Creek
Brush Creek Falls in Pipestem Resort State Park will be the site of several West Virginia state parks wildflower walks during New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend April 25-27.
Some of West Virginia’s state parks will participate in the National Park Service’s 11th annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend, April 25-27, by scheduling several special hikes. All are free and the public is invited. Full program details are online at www.nps.gov/neri.
 
April 26, 2014
·  Take a Signs of Spring Walk at Little Beaver State Park starting at 3:30 p.m. at the park office. See spring in bloom on this leisurely 1.3 mile discovery walk throughout the park. Look for wildflowers, signs of animals and more. www.littlebeaverstatepark.com 304-763-2494
 
April 27, 2014
·  Babcock State Park will have a Spring Birding Walk beginning at 8 a.m. Meet at the Glade Creek Grist Mill for an hour-and-a-half birding walk. Stroll through the diverse habitats of Babcock in search of the region’s secretive beauties — birds. www.babcock.com  304-438-3004
 
·  Falls & Flowers: Nature of Brush Creek is Pipestem State Park’s weekend wildflower hike. Meet at the Pipestem Nature Center at 2 p.m. for a drive to Brush Creek Falls and a 3-mile spring walk. www.pipestemresort.com 304-466-1800
 
·  Hawks Nest Views & Beauties Walk begins at the older areas of Hawks Nest State Park for the 2-4 p.m. interpretative program. Explore the original section of the park built by the CCC, including the walkway to the main overlook and the forested loop trail. Walk only 1 mile on this leisurely stroll through this beautiful and historic area, seeing nature’s wonders. www.hawksnestsp.com 304-658-5212

Contact Information

Sean Pettrey
304-438-3004