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Hygge in the Hills: The endless opportunities of summertime in West Virginia


How very hygge that the start of summer and West Virginia’s birthday coincide this year on June 20? But of course. It’s all the more reason to re-visit the age-old question, “Which came first: the chicken or the egg?” It’s just one more reason to adopt the theory that West Virginia has been embracing the hygge philosophy all along. And since the official start of the summer season is just around the corner, let’s take a look at how very hygge that time of year is for all of us. 

It’s easy to look back and remember what we enjoyed during this time of year as children, young adults, and now as adults making certain that we pass along these treasured moments to our children and grandchildren. It’s simply what we do. And in recalling those memories and nearly insisting upon their continuance, there are a few that are so universal that their reach is far beyond the Appalachian region, but we’ll claim them as ours, anyway. The list is lengthy, and we find ourselves grateful for each. 

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