Mountain State Forest Festival

September 29 – October 7, 2012

The Mountain State Forest Festival is the largest and oldest festival in the state of West Virginia and is considered a major homecoming for those individuals who previously lived in the Elkins area. It’s also a time when first time visitors, young and old alike, come to the area to […]

Beautiful Showy Lady Slipper Orchids

These rare and protected Showy Lady Slipper Orchids are found deep in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. Video: Brian La Fountain

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New Study Highlights Challenges Facing the Appalachian National Scenic Trail • Appalachian Mountain Dreams

Washington, D.C.—According to a new assessment released today by the National Parks Conservation Association NPCA and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy ATC, one of the most beloved recreational footpaths in the United States, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, faces many challenges that put the experience of visitors and trail resources at risk. Adjacent land development on […]