Fall Adventure Getaway

There's nothing like the colors of Fall in the Heart of Appalachia

Lov­ing­ly Writ­ten by Abi­gail Camp­bell Start your fall adven­ture by dri­ving the scenic routes of Heart of Appalachia on your way to Breaks Inter­state Park, where you will see 4,500 acres of green­wood lands and moun­tain scenery. Zip into fall on the newest addi­tion at Breaks, the Canyon Rim Zipline Tour. Join the guides for […]

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Adventures With Cody – Mountain Biking The OP

Cody Howell gives a glimpse at Mountain Biking Spearhead Trails Original Pocahontas Trail System...

Fall in the Heart of Appalachia is the per­fect time for out­door explo­ration and adven­ture. The pic­turesque change of sea­sons col­ors are spec­tac­u­lar and the weath­er is at its best for hik­ing, bik­ing, off-road­­ing, boul­der­ing and white­wa­ter raft­ing. Far south­west­ern Vir­ginia is an out­door adven­ture­land year-round, but autumn invig­o­rates the sens­es like no oth­er time […]

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A Call to Fish To Your Heart’s Content

According to our calendar, Saturday, September 23 is National Hunting and Fishing Day...

You know what that means around our cor­ner of the world? A rea­son (in case you need one) to go fish­ing! And there’s plen­ty of fish­ing holes to sat­is­fy your angler itch in the Heart of Appalachia! Among the pris­tine waters of the Appalachi­an Moun­tains, you’ll find an impres­sive vari­ety of fish against stun­ning scenic […]

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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Halloween is over and, for most of us, that means it's the start of the Christmas Season.

Thanks­giv­ing can’t be for­got­ten, of course, but we all know that soon stores will inevitably be filled with repeats of “All I Want for Christ­mas is You,” mul­ti-col­ored lights will be strung up around everyone’s hous­es, and hol­i­­day-themed cof­fees will be bought by the mass­es. It’s nev­er real­ly too ear­ly to start look­ing for Christ­mas […]

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Elk on the Roam

Virginia's Elk Viewing Opportunities in the Heart

His­tor­i­cal­ly, Elk roamed freely through­out east­ern North Amer­i­ca, includ­ing Vir­ginia. Unreg­u­lat­ed hunt­ing and habi­tat loss led to their demise by the late 1800s. Ear­ly to mid-1900s attempts to restore our elk pop­u­la­tions failed, most­ly due to lack of suit­able habi­tat and human knowl­edge of elk ecol­o­gy. Today, elk are mak­ing a come­back in the Heart […]

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No Tricks, All Treats!

Halloween Events to Make Your October Spooktastic!

Octo­ber is the month we all look for­ward to the most! The leaves are chang­ing from green to orange, the weather’s cool­ing down enough to final­ly break out that sweater col­lec­tion, and, of course, Hal­loween is at the end of the month! While everyone’s try­ing to find out what cos­tume looks best or what kind […]

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