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  1. First post office in present-day West Virginia established

    June 30, 1792: The first post office in present-day West Virginia was established at Martinsburg, Berkeley County. ...

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Plan your spring getaways Plan your spring getaways
As we say farewell to winter, we look forward to springtime in the Mountain State. Watch nature awaken on a peaceful mountain vista, or plan a spring trip on America’s best whitewater. Many communities celebrate the season with festivals featuring chocolate, ramps, Appalachian culture, Scottish heritage and more.

Eat Local Eat Local
From the ultimate comfort food and farm-to-table freshness to sophisticated international fare, West Virginia’s culinary creations are sure to amaze your appetite, please your palate and indulge your imagination. Many markets also offer wines, jellies, salsas, soaps and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Flora and fauna hikes Flora and fauna hikes
Spring wildflowers bring color to the West Virginia hills. Hundreds of species will soon be in bloom, just waiting to be discovered by hikers and bikers at a state park or forest. Join an organized hike, or plan your own adventure. Don’t forget to take your camera … you never know what you’ll see!

Celebrate the Arts Celebrate the Arts
West Virginia artisans put hours into crafting handmade glass, jewelry, toys, musical instruments, custom-made fishing poles and more. At Tamarack in Beckley, step off the turnpike to experience Appalachian culture as it comes to life. Watch as juried artisans create treasures you can take home.

Irish Road Bowling Irish Road Bowling
This ancient game has been played for more than 300 years on the rural country roads in Ireland, but it is now being brought to you from the green hills of West Virginia. Take an afternoon walk on a scenic country road and experience firsthand the thrill of Irish Road Bowling. It’s fun for all ages and easy to learn!

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