Blackwater Falls has one of the most scenic waterfalls in West Virginia, but the hike down is just as beautiful! Take your time walking the many steps to the waterfall and enjoy an up close look at hemlock trees, ferns, and rhododendrons (the state flower) 🌲🌸 Check the link in our bio to read all about our trip to Blackwater Falls and the surrounding area!
#AlmostHeaven in Ranson, West Virginia! Come by the Ranson CVB to get your own sticker to participate in West Virginia Tourism's birthday celebration! Post a photo with the sticker to share some state pride and use #AlmostHeaven for a chance to win an exclusive swag bag full of WV Tourism goodness.
My dad has always known when to play me my song, Traveller by Chris Stapleton. If he were here, he would have played it over the last few weeks. I almost forgot, but when I was in Florida, which I loved, I couldn’t stop thinking about this state I had never even been to. And from the second I drove into West Virginia I was in awe. Over two years ago I stopped and snapped this photo only a couple miles from the apartment I live in now. Then I tried not to die driving on these backroads for the first time in the dark. You know I even loved that. And now I get to live here. I’m just saying... that is not my song anymore. But I’m grateful it was, because, I think I’ve said this before, without all of that leaving I wouldn’t know where I want to stay. #westvirginia#almostheaven#mountains#sheisnotlost
It’s #museummonday , our favorite day of the week! No summer in #almostheaven West Virginia is complete without a trip to the eastern panhandle-so head over to the Jefferson County Museum in Charles Town. They have so many amazing artifacts on display and events this summer! #wvmuseums
The Gandy Dancer Theatre is the only Branson-Style dinner show in West Virginia. The different shows offer high energy, state of the art shows, with music from the 50's to today including Country, Gospel, Pop, Rock and Patriotic presentations all performed by top musicians and performers. Don't forget that a plated dinner is included so come hungry and get ready to sit back and relax. #elkinsrandolphwv#gandydancertheatre#elkinswv#almostheaven#westvirginia#bransonstyleshows
This week the Gandy Dancer has the Tribute to Musical Legends show starting at 5:30 on Thursday and Saturday. The Premier Show begins at 5:30 on Friday. Seats are available for all 3 shows. You can make your reservations now by calling (304) 636-4935
Quite the hiatus from Taiga photos on my social media for no reason other than choosing to live in the moment and soak up the adventures fully. This little girl has been accompanying us on oodles of bike rides, hikes, and runs this summer. She handles the heat much more gracefully than Kenai ever has and is absolutely tireless - as you would expect from a 10-month old Siberian husky! She is such a GOOD girl. Dave and I have to remind ourselves that she's still a puppy when she does frustrating things because she is so very good the large majority of the time. I am so very grateful to have such a happy little adventure partner to join me on adventures Kenai would much rather abstain from (hikes >7 miles and all bikes >1 mile).
We tromped around in the creek with Courtney & Robbie yesterday and it was so very, very good 🎣 Also, it is really incredible that views like this are only a short drive from our front door. Like, 40 minutes away. #AlmostHeaven , indeed. 😍 #wvengagement •• #oberportsengagement ••• #paintcreek
When I lived in Kill Devil Hills, I made it a point to take 5 minutes every morning to stop at the beach and reflect before work. Something about the waves and the sand restored my soul, gave me energy, and strengthened my determination to reach my goals. Since moving to WV, I have struggled to find my individual sense of purpose outside of being a mother to my daughters and have longed for the sense of self I had gained in my morning stops on the beach. This morning, I realized in all the longing for the place I used to be I had missed out on the beautiful place I am in. Every morning as I drive to work, I pass this beautiful lake, two rivers, and a few waterfalls. This morning I stopped, inhaled the richness of the place I am in, and let it fill me. It’s amazing what Mother Earth can do for the soul when you open it to her. #timetogrow#home#restore#reflection#almostheaven#bluestonelake#exploresummerscounty#newday#wanderlust#adventure#mountainmama
The great folks of #MountainStage put together their 926th recording of this WV-based radio show last night, and it was a good one. Grateful (again) for all the good tunes Mt. Stage brings to #almostheaven ! Lineup included:
The Parachute Brigade
Hiss Golden Messenger
Good Morning! What a way to start your day coming off the Mountain @aceadventureresort for a SUP, whitewater trip, zip line trip, or any adventure you choose to have with us! Come see us from 2-10pm @thelostpaddle for craft cocktails and scrumptious food options! Cheers!🍻 #almostheaven#gotowv#acevibes Photo Credit: Emily Kambic
Smile. Give Earth the biggest smile you've got. See every glimmer of light in the scariest, darkest sky. And when people think you're crazy, then you know you've accomplished something very few dare to try.
Lana M. H. Wilder