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Fort Boreman Scenic Hike

10 Must-Do Fall Activities in Greater Parkersburg

September 23, 2022

It’s officially sweater weather! With the dropping of temperatures comes the changing of leaves, and here at Visit Greater Parkersburg, we know exactly where you need to be for the best fall activities and views. Fort Boreman Park (pictured above) – Located two miles from downtown Parkersburg, the park features Union Civil War trenches, interpretive…

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Shop Til’ You Drop Itinerary

August 3, 2022

𝔹𝕖𝕤𝕥 𝕌𝕤𝕖𝕕 𝔽𝕣𝕚𝕕𝕒𝕪 & 𝕊𝕒𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕪 8:00 a.m. Wake up to donuts & coffee from JR’s Donut Castle 9:00 a.m. Start your day at Crown Florals & Gifts for shopping & a box full of homemade fudge 10:00 a.m. Continue your shopping at Mulberry Lane Country Store and check out their gift crates! 11:00 a.m. Shop…

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History & Heritage Itinerary

July 26, 2022

Best used Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. Enjoy a morning coffee and a sweet or savory breakfast crepe from Unity Cafe 9:00 a.m. Purchase your $30 package ticket to Blennerhassett Island at the Blennerhassett Museum & enjoy a self-guided tour 10:00 a.m. Ride the Island Belle Sternwheeler from Point Park to the Island. Don’t be…

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15+ Top Spots to Hike and Paddle in Greater Parkersburg, West Virginia

August 31, 2020

Feeling stuck in a rut at home? Get outside, get moving, and put some mileage between you and your blahs. Whether you prefer to hike or paddle, Greater Parkersburg has lots of routes worth exploring. Even better, there’s something for everyone: No matter your interests, motivation, or level of fitness, there’s a trail or waterway…

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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking – Go Beyond the Pavement

August 31, 2020

Flowy, fast fun! With 225+ miles of singletrack trails and 72 miles of rail trail to pedal, Greater Parkersburg, West Virginia, is an incredible mountain biking destination. Whether you’re new to the sport or an experienced die-hard, come experience miles of thrills. Mountain biking in these mountains and forests isn’t just about the adrenaline rush—though…

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Autumn Riverboat Cruises

October 2, 2019

The autumn months are the most magical to enjoy a riverboat cruise. The beautiful hues of red, green, and orange burst forth on every tree along the river banks. The Valley Gem Sternwheeler offers more than a dozen unique paddle-wheel cruises for the entire family. It’s an experience that is difficult to duplicate. October 10,…

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Amazing history in Parkersburg

Amazing History in Parkersburg, West Virginia

July 2, 2019

Some gossip is so compelling that it still sparks conversation hundreds of years later. Parkersburg, West Virginia has several people worth talking about—and there’s no need to whisper. Greater Parkersburg is full of Amazing history. Cast of Characters A fascinating cast of characters awaits discovery in Parkersburg: Two families, the Hendersons and the Blennerhassetts, were…

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Get Outdoors in Greater Parkersburg, West Virginia

July 1, 2019

Nestled in the Ohio River Valley near the Appalachian Mountains, Greater Parkersburg, West Virginia has a lot to brag about: The nation’s largest colony of red-headed woodpeckers. The confluence of the Ohio and Little Kanawha rivers. Protected habitats for endangered fanshell and pink mucket mussels. The horseshoe curve of the North Fork of the Hughes…

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Sternwheeler & Trolley Tours To Henderson Hall

June 13, 2019

The Valley Gem Sternwheeler of Marietta, Ohio will offer sightseeing trips to Henderson Hall June through October each Tuesday and Thursday. Guests will enjoy a sternwheel and trolley ride to the Hall grounds and tour the beautiful and well-preserved Henderson Family home. The trip begins at the Valley Gem Landing where guests will board the…

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