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WV Weekends – Arts & Theatre Itinerary

January 22, 2018

Nostalgic performances, renowned musical acts, events for the children… there is something going on that you are sure to enjoy during a West Virginia Weekend in Greater Parkersburg Most of us have just 48 hours to make the most of our time off each weekend. If you’re looking for a quick getaway packed with interesting…

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10 Things to Do in Greater Parkersburg This Winter

January 22, 2018

Looking for things to do around Greater Parkersburg? Here is a list of ten things that will get you out of the house and making memories this winter! 10. CRAFT BEER. Visit Our 3 MOV Breweries Experience Greater Parkersburg’s craft brew scene at one of the area’s popular breweries. Visit Parkersburg Brewing Co., North End…

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Worthington Creek and the Little Kanawha Paddle Trip

December 7, 2017

Experience the great outdoors from your canoe or kayak on Worthington Creek and the Little Kanawha River! This route passes under 140 years of highway history. Immediately north of the Put-in at Corning Park, you pass under the State Route 47 (Staunton Ave) bridge. This road was originally the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, built by the State of…

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Lee Creek Paddle Trip

December 7, 2017

Be careful at the Lee Creek put-in, don’t get your vehicle stuck in the mud. Remote access to Lee Creek creates a rustic paddle trip you are sure to enjoy. You will experience the still water and unique landscape along the waterway. From the thick foliage canopy to gorgeous blue skies. From rock overhands to…

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Back to Blennerhassett

February 13, 2017

By Ryan Vance When I was a kid, I always knew the school year was drawing to a close when my teacher started talking about the school’s annual trip to Blennerhassett Island. On the appointed day, everyone piled into the buses and made the two-hour trip to Parkersburg, where we took a boat to the…

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Duck Creek Paddle Trip

February 13, 2017

When you paddle up Duck Creek you will experience tree-shrouded still water. One interesting thing you will encounter on this trip is the Pratt Truss Bridge, invented by Thomas and Caleb Pratt in 1844. Discover the peacefulness of Duck Creek. Paddle with family and friends and become one with nature. The deep foliage and still…

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Sample Fall Itinerary

July 26, 2016

Take a look at what a weekend getaway might look like for the Greater Parkersburg area in late summer/early fall. For motorcycle or car enthusiasts, there is no better way to begin the trip than by taking a leisurely drive on one of our motorcycle ride guides or scenic driving routes. The winding roads, country…

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Boats, Birds, and Family Bonding

March 17, 2016

Outdoor family fun in Greater Parkersburg, West Virginia By Tracy Antonioli   As seven-year-old Bryce stood at the edge of the park, he shielded his eyes from the sun, straining to see the sternwheeler approaching in the distance. “Is that it, Mom?” he asked. “Is that the boat we’re going to ride today?” “That’s one…

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Parkersburg: Where History Lives

September 9, 2015

Parkersburg, W.Va., established in 1810, was named for a Revolutionary War hero, and its history has long been a part of its attraction. Museums and historic mansions, links to the Aaron Burr treason conspiracy, an old fortification, and the largest downtown historic district in the state, are all part of the lure. Bob Enoch of…

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