Word From The Wise: Hiking Tips From A Park Ranger To Keep You Safe And Having Fun

Expert Hiking Advice From a Park Ranger in the New River Gorge National River

The New River Gorge region has many hiking trails from beginner to advanced. You can follow rivers, hike along the top of gorges, make descents beside waterfalls and take easy strolls though beautiful forests. While the trails are typically simple to find and follow, West Virginia weather is notorious for being unpredictable. Being prepared for many different scenarios before setting out on your hike will help you ...

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Active SWV Community Engagement Assistant Molly Wolff

Molly Wolff joins the Active SWV team on a part time basis to contribute media and communication support along with photography and graphic design. Molly brings an education in Physical Education and Recreation Administration from Southern Virginia University with life experience in youth sports programming, assisting children with special needs in recreation, tourism marketing assistance, and owning a photography business. Molly is a resident of Scarbro, West Virginia with her family.

The mission of Active Southern West Virginia to increase opportunities for ...

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Active SWV State Parks Tour 2018

 

Active SWV is proud to announce a new partnership with West Virginia State Parks in the New River Gorge region. Active SWV will be hosting First Sunday Hikes led by Community Captains Levi and Rene Moore at participating state parks in our region. This collaboration will bring opportunities to offer other Active SWV programs in ...

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Active SWV Walking Groups

March means spring in West Virginia and spring means warmer temperatures and nicer weather for walking outside. Active SWV is challenging communities to start their very own hometown walking groups. Walking is a great, easy, and effective way to exercise. Walking groups are suitable for all ages and ability levels, so everyone ...

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March Participant of the Month: Mike Fox

Image may contain: 8 people, people smiling, people standingActive SWV would like to introduce you to the March Participant of the Month, Mike Fox. Mike is an active member of his community and has really enjoyed Active SWV’s Tai Chi program. We asked Mike to tell us a little bit about himself and his motivations for being physically active.

Tell us a little about yourself.
I have lived in southern West Virginia my entire life. I ...

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March Community Captain of the Month: Aletha Stolar

Active SWV is pleased to announce Aletha Stolar as March Community Captain of the month.

Aletha is the Community Captain for our brand new Tai Chi class that will begin March 3rd at 10am in the Bellann Building in Oak Hill. We asked Aletha to tell us a little about herself and why she is physically active.

Tell us about yourself, where are you ...

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February Community Captains of the Month

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Active SWV would like to introduce the February Community Captains of the month, Teresa Workman and Jennifer Robinson . These amazing ladies are the Community Captains of our Pickleball Program. They had the time to answer a few questions for us about theirselves, what motivates them, and why you too should join an Active SWV free program.

• Tell us about yourself, ...

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February Participants of the Month

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Active SWV would like to introduce you to our February Participants of the Month Mark & Dianna Iobst. Mark and Dianna participate in our Pickleball program on Fridays at 6pm at Brickhouse Cardio in Oak Hill. We caught up with Mark and Dianna between games to ask them a few questions about why they like playing Pickleball, and why its important to them to be physically active.

What motivated you ...

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Active SWV would like to say a big THANK YOU to our partners.

Active SWV would like to say thank you to our partners donating indoor spaces used for our weekly and monthly Community Captain programs. The generosity of these partners makes it possible for many of our programs to exist. These partners share our mission of bringing free physical activity opportunities to their communities.

Program schedule: Website Calendar

St Luke’s Methodist

Located at 18001 W Webster Rd, Craigsville, WV: weekly walking group with Community Captain Glenna Butler every Tuesday and Thursday at ...

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Exceeding the Challenge – Local resident walks over 2000 miles in 2017!

In early 2017, Active Southern West Virginia Community Captain, Levi Moore, announced a challenge for any willing participants. The challenge was to walk, run, or hike 1000 miles and keep track of it before the end of the year. Throughout the year, the Active SWV Facebook group readily received updates from participants. I asked Levi a few questions about the Challenge:

Andy: Where did you get the idea for the 1000 Mile Challenge?
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