Mount Hope – July Community of the Month

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, so does the city of Mount Hope, West Virginia. Mount Hope is one of many coal impacted communities in southern West Virginia working to improve the quality of life for their decreasing populations while pivoting their economy. Active living assets and opportunities are strategies this city has set as a priority and Active Southern West Virginia is proud to be a partner in this important work.

Mount Hope Active Living Projects

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Richwood Trails: Monongahela Outdoor Volunteers Update

Bicycling is gaining popularity around the nation in 2020 due to restricted public transportation and social distancing. Mountain biking is also growing in participation for those seeking a rural adventure. Active Southern West Virginia encourages the residents of Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers counties to include biking in communities as a way of staying active.

A West Virginia University researcher says exercising on local trails has doubled during the pandemic and is safe as long as people use best practices to ...

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April Participant of the Month: Cara Stewart

Active SWV staff and Community Captains have been working hard to provide alternatives to staying active while physically distancing. One of the current online challenges anyone can participate in is the Move Your Way, Southern WV Challenge – Extended Edition. This online challenge asks everyone to look through the Move Your Way(sm) educational website and use the Activity Tracker to make a plan for the week to meet ...

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Meadow River Hike, Bike, Walk, or Snowhoe

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Join us as we hike/walk/run/bike along the Meadow River Rail Trail. This is a flat rail trail along the Beautiful Meadow River. This activity is perfect for families and kids

Directions:
From 41N Spur off of Route 60 toward Nallen, 3.0 Miles from the turn onto 41N. Take a right on Quinwood/Nutterville Rd, the trailhead is on the right (.2 miles)along the Meadow River.

Hi Everyone this is Community Captain Richard Justice, let ...

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Appreciating Active SWV Volunteers 2019

Welcome to the 5th Active Southern West Virginia Volunteer Appreciation Awards! Thank you to our hosts at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, live music by “One For the Road”, and the staff at Active Southern West Virginia.

Everyone at this ...

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Canceled – Beckley Justify the Pie Group Bike/Walk

Canceling today’s Justify the Pie walk/run due to weather conditions. Please explore indoor activity options such as REFIT, Qigong, pickleball, High Fitness, Chair Fitness, and water aerobics with schedules here www.activeswv.org/events.
We look forward to scheduling a Beckley rail trail event in December. Be sure to join our Active SWV Bulletin Board group for program updates.

 

 

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Meadow River Bike, Walk, or Hike

Image may contain: outdoor, nature and waterSWWJoin us as we hike/walk/run/bike along the Meadow River Rail Trail. This is a flat rail trail along the Beautiful Meadow River. This activity is perfect for families and kids

Meeting Location: New trailhead in Rainelle, WV off of 7th St and Snake Island Rd., across from the Timber Mill beside the rail lines on the right.
For navigation:
700 Snake Island Rd. Rainelle, WV
Directions: If heading East on Route 60, ...

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Meadow River Bike, Walk, or Hike

Image may contain: outdoor, nature and water

Join us as we hike/walk/run/bike along the Meadow River Rail Trail. This is a flat rail trail along the Beautiful Meadow River. This activity is perfect for families and kids

Directions:
From 41N Spur off of Route 60 toward Nallen, 3.0 Miles from the turn onto 41N. Take a right on Quinwood/Nutterville Rd, the trailhead is on the right (.2 miles)along the Meadow River.

Hi Everyone this Community Captain 

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