Community of the Month: Ansted, WV

Congratulations, Ansted, WV for being August’s Community of the Month.

Ansted is located along the Midland Trail on Route 60, overlooking the scenic New River Gorge. Ansted’s history is deeply rooted in the coal industry, but today Ansted may be best known as a tourism destination. Over the years, the town has seen many businesses close, and like so many former coal towns, is no longer quite the bustling epicenter it once was. However, with remote working capabilities on the rise, ...

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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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Kaymoor Trail Hike

Join Active SWV Community Captains for a moderate hike on the Kaymoor Trail. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, warm clothing, and rain gear.

Meet at the Brooklyn Trailhead: To reach the trailhead from Route 19, follow Route 16 south through the town of Fayetteville. Take a left on Gateway Road (sign indicates Kaymoor and Cunard). Follow Gatewood Road for 4.6 miles and turn left at the sign for Cunard. Go 1.8 miles and turn left at both of the signs ...

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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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