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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