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Elk River Rail-Trail to Open

Delayed by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the opening of the first phase of the Elk River Trail State Park was planned for spring. In the meantime, state and local officials are looking forward to an economic boost and the birth of new businesses along the way. Mark Wylie, district administrator of West Virginia … Read more

Gov. Justice awards $7.4 million in Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grants across West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV – Today, Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) Secretary Byrd White awarded 38 Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grants, worth $7,414,975 in total, for projects in 27 West Virginia counties. The West Virginia Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program is administered by the WVDOT and funded by the … Read more

Governor Tomblin Announces Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Grants (2016)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (November 29, 2016) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced grant awards to fund 54 community and infrastructure projects across the state. The Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Grant programs will provide more than $7 million for a variety of improvements. “Improvements like those supported by the Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails programs … Read more

A View From….The Industrial Heartland Trails Network

Posted 09/13/16 by Laura Stark in America’s Trails, Building Trails This article is from the Fall 2016 issue of Rails to Trails magazine, which is hitting mailboxes in late September. It has been republished here in an edited format. “I Heart Trails” is an appropriate slogan for the developing Industrial Heartland Trails Network, a collection of … Read more


10-11-16 – MEADOW RIVER TRAIL Due to historic flooding on June 23, the Meadow River Trail remains closed.  One trestle was washed out in the floods.  Despite this set-back, the Greenbrier County and Fayette County Commissions purchased an additional 6.4 miles to the original 16.7 miles purchased for a total of 23.1 miles.  The Meadow River Trail crosses county borders and will connect … Read more


10/1/2016 – Restoration of Salem Depot to begin in 2016 starting with new rafters and a roof.  Donations are still needed for repairs to the interior.  Find out more about the project and how to donate at the North Bend Rails-To-Trails Foundation website-

1,450-Mile Developing Trail Network to Revitalize America’s Industrial Heartland

Posted 03/29/16 by Jake Lynch in Building Trails, America’s Trails | Tagged with Connected Systems, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tourism and Economic Development, Trail Destinations, Walkability and Bikeability,West Virginia The Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition envisions a 1,450-mile system of off-road trails that will connect many of the major centers of America’s Rust Belt and industrial … Read more


8/2/2016 – Due to the historic flooding on June 23rd, some of the Greenbrier River Trail remains closed.  There is a large washout near the trailhead at Caldwell so temporary parking is available at mile 3.5 near Camp Alleghany. The trail was repaired and is currently open from mile 3.5 to mile 6.8. The trail … Read more