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West Virginia’s Grandview Rim Trail – Seen Through New Eyes

by Lisa Strader Have you even taken a guided hike? Although I live just minutes from a National Park and several state parks I had never taken a (free!) ranger led hike. Well this past spring I did, and wow, I would have to say it was not only a great hike, it was interesting and the group learned a ... Read More »

West Virginia’s Hidden Hiking Gem: Endless Wall Trail

By Lisa Strader In southern West Virginia some of us hike for fun, some for that sense of peace you can only get from walking through a canopied forest high above the river or right along the banks, and some of us hike for the exercise. Well I have to say I hike for all three! I’m very fortunate to ... Read More »

Hiking the New River Gorge in West Virginia

by Lisa Strader This year, Visit Southern West Virginia embarked on a trails campaign to promote the awesome hiking and biking trails in our region. The campaign inspired me, and my co-workers Maura and Becky, to get out and experience the wilderness we have in our backyard (literally). We decided to start in the New River Gorge National River.  This ... Read More »

Lisa Strader

Lisa Strader is the Digital Media Manager for Visit Southern West Virginia, the regional tourism promotion bureau for all things Southern West Virginia. Having worked promoting southern WV for over 20 years, Lisa thoroughly enjoys getting out into the hills of WV with her co-workers, friends and family. Read More »