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Old 06-05-2014, 11:16 PM
 
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The West Virginia Nature Conservancy has managed to protect 8 miles of the gorgeous Cheat River Canyon, an area shown in this photo by Samuel Taylor Photography from Cheat View Overlook.

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Old 06-06-2014, 03:18 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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Stunning picture CT, thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-08-2014, 12:06 AM
 
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We are truly blessed here in the Morgantown area with absolutely awesome outdoor venues. This latest conservation activity, which permanently conserves thousands of acres of the Cheat and adjacent lands, and insures their availability for public access and use, adds to the tens of thousands of State, University, and County forest lands that help make our area an outdoor paradise and recreation wonderland.

Amazingly, this is one of our state's best kept secrets. Combined with the also nearby Laurel Highlands in PA and the Maryland Alleghenies and lakes, a short drive takes residents and visitors to an inspiring variety of mountain, river, whitewater, lakeside, rock climbing, hiking and camping, skiing, biking, fishing and hunting, and just plain sight seeing venues that are very accessible to locals, and to those from large population centers further north and east. In large measure, they are accessed through word of mouth since our state government expends very little in the way of resources to promote their use, focusing primarily on similar, and more remote attractions in Fayette County and environs. Still, the word is starting to get out and we are seeing a steady growth of tourism in our area.
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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I agree with you there. Morgantown area is located in close proximity to some terrific natural resources. It's good to hear that the area is seeing an uptick in tourism. Being located in close proximity to Western PA, MD, and not too far of a drive from Eastern Ohio and NOVA; Morgantown should be able to benefit from a lot of summer tourism to pick up the economy where the students left off, being predominantly out of town.

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Old 06-08-2014, 02:12 AM
 
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I agree with you there. Morgantown area is located to some terrific natural resources. It's good to hear that the area is seeing an uptick in tourism. Being located in close proximity to Western PA, MD, and not too far of a drive from Eastern Ohio and NOVA; Morgantown should be able to benefit from a lot of summer tourism to pick up the economy where the students left off, being predominantly out of town.
True, although the students leaving town is not as great as might be expected. More and more of the students are simply staying here during summer months because they can find jobs here to work during the summer. There are still an estimated 10,000 of them in Morgantown this season. I believe it is the students who are helping spread the word about our outdoors. When they go back home, they take the news with them and The University is developing outdoor recreation opportunities for them that put them in touch with these resources for the first time. Adventure WV is very popular.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:20 PM
 
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where is this?
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:28 PM
 
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very gorgeous picture
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:02 PM
 
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where is this?
It is in the area south of Cheat Lake, actually not very far from there.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:44 AM
 
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It's always great to see our pristine lands such as the Cheat Canyon being protected from development, timbering, mining, or drilling. I know the Nature Conservancy has been very involved with helping to protect the Blackwater Canyon as well.
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:30 AM
 
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It's always great to see our pristine lands such as the Cheat Canyon being protected from development, timbering, mining, or drilling. I know the Nature Conservancy has been very involved with helping to protect the Blackwater Canyon as well.
They are doing a wonderful job. We need to get Coopers Rock State Forest designated as a state park now. The thousands of acres there need protection. Idiots in state government actually cut down 150 acres of timber there last year for the money. Anything for a buck down there. Right now Mon County is spending its political capital for infrastructure, which is sensible, but protecting Coopers Rock needs to be a priority too. It is all part of that awesome expanse which includes this gorgeous Cheat Canyon.
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