When people think of maple syrup, most think of New England or specifically Vermont and with good reason. For a couple hundred or more years, those areas have been producing most of the maple syrup here in the good old USA. However, there’s another state that produces large quantities of some of the best maple syrup you ever poured over a pancake. That state is Pennsylvania. As a matter of fact, Pennsylvania is at least the number six producer of syrup in the US and gaining.
From Grandma’s reciepes to great hiking trails to scary stories to tell at the campfire, you’ll find it all right here as you explore mountain life.
Our mountains are home to an estimated 100,000 species of living things and that includes as many as 1400 species of wildflowers. Far, far too many to discuss here so we are going to talk about the more common, the more familiar and the Dolly-Parton-like plants of the wildflower world.
Located in Gilbert WV, Hatfield and McCoy Moonshine Distillery uses an iconic family recipe to carry on the Appalachian tradition of distilling moonshine.
If you are craving adventure or if you want to make some new memories with your loved ones this year, look no further than West Virginia!
Hinkle loves working with glass and colors and making his visions a reality. He’s worked with glass for 46 years and has been blowing glass for 42 years now. He still loves going to work every day and seeing what colorful glass art will come from his imagination that day.
Every single plant has a specific insect to attack it and keep it from taking over—to keep things in balance,” says Tait. “There’s no balance with invasive plants here, so they are growing really rapidly.
Appalachian legend and lore is plentiful, passed down about people, places, and mysterious things. One of the most publicized is the lost silver mine.
With National Take a Hike Day just around the corner, whether you are planning a trip to Appalachia, or traveling through, be sure to make time for a hike. Learn the basics of preparing for a hike, read about Ken Burns’ film on the National Parks, and learn new tidbits about hiking.
Ready for the Big Hike Now that you are ready for the longer hikes and maybe spending a night or two, you’ll need additional gear. There’s no better way to decompress and clear your mind than spending a night recharging by lying against nature’s bosom in...
Butterfly Angels Foundation helps those who are grieving over lost children and will be hosting an annual event to raise money for the cause.
Butterfly Angels: The McKinley Anne Foundation is dedicated to helping others during the grieving period of losing a child. They will be hosting Christmas at the Barn this year in Appalachia to raise money for the foundation.