EPIC Adventures


EPIC (Engaging People In Conservation) is a great opportunity to get involved with the WV Land Trust, venture outdoors, make new friends, and learn how YOU can help keep West Virginia wild and wonderful! In addition to learning more about land conservation, our leaders will provide guidance and basic instruction so that you can engage in similar outings on your own or with friends.

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EPIC Events Calendar


Flashlight Hike to the Cemetery located in the Wallace Hartman Nature Preserve

Bring your flashlight and spooky stories, as we hike to the Ferrell Family Cemetery!
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: Charleston, WV
Cost: Free
Trip Leader: Rick Landenberger, WVLT Science and Management Specialist
Packing List: Water

Elizabeth’s Woods Nature Preserve Hike

The Elizabeth’s Woods Nature Preserve is located just south of Morgantown, W. Va. Trails and parking are currently being developed. Future developments will include improving parking and accessibility, extending trail networks, adding interpretive signs and planning educational programs.
Time: 2 PM
Location: Morgantown
Cost: FREE
Trip Leader: Rick Landenberger, WVLT Science and Management Specialist
Packing List: Comfortable hiking shoes, Water, Snacks

Camp Bartow Celebration & Tour

Last fall, WVLT purchased a historic Civil War site in Pocahontas County, known as Camp Bartow. The property was the scene of the Battle of Greenbrier River in October 1861. The 14-acre property lies in the heart of the battlefield and was a campground of the 31st Virginia Infantry. As part of the first campaign of the Civil War, the battle proved instrumental in the creation of West Virginia in 1863. On this tour we’ll savor scenic landscapes, trace Civil War earthworks, cabins and forgotten cemeteries. We’ll learn of heroes, colorful commanders, suffering soldiers, runaway slaves and women caught in the crossfire of a bitter “war of brothers.”
Time: Meet at 12pm for a celebration followed by a light picnic and an optional hike for a tour of Camp Bartow.
Location: Bartow, West Virginia
Cost: FREE
Trip Leader: Ashton Berdine, WVLT Lands Program Manager and avid history buff / with Author & Historian, Hunter Lesser
Packing List: Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water

Celebration of the Marie Hall Jones Ancient Forest Preserve

Join us to celebrate the protection of this old-growth forest with impressive ancient trees. In the near future, this property will be open to the public as a nature preserve.
Time: 2 PM
Location: Doddridge County, West Virginia
Cost: FREE
Trip Leader: Brent Bailey, WVLT Executive Director
Packing List: Comfortable hiking shoes

Meet the Cheat… River Float

The Friends of Cheat are hosting their annual "Meet the Cheat" float trip and this year we are collaborating with them! Float the Upper Cheat River Water Trail from Holly Meadows to St. George. Meet at BOA at 10am to conserve parking spaces and get a free shuttle to the put-in. (Launch by 11am to join the floatilla.) Then join the paddling after-party at Blackwater Outdoor Adventures’ take-out around 4pm. Live music, refreshments, and plenty of friends to share your big fish stories with around the campfire. Level: Beginner / Easy
Time: 10am
Location: Cheat River
Cost: $30 (single kayak rental) / $45 (tandem kayak OR canoe rental) / FREE if you have your own
Trip Leader: Adam Webster, Conservation & Communication Coordinator and avid river enthusiast
Packing List: dry bag, swim suit/clothes, water, snacks, picnic lunch, water shoes, dry change of clothes
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