A to Z: What’s new for 2015 in western Virginia (LifeOutside)

Visitors long have flocked to western Virginia for its mountains and outdoor beauty, but in the last few years economic development advocates, government officials and entrepreneurs have increasingly realized the region’s potential as well.

Heading into 2015, look for more opportunities to get outside than ever before. That goes for mountain bikers (skip down to X, for Xtreme to learn about the Rattle’n’Run Trail at Carvin’s Cove), wanna-be lumberjacks (see L) and paddlers (check J to learn about the Upper James River Water Trail).

Read the rest of my story at LifeOutside magazine here.