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Travel Notes: April 7, 2013

By Staff reports

Wildflower hike

LOGAN, W.Va. -- The annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike will begin at 9 a.m. April 20 at Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park.

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources personnel and knowledgeable wildflower enthusiasts will guide groups of registered hikers along a few of the park's 14 trails to see and photograph native flora. Each trail features a unique combination of scenery and wildflowers.

Hikers will be served a box lunch at Museum in the Park following the hike. For hikers who register by April 13, the price is $10 for anyone age 12 and older, and $6 for children ages 3 to 11. After April 13, the price is $15 per adult and $11 per child, and lunch is not guaranteed.

Registration forms are available at the Chief Logan State Park office, by calling Museum in the Park at 304-792-7229, emailing Elizabeth.A.Williams@wv.gov, or contact Patsy Tilley, of the Hemlock Hills Garden Club, at 304-583-2026 or patsynted@suddenlink.net.

Fees can be paid by check or money order made payable to Hemlock Hills Garden Club and mailed to Patsy Tilley, 9896 Country Road, Davin, WV 25617.

New theater season

ELKINS, W.Va. -- The American Mountain Theater in Elkins has opened its seventh season of family-oriented shows featuring music performances and comedy routines.

American Mountain Theater has been awarded four state Division of Tourism awards in the past three years for its two-hour production. Performances will run through the end of October.

Shows are every Friday and Saturday night in April, with additional dates being added throughout the season. Visit www.americanmountaintheater.com or call the box office at 800-943-3670 for the full schedule and to purchase tickets.

Stonewall upgrades

WESTON, W.Va. -- Stonewall Resort is undergoing major upgrades to rooms, cottages, public areas and recreation at the AAA Four Diamond-rated facility, according to resort officials.

Steve Ludwig, director of sales and marketing at Stonewall, said the resort has ordered more than 200 LG brand flat-panel, high-definition televisions for the lodge rooms and cottages. Each guest room also will have a new refrigerator installed in the room's armoire. TVs will have 44 channels to choose from, including HBO, Showtime and Nickelodeon.

Ludwig said new carpeting and wallpaper have been installed in the recreation and fitness areas, and new treadmills and elliptical machines and new flat-screen HD TVs have been added. The Grand Hall area has been enhanced with new furniture.

He added that the Oak Boardroom and the library have new carpeting, wall coverings and window treatments.

The resort has also purchased 70 new golf carts for the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. A majority of the carts are equipped with Visage GPS units, which will communicate hole distances, course layout and weather warnings for golfers.

For additional information or to make reservations, contact the resort at 304-269-7400, or visit www.stonewallresort.com.

Pittsburgh bike sharing

PITTSBURGH -- Modeled after bike share systems in Boston, Denver and Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh will soon have a citywide bike share system in place.

Five hundred bikes will be available for visitors, residents and businesspeople to use for short-term use. The bikes will be used for point-to-point trips and can lock into any of the 50 solar-powered stations planned throughout the city. The bikes are designed to be sturdy, vandal-proof and with safety in mind.

The bike share is intended to enhance mobility within the city, promote tourism and provide a fun and healthy way to visit the city's diverse neighborhoods.

Wildflower hike

LOGAN, W.Va. -- The annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike will begin at 9 a.m. April 20 at Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park.

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources personnel and knowledgeable wildflower enthusiasts will guide groups of registered hikers along a few of the park's 14 trails to see and photograph native flora. Each trail features a unique combination of scenery and wildflowers.

Hikers will be served a box lunch at Museum in the Park following the hike. For hikers who register by April 13, the price is $10 for anyone age 12 and older, and $6 for children ages 3 to 11. After April 13, the price is $15 per adult and $11 per child, and lunch is not guaranteed.

Registration forms are available at the Chief Logan State Park office, by calling Museum in the Park at 304-792-7229, emailing Elizabeth.A.Williams@wv.gov, or contact Patsy Tilley, of the Hemlock Hills Garden Club, at 304-583-2026 or patsynted@suddenlink.net.

Fees can be paid by check or money order made payable to Hemlock Hills Garden Club and mailed to Patsy Tilley, 9896 Country Road, Davin, WV 25617.

New theater season

ELKINS, W.Va. -- The American Mountain Theater in Elkins has opened its seventh season of family-oriented shows featuring music performances and comedy routines.

American Mountain Theater has been awarded four state Division of Tourism awards in the past three years for its two-hour production. Performances will run through the end of October.

Shows are every Friday and Saturday night in April, with additional dates being added throughout the season. Visit www.americanmountaintheater.com or call the box office at 800-943-3670 for the full schedule and to purchase tickets.

Stonewall upgrades

WESTON, W.Va. -- Stonewall Resort is undergoing major upgrades to rooms, cottages, public areas and recreation at the AAA Four Diamond-rated facility, according to resort officials.

Steve Ludwig, director of sales and marketing at Stonewall, said the resort has ordered more than 200 LG brand flat-panel, high-definition televisions for the lodge rooms and cottages. Each guest room also will have a new refrigerator installed in the room's armoire. TVs will have 44 channels to choose from, including HBO, Showtime and Nickelodeon.

Ludwig said new carpeting and wallpaper have been installed in the recreation and fitness areas, and new treadmills and elliptical machines and new flat-screen HD TVs have been added. The Grand Hall area has been enhanced with new furniture.

He added that the Oak Boardroom and the library have new carpeting, wall coverings and window treatments.

The resort has also purchased 70 new golf carts for the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. A majority of the carts are equipped with Visage GPS units, which will communicate hole distances, course layout and weather warnings for golfers.

For additional information or to make reservations, contact the resort at 304-269-7400, or visit www.stonewallresort.com.

Pittsburgh bike sharing

PITTSBURGH -- Modeled after bike share systems in Boston, Denver and Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh will soon have a citywide bike share system in place.

Five hundred bikes will be available for visitors, residents and businesspeople to use for short-term use. The bikes will be used for point-to-point trips and can lock into any of the 50 solar-powered stations planned throughout the city. The bikes are designed to be sturdy, vandal-proof and with safety in mind.

The bike share is intended to enhance mobility within the city, promote tourism and provide a fun and healthy way to visit the city's diverse neighborhoods.


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