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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: December 11, 2013

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Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov


John Bracken, Supt., Hawks Nest State Park 304-658-5212 hawksnestsp@wv.gov

Lights Along the Midland Trail Keep Things Merry and Bright  at Hawks Nest State Park through Jan. 1, 2014

            ANSTED, W.Va. - Lights Along the Midland Trail is just the right amount of lights to make things merry and bright at Hawks Nest State Park. Located on Route 60 at Ansted, more than 30 unique holiday displays are located on the state park ground.

            Visitors can drive slowly around the state park property and view the displays. There is no entrance fee. Lights Along the Midland Trail are on from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. each evening through Jan. 1, 2014.

            Hawks Nest Lodge is open year-round with a fireplace in the lodge lobby. Winter rates are in effect at the lodge.  The park restaurant is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily.

            Hawks Nest features a New Year's Eve Escape package Dec. 31 that includes one night’s lodging for two in any available room or suite, full course dinner, an express breakfast for two, a 20 percent discount coupon for the lodge gift shop and a Hawks Nest State Park memento.  The state park also has a January winter lodge promotion, “WV50.”

            For information or to make reservations, call 304-658-5212, email HawksNestSP@wv.gov  or visit online www.hawksnestsp.com.