Outdoor adventure abounds in the Mountain State. From whitewater rafting on the Cheat, New and Gauley rivers to hiking the state parks dotting the state, there are opportunities for all ages and activity levels. The state’s streams and rivers draw fisherman, while the state’s lush forests attract leaf peepers once the season begins to change each autumn. Those looking for history will find it along the state’s Civil War Trail or in the National Coal Heritage Area that tells the story of an industry that shaped the state.
in 1962, a top-secret government bunker was completed deep underneath this White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, resort. Today, visitors can tour the 12,000-square-foot facility.
Since 1985, this seasonal attraction in Wheeling, West Virginia, has wowed families with its 6 miles of dazzling installations.
Blackwater Falls State Park in Davis, West Virginia, gets its name from the dark-hued water flowing over its 57-foot main waterfall, but that is just the beginning of its natural beauty.
Chock full of recreation, from rock climbing to scuba diving to swimming, this Summersville, West Virginia, offers plenty of adventure.
Larger-than-life rock formations are plentiful in Lewisburg, West Virginia, at this destination for adventurers and families alike.
The highest point in the Mountain State is found in Riverton, West Virginia, and showcases natural beauty as far as the eye can see.
Huntington, West Virginia’s wealth of hot dog emporiums is celebrated each July at a tasty food event.
Each autumn this home in Kenova, West Virginia, hosts an incredible pumpkin display that draws locals and travelers alike.
This building, located just off the highway in Beckley, West Virginia, showcases works from artisans representing all 55 counties in the state.
Mountain Rail Adventures offers train excursions from depots in Cass, Durbin and Elkins, West Virginia.