West Virginia

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.

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

The rustic structure built within the park in Clifftop, West Virginia, is one of the most photographed locations in the state. 

Head to Lansing, West Virginia, to explore one of nation’s newest national parks in all its fall glory. 

Located in Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, outdoor experiences at these 900-foot formations include rock climbing, recreational hiking and other outdoor adventures. 

This Hillsboro, West Virginia, site where the largest Civil War battle in the state occurred, is now a park with great trails and views.

This 2,000-acre, year-round destination in Wheeling, West Virginia, comes alive as temperatures rise each year.

This historic site as well as the nearby Antietam Battlefield are two reasons Civil War buffs head to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Take in the beauty of the Cheat River Gorge and its seemingly unending canopy of green in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia.