Best Places to Visit in West Virginia, USA
Best Places to Visit in West Virginia, USA
West Virginia is an ideal year-round vacation destination with endless places to visit ranging from beautiful mountain retreats to quaint historic towns. With so many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, the state is a mecca for the active traveler but also a nice place to relax and unwind in a natural setting. Popular activities include hiking, biking, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, zip lining, ATVing. horseback riding and more. Winter activities include downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and ice skating. For history lovers, heritage sites abound throughout the mountains offering glimpses of how the Civil war, colonial life, and early explorers all helped shape American culture. While there are dozens of fun places to explore, here are ten of the “must sees” in West Virginia.
#3.New River Gorge
#5.Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley
#6.Coopers Rock State Forest
#8.Greenbrier State Forest
#9.Gauley River National Recreation Area
#10.Hatfield and McCoy Trails
The State Of West Virginia, USA - Unravel Travel TV
The scenic rural state of West Virginia with its abundance of natural resources provides a perfect backdrop for a true American adventure holiday. Driving tours lead to quaint B&Bs and renowned warm hospitality, breathtaking landscapes carve routes for mountain biking, motorbike journeys and RVs exploring state parks. The camouflaged tracks of the many hiking trails and fishing areas display the natural beauty while championship golf courses, ski runs and white water rafting offer seasonal sporting activities.
Offering unique Appalachian culture, John Denver's ballad adequately describes its state's country roads, dramatic scenery at every turn and the spectacular kaleidoscope of colour in the Autumn. It is a state which is 80% forested, with 7 state forests, 36 state parks and 200,000 acres of protected woodland parks interlaced by 2,000 miles of rivers and streams. Accommodation ranges from log cabins, motels, guest houses to the historical Greenbrier Resort, favoured by Presidents.
West Virginia boasts seven wonders of the natural world, from beaches, waterfalls, high plains plateau to river and mountain trails, rock formations and gorges. There are several lake beaches offering swimming and boating in lush green settings. The 2,700-acre Summersville Lake and 1,500-acre Sutton Lake are great for mountain biking and hiking trails. Walkers can follow the Gentle Trail at Blackwater Falls State Park for a great view of the state's largest waterfall at 63-feet and one of its most photographed spots. Named for its amber-coloured water, the falls spill into the Blackwater Canyon and great for hiking and biking.
The New River Gorge is the perfect landscape for rafting, rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking along one of the world's oldest and scenic white water rivers. The second-tallest bridge, the New River Gorge Bridge is close by. A visit here can be elevated by taking a walk on this 876-foot-highNew River Gorge Bridge catwalk for stunning views of the gorge from one of the top ten steel structures in the world.
Dolly Sods is a 4,000-foot high plains plateau in the Monongahela National Forest. Here blueberries and huckleberries can be picked and where mountain laurel and other flora bloom. Hike or ride horses along the trails near West Virginia's highest point, Spruce Knob. From its observation tower at 4,863feet, there are great views.
Walk the moderate Seneca Rocks Trail up to the summit for amazing scenery atop the 900foot rock formation overlooking the confluence of Seneca Creek and the North Fork South Branch Potomac River. The Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area offers world-class climbing, mountain biking and hiking. Or for a more relaxed pass-time, there's fishing for bass or trout at one of the state's many fishing hot spots: Williams River, Cranberry River, Cherry River, Cheat River, Birch River and Beech Fork Lake.
West Virginia is convenient to reach from Washington Dulles Airport, being just over one hour's drive to its eastern panhandle where Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located, the heart of civil war history in this state, when back in1863, West Virginia became the 35th State in the Union, the only state born out of the Civil War and today celebrates its culture, beauty and independence.
Betty Cutlip, International Marketing Manager, West Virginia Tourism was interviewed at IPW 2013 in Las Vegas.
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Highpointing: Hoye-Crest (Backbone Mountain,) the highest point in Maryland – Rooftops of America
We visit Hoye-Crest, the rooftop of Maryland. Located near the bottom far west corner of the state in Garrett County, the highpoint lies right next to the border with West Virginia. The highest point in Maryland has an elevation of 3360 feet but it is only a subpeak of Backbone Mountain, which has a total elevation of 3660 feet. Garrett County is home to the wild places of Maryland. It is a treasure trove of natural wonders, including not only the highpoint, but also the state’s highest waterfall, the last remaining old growth forest in the Maryland, and a swamp preserve unlike anything else in the region. Join us as we explore America and go highpointing!
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Off Mountain Fun Around Snowshoe - The Highland Scenic Highway
Just 20 minutes from the base of the mountain, The Highland Scenic Highway is West Virginia's highest roadway! Stretching over 40 miles, the highway is not only an amazing drive, but also is the home to several scenic overlooks and wonderful hiking trails!
US Route 220 in West Virginia - from Franklin to Upper Tract
A pretty drive through the South Branch Valley shot back in July, 2013. Enjoy
Places to see in ( Arlington - USA )
Places to see in ( Arlington - USA )
Arlington is an urban county in Virginia, directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. With a population of 210,000, yet a land area of only about 26 square miles, Arlington is one of America's mostly densely populated jurisdictions. Despite its density, Arlington mixes the best of both big city and suburban environments. No incorporated towns or cities lie within Arlington County borders; all local government is at the county level. Arlington has grown with the DC area, even during nation-wide economic downturns. This is mostly due to the large number of employees of the federal government and its contractors.
Arlington is part of the original ten miles square which the US Constitution dedicated as Washington DC, the nation's capital. In 1846, as a result of issues relating to congressional representation, worries by Arlington residents that D.C would ban slavery, and an economic downturn as a result of the fact that Federal government offices were located on the northern side of the Potomac River, the U.S. Congress returned Arlington and Alexandra to Virginia. Most travelers to Arlington will visit both Washington, D.C. and Arlington, and the two cities are seamlessly linked together by the Metrorail system.
If you plan to stick to the urban areas, park your car and only travel by foot and public transport. Arlington has an excellent public transportation system, which includes 4 Metrorail lines, a public bikeshare program, as well 2 bus systems. Driving an automobile can bring more troubles than it is worth, as many of Arlington's attractions suffer from a dearth of parking spaces, and the area is notorious for expensive parking tickets.
Arlington County is located in northeast Virginia and is surrounded by Fairfax County and the Falls Church to the southwest, the City of Alexandria to the southeast, and Washington, D.C. to the northeast directly across the Potomac River, which forms the county's northern border. Other landforms also form county borders, particularly Minor's Hill and Upton's Hill on the west. Some of these urban village communities include:
Radnor - Fort Myer Heights
A lot to see in Arlington VA such as :
Arlington National Cemetery
United States Marine Corps War Memorial
National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
W & OD Trail head
Air Force Memorial
Long Bridge Park
Potomac Overlook Regional Park
DEA Museum & Visitors Center
Shirlington Dog Park
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Mount Vernon Trail
President John F. Kennedy Gravesite
The Observation Deck at CEB Tower
Rocky Run Park
Virginia Highlands Park
Bon Air Park Rose Garden
Long Branch Nature Center & Park
Capital Crescent Trail
Upton Hill Regional Park
Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge
Gulf Branch Nature Center & Park
Lubber Run Park
Crystal City Water Park
Arlington Arts Center
Fort C.F. Smith Park
Lacey Woods Park
Lubber Run Amphitheater
( Arlington - USA ) is well know as a tourist destination because of the variety of places you can enjoy while you are visiting Arlington . Through a series of videos we will try to show you recommended places to visit in Arlington - USA
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W.Va. Tourism Civil War Series - Northern Panhandle Region
This year marks the 150th commemoration of the start of the American Civil War. Wheeling's Independence Hall is the site where West Virginia was born, and the city served as the state's first capital. Camp Carlisle on Wheeling Island was a muster point and training camp for Union troops during the war
West Virginia - America's Best Whitewater™
Get your paddle ready as West Virginia's whitewater offers guaranteed. Each year the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers unleashes water from Summersville Lake to prepare for the frosty season. As a result, thousands of gallons of water will rush down the Gauley River, creating world-famous whitewater rapids.
Sleepy Creek Lake, West Virginia
Sleepy Creek Lake is located in the heart of the Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area. The 24,000 acre WMA lies in Berkeley and Morgan Counties, west of Martinsburg, in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. The 205 acre lake is an impoundment of Meadow Branch and sits entirely in Berkeley County, between Sleepy Creek Mountain and Third Hill Mountain. In this video, I drive out to the lake and take in the views from various access points along the roads. Thanks for watching!
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