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
Things To Do in West Virginia: Thurmond GHOST TOWN
We continued our West Virginia tour with a visit to the ghost town of Thurmond where we spent the afternoon wandering abandoned streets and pressing our noses against the windows of abandoned buildings (except for the one that we “visited” from the inside
Wacky Roadside Attractions in West Virginia
Join us on a wacky roadside adventure in West Virginia as we visit a giant coal miner, giant cactus, abandoned gas station, covered bridge, and a giant giraffe!
Forgotten River Ghost Town: Abandoned America
We have released an updated history video regarding Thurmond, West Virginia. Please click the following link to view it,
In today's Abandoned America, we explore the forgotten town of Thurmond, West Virginia. Laying within the New River Gorge, Thurmond was once a rich and thriving Boom town. After coal began to move away from the gorge, so did the residents. What's left of the town are a few buildings and railroad tracks.
Explore lost America with Pexped. Walk into abandoned settlements, schools, hospitals, towns and more while learning about the history of each location. View everything from the twisted medical practices of a sanatorium or the strict rules of a boarding school, Pexped will take you back in time and show you the America that was left behind. Have questions about each location? Be sure to contact us at Contactus@pexped.com
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Interesting Places in West Virginia (1989)
Another classic day odyssey (sort of) from yer' favorite (I hope) bullfrog! The Cass Scenic RR Fall Photo Special would run the next day.
We first head for Spruce Knob Lake (great for boating and camping) before searching for a cave known as the Sinks of Gandy; so named because Gandy Creek flows through it. It passes beneath Yocum Knob then emerges on the knob's opposite side. We couldn't locate the entrance-but we were unknowingly directly over the cave itself!
If anyone knows how to reach the Sinks from there, please comment. I believe we walk down that dirt driveway I show but I'm not sure.
Then on to West Virginia's highest point-Spruce Knob itself. We'll walk the Whispering Spruce Trail-and see an interesting phenomenon along the way. A GREAT place for a day trip! Just beware of those dusty roads!!
After that-you'll see our drive to good 'ol Seneca Rocks. Another phenomenon-I hardly narrate!! Forgive my lack of narration! HEY-wait a doggone minute! Other YouTubers don't narrate either! And I'm asking to be forgiven?? What the...
After dusting off our car at the rocks-we then grab a Coke at the vending machine.
Then-just as in our October 2013 day odyssey-we head west on US 33 to Bowden Cave, though I didn't know at the time that was it. We'll also see a cool view of Kelly Mountain.
Last-but not least-a look at CSX's last days at Elkins. That portion was actually uploaded by me a few years back-but here it is again 'case you ain't seen it. I dig those pre-GEVO days-don't you? This could very well have been the LAST day of CSX in Elkins!!
From a VHS tape (again). All this happened on October 15 1989.
The Day Odyssey video from October 2013 where we visit some of these places:
Please forgive the camera shake.
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Populated Ghost Town - Thurmond, WV
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Harpers Ferry - Video Tour of Historic Town & Attractions, West Virginia - USA
Harpers Ferry - West Virginia - Short Video Tour of Historic Town & Attractions, USA - May 2012.
HD Video Tour of Historic Harpers Ferry Town, Shenandoah Canal, Shenandoah River, Railroad Bridge and Tunnel, The Point...
Fayetteville WV coolest small town tour.
Somebody voted Fayetteville as one of the coolest small towns in America. Let us give you a quick tour (3 minutes) and show you why it's worth getting off the 4 lane and visiting our little slice of Almost Heaven.
The Amazing Country Roads of West Virginia!
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Roadtrip through Fayetteville, West Virginia | The Local Palate
The Local Palate traveled to West Virginia to explore the unique culinary scene and cultural eats of this Southern mountain state. After filling our bellies in the capital city of Charleston we traveled on to one of the best small cities in the country - the city of Morgantown. To wrap up our culinary journey of West Virginia we landed in Fayetteville, a town located on the rim of the New River Gorge. We dined at city favorites like Cathedral Cafe and explored the flavors of other dining destinations for this river town. The culinary tour of Fayetteville, WV did not stop here - enjoy part three of our West Virginia journey.