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
3 Rivers:The Bluestone, Gauley and New
A new 90-minute documentary from West Virginia Public Broadcasting explores the economic, environmental, cultural, historical and geographic impact of the largest federally protected system of rivers east of the Mississippi. Three Rivers: The Bluestone, Gauley and New examines the ongoing relationship between mankind and nature in this region. The film is a combination of travelogue, examination of efforts to improve the environment, and a mechanism for promoting economic growth through tourism.
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.
New River Gorge Bridge Walk Fayetteville West Virginia
Take a walk with me on the 3030 ft long catwalk 876 ft above the New River in West Virginia. Construction on the New River Gorge bridge began in June 1974 and was completed on October 22, 1977 at a cost of 37 million dollars.
THE WALK TOUR - New River Gorge Bridge - 3rd Tallest in United States - **Full Tour**
The October 7, 2017 1pm Bridge Walk Tour. Fayetteville West Virginia. Full version.
The New River Gorge Bridge was designed by the Michael Baker Company under the direction of Chief Engineer Clarence V. Knudsen, and erected by U. S. Steel's American Bridge Division.
Most of the 22,000 tons of structural steel for the Bridge Project was fabricated at the American Bridge Division's Ambridge, Pa., plant.
All of the structural steel used for the New River Gorge Bridge is USS COR-TEN Steel, which oxides with age and gives the Bridge its dark russet color. More than 88 million pounds of steel and concrete were incorporated into the structure of the New River Gorge Bridge.
The New River Gorge Bridge took three years to complete and cost nearly 37 million dollars. Construction began on the Bridge in June of 1974, and was completed on October 22, 1977.
Because of the chosen arch design and the depth of the gorge, steel was moved into position by trolleys running on cables that spanned the gorge.
The New River Gorge bridge is 876 feet above the New River and is 3,030 feet in length. It is the second largest single span steel arch in the Western Hemisphere, and the highest vehicle carrying bridge in the United States.
West Virginia residents voted for the New River Gorge Bridge to be featured on their state quarter in 2005.
Real. Fayetteville, West Virginia
Real. New River Gorge. Food, Biking, Climbing, Rafting. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. You'll find it here. #MyWV #GoToWV
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.
Real. Wheeling and Ohio Valley, West Virginia
Real. Wheeling and Ohio Valley. Adventure, history, food, family, escape. Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. You'll find it here.
Tourist Trains of Wild & Wonderful West Virginia
The Station Inn...A Better Way to Railfan
Come Ride the WV Tourist Trains
The Potomac Eagle RR
The Cass Scenic RR
The DG&V RR
The annual New River Excursion
The West Virginia Highland Scenic Highway
Shot with the DJI Mavic Pro 5/22/18
Music: Gillicudy - Adventure, Darling