The Mountain State or simply West Virginia is an American state situated in the Appalachian region. Its nickname comes naturally as West Virginia is the only state in the USA located only on mountain chain. People here are warm and hospitable and there are plenty of excellent options for memorable holidays in all the variety of comfortable vacation homes.
The first thing you notice will be the immense natural beauty, mountain landscapes as if they were made for a postal card. Some of the best trails to discover this natural allure are the Midland trail, the Highland Scenic Highway and the Coal Heritage. Don’t miss the Blackwater Falls state park with its spectacular black waterfalls. The water has gained such colour due to tannic acid but it has been a major tourist attraction. The region around is really picturesque and there are comfortable vacation home rentals offering all you need for your family holidays.
Touring around West Virginia must feature some of the following cities as they have a lot to offer and excite you with. Start with the Harpers Ferry where you can visit a historic park dedicated to the Civil War. Continue with the Victorian charm of Wheeling and the Moundsville with the largest burial mound and an ethnographic Native American museum. Interesting places to visit are also Helvetia with its Swish origin, Harrisville and Blennerhassett. Don’t miss the Charles town which was founded by the brother of George Washington and is a historic site in West Virginia. If you decide to take the Civil War Discovery Trail you will definitely go through the Mountain state as from the 32 cities the trail features, fourteen are in West Virginia. Here you can hospitality and magnificent sceneryand that will make you consider enjoy a longer stay in magnificent West Virginia.
Outdoor activities are a must here. To name a few – hunt, camp, fish, ride, bike, camp, golf, ski and dive. The best places for skiing are in the area of Terra Alta, Elkins and Marlinton. All of them are full of family vacation rental homes full of comfort waiting for curious adventurers. For the adventure-seekers, go whitewater raft in the New river or the Gauley River. Explore some caves such as Organ cave, Seneca and Smoke Hole to fully connect with the astonishing mountains. Hiking is a great option as there are nearly 50 parks in West Virginia – Stonewall Jackson Lake, Hawks Nest and Berkley Springs.
Wild and wonderful, West Virginia is just the right place for all in search of thrill and excitement in the nature.
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