West Virginia is arguably one of the most naturally beautiful states in all of the United States. With a small population and thousands of square miles of untouched nature whether you want to visit bridges, forests, or see how oil drilling works (one of the most popular and lucrative industries in West Virginia) there will be plenty of places to visit and fill your time.
Charleston, West Virginia
Charleston is the capital of West Virginia making it a very important stop on any WV trip that you may take. The West Virginia Power minor league baseball team is based in Charleston with one of the most exciting events of the year is the annual 15 miles Charleston Distance Run. Apart from all the hometown activities Charleston is also home to the headquarters of one of West Virginia’s biggest industries, oil and gas. Cunningham Energy is one of the largest oil and gas companies within West Virginia and the United States, always fun to visit the headquarters and learn a little more about how the different industries affect the West Virginia economy.
Harpers Ferry is abundant with different history exhibits scattered throughout the town. While browsing around you will have the opportunity to meet different Civil War era characters and learn more about the history of West Virginia and the United States at the beginning of creation. Last but not least be sure to take a hike on the Appalachian Trail to either start your day off with a sunrise hike or end your day to see the sunset, try to avoid the hot sun during the day when hiking.
New River George National River
New River is one of the oldest rivers on the continent and features miles and miles of different activities: go river tubing, whitewater rafting, take a swim, hiking, zip lining, and many other outdoor activities. The New River has all of these activities available for you, be sure in your West Virginia trip to go visit the river and check that one off your bucket list.
No matter which place you decide to visit or which activity you decide to partake in you will soon learn all the new, fun, and exciting activities that West Virginia has to offer.