John Denver said it all when he crooned about the mountains and country roads that could lead him home to West Virginia. This is a prime destination for anyone who is looking for that down home, Southern feeling. This state opens its arms wide to welcome visitors from around the globe to enjoy all it has to offer.
West Virginia is a land of mountains, farm land, and rolling hills. The mild temperatures are a wonderful respite from the Northern chill. Spring, summer, and fall hang on longer in a place where life slows down for a little while. Winter doesn’t have nearly as much of a bite, yet residents can enjoy the changing seasons all the year round. The state is rich in Civil War history, with many battlefields, museums, and historical markers that draw tourists and locals alike. Drop on by, have some sweet tea, and sit back to watch a Civil War re-enactment that will carry viewers back to another time. Visit Harper’s Ferry to picnic by the water, go on a ghost walk, and learn a wealth of information about John Brown’s uprising from over a century ago. The John Brown Wax Museum is a particular highlight.
Venture beyond to Morgantown, a college town with shopping, eateries, and clubs. The ATV enthusiast will love Hatfield and McCoy, a huge trail system with many amenities that allow guests to stay for as long as they like while they take the opportunity to ride. Lewisburg offers the Lost World Caverns, Chester boasts of the world’s largest teapot and Fayetteville is home of the world’s longest, single arch steel span bridge. State parks, such as Berkley Springs, have cabins, lodges, and wonderful campsites for the nature lover. West Virginia is friendly to families and couples, one everyone will enjoy.