West Virginia has an abundance of natural beauty. You do not have to travel far to see something incredibly beautiful. There are certain places in West Virginia that are so stunning you must find the time to explore them at least once.
1. Dolly Sods
Dolly Sods is a U.S. Wilderness Area in the Allegheny Mountains near the town of Davis. The protected area has many trails to explore and no matter which one you take you will find yourself surrounded by unique plants, wildlife and unbelievable beauty.
2. Coopers Rock
Coopers Rock is a nature preserve located in Bruceton Mills. Explore its hiking trails to see incredible rock formations or visit the overlook to see one of West Virginia’s most stunning vistas.
3. Blackwater Falls
The stunning Blackwater Falls State Park is located in the Allegheny Mountains in the town of Davis. Besides the gorgeous falls the park offers trails. One trail leads to the Lindy Point overlook which offers a beautiful view of the canyon.
4. New River Gorge
There is no other area in the world like the stunning and fascinating New River Gorge. The New River Gorge offers endless natural beauty and adventure. Whether you're visiting for the view, the hiking, the white water rafting, or to leap from the New River Gorge from a bungee cord, this is an adventure that you will never forget.
5. Babcock State Park
Every trail you follow at the Babcock State Park in Fayette County leads to beautiful scenery. Be sure to visit the unforgettable Glade Creek Grist Mill. The mill is one of the state’s most photographed tourist spots.
6. Cass Scenic Railroad
A ride on the Cass Scenic Rairoad takes you through some of West Virginia’s most beautiful terrain. You’ll see beautiful scenery and wildlife as you explore West Virginia from a train car. This is a true adventure.
7. Oglebay Resort
The Oglebay Resort in the spring and summer is a gorgeous sight. The Wheeling resort's gardens are absolutely beautiful. Not only can you walk through the gardens, but don’t miss out on exploring the Good Zoo. Beautiful gardens and animals…it’s a win-win!
8. Harpers Ferry
Visiting Harpers Ferry is like stepping back in time. This historic town in Jefferson County has so much natural beauty and history to share.
9. Seneca Caverns
The incredible and beautiful formations inside of Seneca Caverns took shape some 460 million years ago. At one time Seneca Indians used the cavern for shelter and ceremonies. The caves stalactites, stalagmites and helictites are worth exploring and will be something you never forget!
10. Summersville Lake
Summersville Lake is not only beautiful; it is also a place filled with adventure. Summersville Lake offers boating, fishing, rock climbing, sailing, scuba diving, and swimming. Come to explore or just relax and take in the beauty around you.
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