West Virginia Small Towns January 11, 2023
Visit These 12 Incredible Charming Small Towns In West Virginia, One For Each Month Of The Year
Charming small towns abound in West Virginia. Here are twelve incredible West Virginia small towns to visit that are worth your attention this year, one for each calendar month. Have you visited them all?
Start the year (sometime in January) with a stop in Charleston. Despite being West Virginia's largest city, it still qualifies as a small town by the nation's standards! Plus, the free West Virginia State Museum at the Capitol Complex will help orient you to all the other great small towns you'll be visiting in months to come.
West Virginia State Museum, 1900 Kanawha Blvd E #435, Charleston, WV 25305, USA
In February, swing through Snowshoe, West Virginia. Ski if you like; otherwise, feel free to stroll the wintery streets with a steaming cup of hot cocoa or soak in the heated outdoor pool if that's more your style.
Snowshoe Mountain Resort, 10 Snowshoe Dr, Snowshoe, WV 26209, USA
3. Harpers Ferry
In March, spring will have sprung in Harpers Ferry... meaning you may see it under a blanket of snow OR boasting ephemeral flowers! Either way, it's a great time to explore this National Historic Park.
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, USA
4. Point Pleasant
In April, swing through Point Pleasant. Grab a picture with the Mothman statue. Stroll along the Ohio Riverwalk. Grab a bite to eat.
Head to Wyoming County in May, to the county seat of Pineville. Enjoy kayaking, rock formations, hiking, ATV riding, shopping, and more.
The charming small town of Buckhannon in Upshur County boasts one of the best main street shopping districts in the whole state. Boutique shops, produce markets, and so much more!
Buckhannon - Upshur High School, 270 Bu Dr, Buckhannon, WV 26201, USA
Looking for a patriotic town to spend some time in during July? Look no further than Nitro, West Virginia, where you'll find free museums, living memorial parks, and more.
Take some time in August to explore Williamson. See one of the nation's rare buildings made completely of coal. Ride the Hatfield-McCoy trail. Stay at the Mountaineer Hotel.
Williamson, WV 25661, USA
In September, catch the earliest of the fall colors in Cass. This town-turned-state-park is one of the cutest, most historic little communities to be found in West Virginia.
The New River Gorge bursts into flame (thanks to fall foliage!) in October, and Hawks Nest State Park (aerial tram and all) in Ansted is a great spot for a front row seat for the annual autumnal show.
Hawks Nest State Park, 49 Hawks Nest Rd, Ansted, WV 25812, USA
In November, take a trip to the Home of Millionaires! Enjoy strolling historic streets lined with dozens of massive mansions, and don't miss the chance to grab a treat from The Corner Shop Cafe and Soda Fountain.
There's no better time to visit Bluefield, West Virginia than December, when this Official Christmas City transforms into a magical wonderland of lights.
How many of these twelve small towns to visit in West Virginia have you already explored? Which is your favorite? What other spots are on your bucket list to visit this year? And once you’ve tackled these twelve towns, try these
twelve scenic trails. Address: West Virginia State Museum, 1900 Kanawha Blvd E #435, Charleston, WV 25305, USA Address: Snowshoe Mountain Resort, 10 Snowshoe Dr, Snowshoe, WV 26209, USA Address: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, USA Address: Point Pleasant, WV, USA Address: Bluefield, WV 24701, USA Address: Bramwell, WV, USA Address: Hawks Nest State Park, 49 Hawks Nest Rd, Ansted, WV 25812, USA Address: Cass, WV 24927, USA Address: Pineville, WV 24874, USA Address: Buckhannon - Upshur High School, 270 Bu Dr, Buckhannon, WV 26201, USA Address: Nitro, WV, USA Address: Williamson, WV 25661, USA
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