Everyone In West Virginia Should Take This Underappreciated Scenic Drive

There are so many ways to take advantage of the beautiful scenery in West Virginia: hiking, boating, skiing, taking a train or tram ride. But one of the simplest, best ways is one that West Virginia lovers have been falling back on for decades – the scenic drive. Appropriate in almost every season, it’s a great way to get out and explore this beautiful state. And one option that is well worth considering for your next scenic road trip is the Appalachian Waters Scenic Byway, which follows West Virginia Route 39 through Nicholas, Greenbrier, and Pocahontas Counties before continuing on into Virginia.

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To learn more, visit the Appalachian Waters Scenic Byway Facebook page. Have you taken this drive? What are your favorite stops along the way? Please remain weather aware as you travel this scenic byway. Fog or rain can drastically reduce visibility on this route; snow can make these high mountain roads treacherous.

For another scenic drive that passes through West Virginia’s beautiful Appalachians, try the Coal Heritage Trail.