If there’s one thing that West Virginia has no shortage of, it’s ruins of old mining towns. Many of these fascinating glimpses into the past are being slowly reclaimed by the surrounding forest. That’s definitely the case with Brooklyn Mine, which you can find abandoned right along a relatively easy rail-trail in West Virginia’s popular New River Gorge region.
Have you hiked to the Brooklyn Mine? Any tips for your fellow adventurers? To learn more, visit the New River Gorge National Park website here. Another worthy hike in the area is the trek to Red Ash Island and cemetery, which you can read more about here.
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