Watch The Sun Set On An Almost Abandoned Ghost Town From This Easy-Access Overlook Hiding In West Virginia
Concho Rim Overlook is one of the many beautiful overlooks in West Virginia. We are so lucky in this wild and wonderful place to have so many, especially along the New River. So to stumble across a new one, that gives a unique glimpse of the Mountain State. That’s the case for many when they discover the Concho Rim Overlook. Not only is the Concho Overlook easy to get to — you can drive right to it or take a short, half-mile stroll – but it also provides a unique view of an impressive bend in the New River right at the fascinating old mining town of Thurmond, West Virginia.
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You can see the beautiful river more closely on this three-hour scenic loop around the New River Gorge. And you’re bound to get hungry viewing all of the extraordinary scenery, so visit Skyline Drive-In in Oak Hill. It’s more than just a restaurant, it holds some interesting history about the late great Hank Williams.
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Beautiful Places In West Virginia
What are the most beautiful places to visit in West Virginia?
This scenic road trip will encourage you to acquaint yourself with the undying beauty the state of West Virginia offers. It begins here:
- Summersville Lake (Summersville Lake Marina, 1706 Airport Road, Summersville, West Virginia): Spend some time swimming and boating in one of the most pristine lakes in the state. And what's amazing about West Virginia is the rugged scenery bordering the water, which turns into a glistening emerald at dusk. Love yourself enough to visit this beautiful lake. If you don't have a boat, we love to go for the day at Battle Run Public Beach.
- Beartown State Park (Beartown Road, Renick, West Virginia): Another of West Virginia's magical places is this picturesque, 110-acre park sitting on top of Droop Mountain on the border of Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties. Interestingly, one origination of the park’s name is from the many cave-like openings in the rocks there, making them perfect for the black bears to hibernate in the winter. Enjoy hiking, camping, and geocaching at this lovely place.
- Dolly Sods (Monongahela National Forest): Located in Grant, Randolph and Tucker counties, the Dolly Sods Wilderness offers elevations from 2,500 to over 4,700 feet and scenery that is so unusual, you'll seriously feel like you're on another planet. AllTrails shows 41 great trails for hiking, camping, and backpacking on its website.