See For Miles In All Directions From This Remote Tower Perched High On A Rock Slab In West Virginia

Peters Mountain is a 52-mile mountain that runs along the boundary of Virginia and West Virginia. And perched 3,812 feet up on Peters Mountain in Monroe County, West Virginia, is an old fire tower. The Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory boasts one of the best views in the whole state. You have to work a little for it, though!

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There is an outhouse near the observatory, and masks are requested when on the tower. To learn more about Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory, visit their Facebook page here. You can map the location on Google Maps here.

Did you know Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory is just one of many old fire towers left in West Virginia? Explore a few more here.

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