This Abandoned West Virginia Mine Just Begs To Be Explored
Perhaps outsiders may view West Virginia’s abandoned places and somewhat romanticize them as a charming look into the past of a largely unknown place they seldom visit. But for native West Virginians, the past and the places that represent it, can hold a variety of different meanings. Coal mines, for instance, summon both bitter and sweet memories of our fathers and grandfathers (and their own fathers and grandfathers) who gave their lives to the coal industry.
The Nuttallburg trails and parking lots are located on Beauty Mountain Road, near New Haven, WV. Here’s a link to a Google map to help guide your way. A wealth of information about each trail can be found at this link on the official website of the National Park Service.
Do you have memories of your father or grandfather working the mines in West Virginia? I do. Feel free to continue the discussion in our Facebook comments.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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