Why Everyone In West Virginia Should Visit This One Tiny Town
With a population of 586 at last count, Thomas, W.Va. may seem like a place you could pass right by without missing anything. But there’s actually plenty going on in this former coal town located in beautiful Tucker County. Take a look at all of the fun things to do in Thomas, West Virginia.
Take a look at this walking tour of Thomas to get you excited to visit!
Have you ever been to Thomas? What was your favorite part? What other small towns in West Virginia are good places to visit?
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Exploring West Virginia
What road trips through West Virginia should I go on?
If you love the open road, these road trips through West Virginia are a great way to get inspired for your next exciting outing:
- The waterfalls in West Virginia road trip is ideal for a long weekend. In about 11 hours of driving you will see six falls that are sure to take your breath away.
- The haunted places in West Virginia road trip is sure to send chills up your spine as you visit haunted tunnels, houses, asylums, prisons, and even an amusement park.
- This West Virginia ghost towns road trip is also quite creepy, but history enthusiasts will love it as well. You'll visit five ghost towns along this two-hour drive.
Which small towns in West Virginia should I visit?
The small towns in West Virginia are oh-so whimsical and well worth spending a day (or more) of your time exploring. Here are some of the best ones:
- Helvetia is like a little slice of Switzerland right here in America. They have Swiss food, festivals, and all forms of cultural celebration.
- In Fayetteville, you can go white water rafting, jump off a bridge, and even ride in a vintage plane! And if you thrill seekers arrive on the right day, you can fit all of that into one 24-hour period.
- Lewisburg has lots of small-town charm in the form of dining and little shops, but you also get the chance to visit massive caverns if you take the time to come to Lewisburg.
What easy hikes through West Virginia should I take?
If you want to see all of the natural beauty in the state without getting too worn out, go on one of these nice easy hikes in West Virginia:
- Ravens Rock Overlook in Cooper's Rock State Forest is a 2.5-mile out-and-back trail with a gorgeous overlook at the midway point. This hike can be completed in under an hour if you're a fast walker but we recommend leaving some time to stroll.
- Long Point Trail in New River Gorge is a hike of just under three miles with three different overlooks to stop and admire the views.
- Spruce Knob in Pendleton County is the highest point in the state and the short hike to reach it provides a stunning view above the forest tree line.