West Virginia is a beautiful state where visitors can expect a variety of outdoor experiences including white water rafting, hiking and skiing along with visiting numerous historical sites.
The town of Beverly is nestled between Elkins and Mill Creek on Route 219. Settled in 1753 by Robert Files and David Tygart Files, and situated near the Mononghela National Forest, it served as the Randolph county seat for almost a century. The attractions in the town itself include the Goff House Antique and Textile Studio, Randolph County Museum, and the Beverly Heritage Center.
Travel to Beverly written by Paige Lavender for the Wonderful West Virginia magazine includes attractions in the civil war-era town that is packed with folklore and culture.
The Cass Scenic Railroad is one of West Virginia's most popular attractions, located only a few miles from Snowshoe. Dating back to the turn-of-the-century when it served West Virginia's logging industry, Cass features some of the last remaining Shay and Heisler-type steam locomotives in the world. These historic trains will take you to the summit of Bald Knob, one of the highest points in the state. For more information click here.
One of West Virginia's most successful rail-totrail conversions, the Greenbrier River Trail was ranked by Backpacker Magazine as one of the top ten hiking trails in the U.S. Extending 75 miles and traversing 35 bridges and two tunnels, the trail parallels the Greenbrier River, is less than 1% grade and features some of the most spectacular pastoral and woodland scenery in the state. For more information click here.
The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, the largest fully steerable radio telescope on Earth is located 45 minutes from Snowshoe on Route 92/28. It features an innovated design with clear aperture, a collecting area of 2.3 acres and a computer controlled reflecting surface larger than two football fields. Operated by Associated Universities under contract with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank, the NRAO is one of the leading centers for the growing science of radio astronomy in the United States. For more information click here.
White water rafting is a popular outdoor activity with overt 200 miles of West Virginia rivers designated for commercial rafting. Several sites offer a wide variety of trips from mild to wild. All tours are guided by a licensed guide. For more information click here.
Lost World Taverns located near historic Lewisburg descends beneath the Greenbrier Valley into a wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites including some of the world's most exemplary cavern formations. All you need for a 35-minute tour are a light jacket and comfortable walking shoes. Lost World Caverns features the nations largest compound-stalactite, the 30-ton "Snowy Chandelier", which is one of the world's best displays of our white calcite. For more information click here.
The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort nestled on 10,000 acres in the scenic Allegheny Mountains in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The natural mineral springs that drew the first guests continue to lure visitors today. The Greenbrier offers more than 50 activities, including three, 18-hole championship golf courses, a new golf academy, a gallery of fine shops and a host of traditional amenities which have distinguished the resort for more than 235 years. For more information click here.
Snowshoe mountain is located in the cool mountains of Pocahontas County, West Virginia. This 11,000 acre wilderness is a ski resort and a spa in the winter but in the summer there are numerous activities that includes a golf course, music festivals, and mountain biking. For more information click here.
The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College offers ten week-long programs featuring instruction in many traditions of music, dance, craft and folklore. Concerts, dances, a festival, and other heritage arts events are also part of the Augusta experience. It is located in the wooded, historic campus of Davis & Elkins College located in the scenic mountain town of Elkins, West Virginia. For more information click here.