Spend two days in the beautiful Potomac Highlands

Vast forests. Rolling, winding country roads. An unmatched sense of adventure you’ve never experienced before. All of this is waiting for you in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. You can even experience most of the region within a weekend trip, and it’s easily accessible from I-81, I-64 and I-79. Here are a few ideas to inspire your Potomac Highlands getaway:

Day 1

Begin your first day in the charming Tucker County town of Thomas. Enjoy fresh coffee & treats at TipTop Coffee and browse the many shops and galleries that line the town’s main strip. Make your way to the neighboring town of Davis where you’ll find Blackwater Falls State Park. After exploring one of the state’s most iconic parks, stop for lunch at Hellbender Burritos before heading south down Route 32 through Canaan Valley and Canaan Valley Resort State Park. Trace south before heading east on Route 33 to Seneca Rocks – one of the most jaw-dropping sights in the state. Explore the iconic landmark, and be sure to drop by the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center before continuing south down Route 33 to Spruce Knob. End the day admiring the rolling hills and mountains from the highest point in West Virginia. Spend the night in one of the unique yurts on top of the mountain to observe the clear, star-filled skies.

Day 2

Begin Day 2 by heading south down Route 33 toward Greenbank. Make a stop at the Robert C. Byrd Greenbank Telescope to see the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope. From there, catch Route 66 west to the historic town of Cass. Tour the streets lined with old company houses before heading up the mountain to Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Snowshoe offers a wide variety of outdoor activities depending on the season, or if you prefer, you can relax at the spa or by one of the resort’s pools. Take in the incredible panoramic mountain views and end your day with exquisite dining at Appalachia Kitchen.

Adventure. Relax. Shop. Explore. The options are endless in the Potomac Highlands. What will you choose?

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This post was last updated on August 5, 2020