Adventure in the Mountain State

Hiking trails, whitewater rafting excursions, delicious local restaurants and friendly people are what’s waiting for you in the southern part of West Virginia. Whether you hope to paddleboard on the state’s largest lake, explore history in the coolest small towns, or just simply getaway from it all in the mountains, let the Almost Heaven help guide your journey.

The southern part of West Virginia has long been known as a hidden gem when it comes to the great outdoors. Scuba dive in the “Little Bahamas of the East” at Summersville Lake. It’s the largest lake in the state and boasts crystal clear waters. Whitewater rafting is almost a rite a passage in the area with some of the best whitewater on the East Coast. Mild to wild trips make it so both the experienced and beginners can enjoy a day on the river.

While the area is known for adventure, there are also quaint mountain towns that offer history, arts and tasty restaurants. Lewisburg and Fayetteville have been dubbed America’s coolest small towns and it shows. In Lewisburg, you’ll find Carnegie Hall, one of only four continuously operating in the world. Local eateries like The French Goat and Del Sol Cantina and Grill bring international cuisine to the mountains of West Virginia. Fayetteville is home to 75 historic homes and buildings and is filled with Civil War history. After experiencing adrenaline-pumping adventure, grab a craft brew and dinner at Bridge Brew Works.

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