The Best Ways to Beat the Heat in Almost Heaven This Summer

When the temperatures rise this summer, and you’re looking for some relief from the heat, Almost Heaven has you covered. Try one of these iconic Mountain State activities to beat the heat this summer.

Raft the Iconic New River

West Virginia may not have beaches, but it does have world-class rivers to ride. Head down to the New River and raft down one of the oldest rivers in the world. Visit West Virginia Adventures, ACE Adventure Resort or Adventures on the Gorge to plan your expedition down some of the world’s best whitewater. Trace your way through the New River Gorge and experience the true beauty of southern West Virginia like never before.

Feel the Wind in Your Hair on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails

Southern West Virginia is home to nature’s amusement park. The Hatfield-McCoy Trail System features more than 700 miles of trails that will lead visitors through the mountains of the southern coal fields and along some of the most scenic routes on the east coast. Visit the Hatfield-McCoy Convention and Visitors Bureau to plan your getaway to trails heaven today.

Swim at a West Virginia State Park

You can never go wrong with a visit to a West Virginia state park. With more nearly 50 state parks & forests throughout the state, there are plenty of options to choose from. Bring the whole family along to your favorite state park for a refreshing swim, and afterward take a hike along one of the parks’ many iconic trails.

Experience a Getaway

Enjoy the joy and charm of a European chalet at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown. These elegant chalets overlook the Potomac River Bend. And, you can find even more to do in the area by stopping by the Jefferson County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Escape to a historic mansion for the weekend at the Purple Iris in Martinsburg. Be sure to explore the historic area by stopping at Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau to learn the best spots.

Beat the heat in the best way possible this summer. Adventure through Almost Heaven and experience Mountain State magic.

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This post was last updated on March 18, 2022