WV Mountain Highlands

Elkins, WV

West Virginia Mountain Highlands provides tourism information to people traveling to the Potomac Highlands area of West Virginia through internet, social media and printed materials to spread the word about our wonderful region. The region is blessed with nearly all the acreage (over 1 million acres) of federal National Forest lands (the Monongahela and George Washington), including the popular Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area, the Dolly Sods and Otter Creek Wilderness Areas, and many more public recreation areas used by outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year. These areas, combined with the model state parks and forests, and state wildlife management areas have become the “Year-round Outdoor Playground of the East” for those who love hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, bird watching, camping, backpacking, and sightseeing in the great outdoors in Summer; skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and exploring in Winter.

Trip Inspiration

Go for Gold: Rock Climbing in Almost Heaven

With the Summer Olympics quickly approaching, it is the prime time to train as the competitors do. Having an abundance of rocky ridges, ste...

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All Aboard for Summer Fun on the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

This summer, miles upon miles of lush greenery, sunny skies and emerging wildflowers await you. Wondering how you can see the most of this...

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Who let the Dogs out... for these Pet-Friendly Getaways in Almost Heaven?

Summer is on the horizon in Almost Heaven, meaning that it's time to hit the road for adventures like no other. When you're packing up the ...

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Our 2021 Summer Bucket List

Golden sun rays and warm summer nights are the only thing on our mind as we approach the beginning of June. With all of this bubbling antic...

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Today's Forecast in Almost Heaven: It's Outdoor Dining Season

As Almost Heaven transitions from springy showers to summery sunshine, now is the perfect time to dine outside. This summer, indulge in som...

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Your Guide to Summer Vacation with ACE Adventure

Traverse a roaring whitewater rapid. Bask in the mountain sunshine. Enjoy a lakeside waterpark. Find relaxing lodging. Explore a national p...

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Mountain Momma Gift Guide: 9 Unique Picks for 2021

Want to treat the special lady in your life to the perfect Mother's Day gift? With a rich collection of local artisans and unique experienc...

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Fun for one, fun for all: 6 Greenbrier Resort Activities for Kids

With cotton candy skies, sweet treats galore and the most vibrant interior design, The Greenbrier Resort invites people of all ages to expl...

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Conquer the Hatfield-McCoy Trails

Rugged mountain wilderness. Off-road adventure. One-of-a-kind experience. The quintessential summer activity in West Virginia has to ...

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