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.

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Adventure by day, rest well at night: Hatfield-McCoy Trails Featured Lodging

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Our State Fair of West Virginia Foodie Guide

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Tentrr Campsites Provide One-Of-A-Kind Camping Getaways at West Virginia State Parks

Remote retreats. Mountain adventures. Stunning views. Experience a getaway at a Tentrr campsite tucked away in lush forests at Blackwat...

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5 Bass Fishing Hideaways in Almost Heaven

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Up Your Road Trip Game with these 4 Tips

Looking to prepare for the greatest road trip of your life? You've come to the right place. Along the rolling hills of West Virginia, you ...

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Race the School Bell: Last-Minute Summer Vacations

Summer in West Virginia brings about days of exploring, nights spent up with friends and memories that will last until the end. Although t...

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Go State Park-Hopping in Almost Heaven One Region at a Time

When you find yourself longing for both the beauty and exhilaration of a true adventure, you'll quickly see that West Virginia is your ide...

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Our Favorite Casino Games to Win Big in Almost Heaven

The Mountain State offers a variety of casino games– slots, poker, blackjack, roulette, craps, racing and many more ways to enjoy the...

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