Discover the Northern Panhandle

Nestled in these age-old Appalachian Mountains, discover a place alive with history and rich in culture. A place you have dreamt of visiting and didn’t realize you were so close to being there. This is the Northern Panhandle, where scenic beauty blends with city life.

Here, exploring is never boring.

In the Northern Panhandle, there is something for every adventurer. Because, here, mouth-watering dining, live music, outdoor adventures and Broadway shows are always at the ready.

With so much to do and see, you have quite the adventure ahead of you. Your options are endless but also just at your fingertips. Start building your itinerary and find inspiration with the guides below. Then, set out on an unforgettable journey through this charming region.

Featured Itinerary

Meet the Experts

With insider tips, exclusive deals and much more, our partners have all of the tools you need to plan your perfect trip. Discover ways to explore all that the Northern Panhandle has to offer like a local.

Keep Exploring the Northern Panhandle

Make your way to Almost Heaven's Northern Panhandle for 48 Hours

The slender Northern Panhandle at the top of West Virginia is home to riverside activities, arts, shopping, hiking and more. If you only hav...

Read More

Road Trips from Pittsburgh: Northern Panhandle

The Northern Panhandle encompasses one of two panhandles in the state (fun fact: West Virginia is the only state out of the entire 50 s...

Read More

Hidden In Plain Sight - 8 Downtown Wheeling Gems You May Not Have Heard Of

Written by Chef Ambassador, Matt Welsch. “You can’t get there from here.” “A country mile.” “As the crow flies.” Old adag...

Read More

4 Unexpected Finds Along WV’s Country Roads

We all know the song that leads our Almost Heaven dreaming, a familiar tune celebrating 50 years of success in 2021. For folks who have nev...

Read More

5 stops along I-70 in West Virginia

If you’re traveling along I-70 in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, there are several unique stops in the nearly 15-mile stretch of...

Read More

Extend Your Vacation With This 9-Day Summer Road Trip

Whether you’re a traveler looking for a getaway or West Virginia native in search of a "staycation" a road trip through the Mountain Stat...

Read More

Travel every Almost Heaven region

Each region in Almost Heaven is home to beautiful sites. From gentle rolling farmland to deep gorges and canyons, the unique experiences in ...

Read More

What’s a “panhandle”? Explore West Virginia’s most northern and eastern arms

Out of all 50 states, West Virginia has the most distinct shape, with two panhandles extending to the north and east. How did these panhandl...

Read More

Uncover this peaceful palace in an unexpected place

Tucked into the mountains of Marshall County in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle is something you’d least expect to see: an Indian pal...

Read More
More Inspiration