Start your stay at The Resort at Glade Springs, where you can enjoy the resort’s many amenities including golf, spa services and several dining options. If you’re planning a winter visit, head over to Winterplace Ski Resort and spend the day skiing and snow tubing. For a different type of experience, visit the beautiful Camp Creek State Park. With nearly 6,000 acres of lush forest and 35 miles of trails, Camp Creek State Park is the perfect way to spend a day. While you are in the area visit the Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau to find the best ways to explore this beautiful area. Afterwards, if you’re up for even more adventure, stop by Twin Falls Resort State Park for golfing or hiking on over 25 miles of stunning scenic trails.
Get your shopping fix at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia. Located at the Travel Plaza on I-64, the arts center showcases West Virginia-made work, from clothing and jewelry to paintings and pottery, and even food products. You’ll want to grab lunch at Tamarack’s award-winning food court, where the menu features mouth-watering fare like fried green tomato BLTs and West Virginia pan-fried rainbow trout. Then visit the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, where you can tour a real underground coal mine and visit an early 20th-century coal camp. Wrap up your day with a hearty meal at The Char, a family-run steakhouse that’s been a staple in Beckley for over 50 years. Don’t forget to stop by Visit Southern West Virginia (CVB) in Beckley to find the best places to go and what to do on your trip.
Burn off all those calories from the previous day with a thrilling whitewater rafting trip on the New River. (Bonus: Most day trips include lunch!) If the weather is too chilly for water activities, check out Adventures on the Gorge’s TreeTops Zip Line Canopy Tour or hike the network of trails in the New River Gorge to take in the amazing views. Or spend the day at ACE Adventure Resort and escape your everyday with fun adventure for memories that will last a lifetime. Then head into Fayetteville for a gourmet sandwich of epic proportions at Secret Sandwich Society. If you have kids with you, you’ll want to grab dessert at the Custard Stand in Oak Hill, which boasts more than 25 flavors of soft-serve ice cream. While you’re in Oak Hill, if you’re looking for adventure visit River Expeditions. There you can choose from adventures like whitewater rafting, zipline/canopy tours and horseback riding. End your evening at the cozy Opossum Creek Retreat cabins in Lansing or the rustic Country Road Cabins in Hico. Both will be the perfect place to relax, unwind and to enjoy the New River. Next, head to the amazing Hawks Nest State Park for fine dining, boating and stunning views. For more ways to enjoy this incredible area, stop by the New River Gorge Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Drive to Lewisburg, “America’s Coolest Small Town.” You’ll find comfortable and luxurious lodging at The Historic General Lewis Inn. Fortify yourself with brunch at The Wild Bean before browsing the boutique stores and art galleries that line the town’s quiet streets. But don’t let its modest size fool you: Lewisburg has its very own Carnegie Hall! Take in a show, but you’ll want to enjoy the eclectic cuisine at The French Goat before curtain time. Next, head to beautiful Summers County where you’ll find Pipestem State Park. At Pipestem State Park you can take a ride on the aerial tramway or simply just take in the views of the scenic Bluestone River and beautiful surrounding area. If you need more tips on how to take in all this gorgeous area has to offer visit the New River Gorge Gateway Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Wrap up your trip with a bike ride on the scenic Greenbrier River Rail Trail or, if the weather’s hot, take a cooling tube ride on the Greenbrier River. Area outfitters offer bike and tube rentals and shuttle service. Quench your post-ride thirst at Greenbrier Valley Brewing in Maxwelton, where you can schedule tastings and tours by appointment. Afterwards, make your way to White Sulphur Springs and stay at the stunning Greenbrier Resort. The Greenbrier Resort offers delicious fine dining, amazing shopping, a beautiful spa, a collection of golf courses and much more. For something scenic, visit Moncove Lake State Park where you can fish, swim, hike and birdwatch at this gorgeous 250-acre park. If you are looking for something else to do in this area make sure to visit the Monroe County Convention and Visitors Bureau where they can point you in the right direction towards visiting more amazing places.