Must-Sees and Must-Dos For Your Spring Bucket List
Head to West Virginia this spring and find an Almost Heaven atmosphere full of sunny skies and blushing blooms awaiting you. See the Mountain State’s natural beauty come alive as you experience incomparable outdoor recreation, magnificent resorts and delightful flavors. Read on for what to add to your bucket list this spring!
Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins
Retreat to the peaceful oasis of the community named Cabins where Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins provides 20 riverside luxury log cabin rentals. Options range from one to four bedroom cabins, perfect for an intimate couple experience or entire family getaway. Located on the banks of a private trophy trout stream, it’s easy for guests to enjoy fishing – one of the state’s favorite springtime activities.
Celebrate spring with a family outing to Oglebay Resort. Have fun from new heights as you take on the aerial challenge course or rock climbing wall. Saddle up for an unforgettable adventure with a horse-back ride at Oglebay Stables. Learn with a private lesson or venture off onto a trail in the woods. Extend your stay by booking an on-site cozy cabin or a room in the newly-renovated Wilson Lodge.
Located on nearly 2,000 serene acres in Lewis County, the rolling mountains and tranquil lake waters found at Stonewall Resort make for the perfect springtime stay. Splash on the lake with a kayak rental, take a swing at the Palmer golf course, unwind in the heated outdoor pool or spend quality family time roasting s’mores on the patio. Spend your nights in the lodge, a personal cottage, lake house or campsite.
The Greenbrier Resort
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Spring is the perfect time to check out the iconic Greenbrier Resort. Treat yourself to a world-renown mineral spa session or browse the many boutique shops. Get the inside scoop on the resort’s storied past by taking part in a Bunker Tour. Home to 20 restaurants, here you’re sure to find your ideal meal. Challenge your family and friends to a game of shuffleboard or enjoy a carriage ride around the resort’s jaw-dropping property.
Kick up some dust with a rip-roaring machine ride on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails. This impressive trail system is composed of over 1,000 miles of rideable terrain and has options for skill levels of all kinds. Travel Indian Ridge Trail and connect to the McDowell County‘s ATV-friendly towns, Northfork and Keystone. Pinnacle Creek Trail, also in McDowell Country, is known for its breathtaking scenic views and proximity to world-class whitewater rafting, less than an hour away.
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Travel back in time this spring with a trip to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and learn about the rich history of southern West Virginia with an accurate representation of early 20th-century coal camp life. Veteran miners will be your guide as you ride through what used to be an operating mine in a “man car.” See a peek into the past as you witness a restored coal camp house, miner’s shanty, church and school. Wrap up your memorable day with a visit to the site’s museum and gift shop.
Awaken your adventurous spirit this spring with a trip to Pocahontas County for the ultimate mountain biking experience at Snowshoe Mountain. The host of several UCI Mountain Biking World Cup events, this destination is Almost Heaven for two-wheel professionals and first-time cyclists alike. Build your skill at a clinic, traverse the rocky back-country trail system or catch serious speed at the downhill bike park.
West Virginia Botanic Garden
Find yourself amongst the wildflowers at the West Virginia Botanic Garden. Found within the heart of Mountaineer Country, this secluded spot slows down the pace of a bustling college town. Walk through enchanting gardens filled with a vast variety of undisturbed plants and trek wooded trails, crossing creek downstream. Admission is free but donations are encouraged to help preserve this one-of-a-kind environment.
Located in the heart of downtown Martinsburg, Brix 27 is sure to provide guests with a delectable meal. Cheers to spring with one of the 45 available wines. Dine on the famous Brix burger, grilled-to-perfection flatbreads or soup and salad combos. Top off the lovely time with a cast iron cookie for dessert.
Thai Valley Kitchen
Awaken your pallet with a meal from Thai Valley Kitchen in Putnam County. Try the fresh summer rolls, vibrant pineapple fried rice or traditional Rama. While here, don’t miss out on the refreshing taste of a sweetened Thai tea. Round out your visit to this area with a stop at the beautiful and serene Valley Park, complete with walking trails, disc golfing and more.
Parkersburg Brewing Company
Sip exceptional craft brews as you enjoy the unique atmosphere at Parkersburg Brewing Company. A favorite spot among locals, a visit this spring won’t disappoint. Spend the night sharing divine appetizers with your friends, building your own burger or devouring some mouthwatering wings.
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This post was last updated on January 18, 2024