Discover Awe-Inspiring Beauty At Almost Heaven’s 6 National Parks

Home to six extraordinary national parks, West Virginia is the ultimate place to find your inner sense of adventure and exploration. From rich historical locations to some of the most beautiful sights you’ve ever seen, these national parks will provide experiences you’ll never forget. Don’t forget to take some gorgeous photos along the way to remember your adventures.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Exploring Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is always an incredible experience. Here, visitors can visit the past and learn about the parks rich history. At Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, strolling the beautiful streets, visit the exhibits and museums, hiking the trails and battlefields and experiencing a historic trades workshop all are must-dos.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Located in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and West Virginia, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park continues to preserve America’s incredible history of early transportation. At Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, visitors can enjoy miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails, boating and fishing, horseback riding and lovely places for picnics.

New River Gorge National River

Not only is the New River Gorge National River rich in cultural and natural history, but it’s also rich in scenic beauty and outdoor adventures. With more than 70,000 acres of land, the New River is the perfect place to explore and enjoy West Virginia’s nature. At the New River Gorge National River beautiful scenic drives, rock climbing, incredible whitewater rafting opportunities, miles of hiking and biking trails, and fishing are all waiting to be experienced.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The 2,180+ mile long Appalachian National Scenic Trail passes through 14 states and provides hikers with stunning scenery and miles of incredible hiking terrain. Four miles of the Appalachian Trail passes through beautiful and historic Harpers Ferry. In fact, visitors and hikers can stop at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters in Harpers Ferry for maps, souvenirs and more information about the Appalachian Trail.

Gauley River National
Recreation Area

Known for it world class V+ rapids, the Gauley River National Recreation Area is the perfect place to experience outdoor adventure. In fact, the Upper Gauley is considered one of the world’s top 10 rafting runs, but if you’re looking for something a bit calmer, don’t worry. The Gauley River provides incredible fishing and camping opportunities as well.

Bluestone National Scenic River

The Bluestone National Scenic River is both incredibly beautiful and peaceful. At Bluestone National Scenic River visitors can paddle and navigate the tranquil river, fish for smallmouth bass, rock bass and bluegill and enjoy stunning hiking trails as well. Visitors will never forget the beauty of the Bluestone River and the rugged and ancient gorge.

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This post was last updated on March 1, 2022