Virtual Road Trip: Day 2

West Virginia is home to unique historical sites, breathtaking scenic views and world class entertainment and outdoor recreation. Take a look at where we’ll head today:

Preston County

Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo | Kingwood

Visit one of West Virginia’s largest collections of exotic and native animals at Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo. Home to over 30 species of animals from around the world, the zoo is sure to delight everyone in your family.

Taylor County

International Mother’s Day Shrine | Grafton

Did you know Mother’s Day started in West Virginia? Anna Jarvis started the celebration to commemorate her late mother in 1908. Today, you can visit the International Mother’s Day Shrine, a National Historic Landmark.

Tucker County

Blackwater Falls State Park | Davis

The amber colored 57-foot waterfall makes this state park a local favorite. Enjoy hiking and scenic views at one of the state’s most photographed places, Blackwater Falls State Park.

Grant County

Smoke Hole Caverns | Cabins

Smoke Hole Caverns was originally used by the Seneca Indians to smoke their wild game. Smoke was so commonly seen that early settlers dubbed it Smoke Hole. Take a tour and see the stalactites and stalagmites of the underground cavern.

Mineral County

Jennings Randolph Lake | Elk Garden

Cast a line at Jennings Randolph Lake, where it’s best known for walleye.  The 952-acre lake is ideal for fishing, boating and relaxing in the summer sun.

Hampshire County

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad | Romney

All aboard a picturesque train ride! The Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad operates scenic rail excursions through the South Branch Valley, where bald eagles are often spotted.

Morgan County

George Washington’s Bathtub | Berkeley Springs

Berkeley Springs boasts healing waters with curative powers. But don’t just take our word for it! President George Washington visited the area and swore by the spring water, too. Visit this unique tourist attraction of historical interest.

Berkeley County

Smart Caches of Berkeley County | Martinsburg

Berkeley County is the #1 most favorite county for geocaching in the world! Over 57 active caches dot the area, inviting you to explore and follow along.

Jefferson County

Appalachian Trail | Harpers Ferry

While Harpers Ferry is known for rich historical sites, it’s also home to a section of the legendary Appalachian Trail. Pick up a guidebook and blaze a trail.

Hardy County

Wardensville Garden Market | Wardensville

Stop for a quick bite to eat at the Wardensville Garden Market, where you’ll find farm fresh produce and locally sourced dishes. The grab & go style is perfect for a road trip but outdoor picnic tables are also available if you’d rather stay a while.

Pendleton County

Seneca Rocks | Seneca Rocks

The sheer rock face and razorback formation makes Seneca Rocks a popular location for climbers and hikers alike. Take the 1.3-mile hike to the top to see unforgettable views.

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This post was last updated on June 16, 2020