Virtual Road Trip: Day 5
Today we will cover the last, but certainly not the least of the Almost Heaven road trip destinations. Follow along and hopefully you’ll find a new point of interest to plan a visit to see.
Chief Logan State Park | Logan
Surrounded by the beautiful mountains of southern West Virginia, Chief Logan State Park is one of the most visited facilities in the West Virginia State Parks System. The park has 18 miles worth of hiking trails, fishing spots, geocaching and much more.
Coal River Walhonde Water Trail | Whitesville
This north-flowing tributary meanders through mountains, green forests and natural rock formations from Whitesville to St. Albans, where it meets the Kanawha River. The trail covers 88 miles, broken into distinct 6-12 mile sections (the distance most paddlers can complete in a day). The trail is easily accessible, with 17 launches that are entirely free and open to the public.
Twin Falls Resort State Park | Mullens
Set on a high, wooded ridge in the rugged mountains of Wyoming County in southern West Virginia, Twin Falls Resort State Park an ideal destination for nature lovers. At Twin Falls enjoy more than 25 miles of hiking and biking trails, an 18-hole golf course, swimming pool and a fully-functional Pioneer Farm.
Indian Ridge ATV Trail | Ashland
The Hatfield-McCoy Trail System forms a sprawling tangle of well-maintained mountain trails for ATV, UTV and other recreational riding. This remote, heavily forested section of trails is perfect for beginner or intermediate riders, looking for a scenic adventure.
Pipestem Drive-In Theatre | Athens
The Pipestem Drive-In Theatre has been around since 1972. Enjoy a double-feature under the stars with your loved ones and don’t forget the popcorn!
Tamarack | Beckley
Tamarack brings together high-quality, authentic West Virginia foods, crafts and art. A prestigious jury hand-selects the featured pieces and you can even watch resident artisans at work in their in-house studios. The location is convenient, look for the prominent peaked red roof off of the turnpike in Beckley and you won’t miss it.
Bridge Walk | Fayetteville
Imagine walking underneath a massive, nearly 900-foot-high structure, with cars roaring above, on nothing but a 24-inch catwalk. Bridge Walk gives guests a very unique perspective of the longest steel-arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere. Bridge walkers are securely fastened to a safety cable to walk the entire 3,030-foot length of the bridge above the New River, it’s also ADA accessible.
Kirkwood Winery & Isaiah Morgan Distillery | Summersville
Visit the beautiful Kirkwood Winery and Isaiah Morgan Distillery and take a tour and tasting of the vineyards, winery and distillery. Before you leave, purchase a bottle of your favorite wine or whiskey that you tasted.
Lost World Caverns | Lewisburg
If you think the scenery above ground in West Virginia is spectacular, wait until you go underground. Delve 120 feet below to the Lost World Caverns trail loop to discover some of the nation’s largest stalactites, or get a little dirty with a wild cave tour.
Pipestem Resort State Park | Pipestem
Pipestem Resort State Park is West Virginia’s premier family adventure resort. Sitting on the east rim of the Bluestone River Gorge, Pipestem offers something for everyone including exhilarating zipline tours, guided trout fishing trips, mountain bike excursions, rock climbing and more.
Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory | Union
This old fire tower, perched atop the crest of Peters Mountain in the Jefferson National Forest, is the nation’s premier place to spot birds of prey, right at their soaring level. Take in the jaw-dropping 360-degree mountain forest views from above.
This post was last updated on June 18, 2020