About the West Virginia - Southeastern Mountains
Ride the white water between sheer sandstone cliffs, or paddle through morning mist on a serene lake. Bike along meandering country roads, river-winding trails or down steep mountainsides. Lie back and watch sparkling night skies, or look all around you for diverse botanical wonders. Admire mile after mile of unspoiled splendor in every season - from breathtaking mountain vistas to quiet glades of rhododendron and bird song.
Relax in thousands upon thousands of acres of well-kept state parks and national park forests. Nature is always nearby in West Virginia. The Potomac Highlands, which runs north to south along the eastern spine of the state, is the great outdoors, waiting for you to explore--on skis, on a bike, on foot, in canoes, at the end of a rope or underground. At the end of a day of adventure, head to a resort, mountain lodge or a cozy bed and breakfast, or camping under the stars.
The New River/Greenbrier Valley of southeastern West Virginia offers breathtaking mountain views, incredible whitewater, some of the state's most scenic public parks and lodges, a centuries-old spa legacy, miles of hiking and biking trails and historic towns where coal and the railroads were once king.
'How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!'
by John Muir, Founder of the Sierra Club.