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West Virginia

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  • West Virginia with more than 200,000 acres of state parks, forests and wildlife areas scattered throughout the state, there is a vast diversity of activities and vacation opportunities waiting for every visitor.

    • Babcock Mill


    • West Virginia State Capitol


    • Mountaineer Balloon Festival


    • Capitol Market


    • Golf in West Virginia


    Golf is enjoyed by all who play, not just for the challenge but for the spectacle of the setting.

    History and heritage are also rich in the state. You can walk the cobblestone streets of a town that looks as it did during the civil war, ride antique trains or visit the restored homes of some world-famous West Virginians.

    A state of contrasts and comparisons, in West Virginia the Appalchian culture often shows clear links to the European heritage of the people who came to live here. The Welsh, German and Italian immigrants who came to work in the natural resources of coal, oil and natural gas found a mountainous countryside that today offers superb outdoor recreation for all seasons including some spectacular white-water rafting and river expeditions. The Swiss who came to farm found challenging landscapes, and today the farming tradition carries on with the area still selling speciality foods and products.

    The forested lands offer wonderful opportunities for outdoor activities, especially hiking, cycling and camping, whilst the metropolitan cities and towns offer cultural events, fine dining, shopping and nightlife activities. Throughout the state aritisans and artists have found a home where they can pursue their crafts and fine arts in a restful atmosphere and breathtaking environment. 


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      Experience white water rafting on the New River and the Gauley, West Virginia, during Gualey Season (September to October), the excess Summerville Lake water is released and increases the strength of the rapids to 'thrilling levels IV and V.

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