Overview West Virginia

Visiting West Virginia

West Virginia is Appalachia, though the beautiful state extends north above the Mason-Dixon Line and pushes east toward Washington, D.C. West Virginia’s historical import cannot be overlooked; Harper’s Ferry was a tumultuous locale throughout the 19th century, while the state’s coal mines have helped power the country for years.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
West Virginia is Appalachia, though the beautiful state extends north above the Mason-Dixon Line and pushes east toward Washington, D.C. West Virginia’s historical import cannot be overlooked; Harper’s Ferry was a tumultuous locale throughout the 19th century, while the state’s coal mines have helped power the country for years.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips West Virginia

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Lindy Point Trail and Overlook

Written by BawBaw on 13 Nov, 2013

For visitors who enjoy a good walk but are not quite up to more strenuous terrain, Lindy Point Trail at Blackwater Falls State Park is just the ticket.The trailhead is located on the south rim of Blackwater Canyon and is accessed off Canaan Loop Road.…Read More


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In Search of Black Waters Falling

Written by BawBaw on 04 Nov, 2013

Blackwater Falls is the principle attraction and reason to be for Blackwater Falls State Park near Davis, West Virginia. The falls themselves cascade from a height of 62 feet (five stories) at their tallest point. The width is variable, depending on the volume…Read More


Life with the Shenandoah

Written by BawBaw on 26 Feb, 2009

The very sound of the word "Shenandoah" is tinged with romance, and perhaps a bit of sadness. It is a beautiful word, evocative of haunting melodies, sumptuous natural landscapes, chivalrous warriors waging righteous battle, and the whoosh of pure water flowing from mountain streams…Read More


Living History at Harpers Ferry

Written by BawBaw on 11 Sep, 2007

The small riverside town of Harpers Ferry is located a mere 6 miles down the road from my front door. In fact, I've been a frequent visitor to Harpers Ferry for a good deal longer than I've lived behind my front door. One would therefore…Read More


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Home Sweet Home in Charles Town

Written by BawBaw on 10 Sep, 2007

Tourists who make their way to our Eastern Panhandle community of Charles Town (not to be confused with the state capital of Charleston, thank you) are usually attracted to one of our two marvelous race tracks: horses run at the east end of town at…Read More


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Meandering On The Old Fayetteville Road.

Written by hagnel2 on 10 May, 2006

We didn’t have time to hike the New River Gorge Bridge trails from the river level and so we took the advice of helpful staff at the visitor center and drove the Fayettville Auto route trail. This route is also recommended for its views of…Read More


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Cass Scenic Railway & Old Logging Town.

Written by hagnel2 on 09 Jun, 2006

This was our second visit to Cass. We passed through in late April and everything was shuttered and closed, however the restored turn of the century depot intrigued us and we subsequently learned from our host at the Brazen Inn some of the history of…Read More


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Taken by Surprise in Philippi

Written by Idler on 15 Jul, 2003

I’d been driving through the West Virginian countryside for hours, my intended destination being Philippi, a city known for three things: Civil War history, medical firsts, and its lovingly restored 285-foot covered bridge. After I rounded a final curve heading into Philippi, the…Read More


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Curiosities and Covered Bridges

Written by Idler on 15 Jul, 2003

While the majority of West Virginia roads are scenic, some of the most inviting are in and near Barbour County. After rambling through the area for several days, I devised a driving tour featuring some of the loveliest roads and most interesting sights in…Read More


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Country Roads: An Appreciation

Written by Idler on 15 Jul, 2003

I often say that that I don’t like to drive, but that’s not really true. I dislike traffic. I’m bored by freeways. And I absolutely hate being rushed or pressured by tailgaters and aggressive drivers. But actually, given a near-empty country road and no worries…Read More


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