Attractions in West Virginia

Drawdy Creek Falls near Peytona, WV, Boone County, Hatfield & McCoy Region
Drawdy Creek Falls

West Virginia is a vacation destination of the highest order, filled with attractions discovered and undiscovered. No matter the form of refreshment and relaxation you seek, you’ll find plenty of opportunity among the West Virginia hills.

Stay tuned as we add more categories and more landmarks under our expanding list of attractions in West Virginia. Please be aware that for-profit attractions may be otherwise included under our lodging and recreation sections.

How we define “attractions”

Members of the West Virginia Explorer development team thought long about how they might organize the resources we’ve come to call attractions. “Attractions” seemed to best define the resources for those of us who are beguiled by the state. Keep in mind that many attractions so-labelled are undeveloped, and their access may not be as easily managed as would be in the traditional sense.

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Young climber at New River Gorge, New River Gorge National River, Adventures on the Gorge

Park Service to host meeting regarding rock climbing

The National Park Service will host a meeting on rules and regulations for climbing activities at New River Gorge National River and Gauley River...
National Park Service staff manage a prescribed burn at the New River Gorge.

Park Service prepares for prescribed burns at New River Gorge

Fire managers for the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia are preparing for four prescribed fires between February 25 and May 31,...

Ski season still in full force at Canaan Valley resort

Though spring is on its way, it's still winter in the high Alleghenies of northern West Virginia, and skiing and tubing at Canaan Valley...

Jackson’s Mill Jubilee to feature new layout in 2018

The annual Jackson's Mill Jubilee at historic Jackson's Mill, West Virginia, will feature a new layout in 2018, a spokesman for the organization announced,...
Campgrounds on New River, New River Gorge Region

W.Va. state parks anticipate banner camping year

Expecting an increased demand for campsites in 2018, staff at West Virginia state parks and forests will begin processing site reservations on Feb. 15,...