Places to Visit in West Virginia

Joshua Biser, Co-editor

West Virginia is a state unlike any other.  Its unique geography allows for a wide ranges of natural formations to occur, and with it comes a wide range of experiences.  Even for people who have lived in West Virginia for their whole life, there is something to explore here.


Seneca Rocks

Located in Pendleton County, Seneca Rocks is a strange and sharp rock formation that stands out from everything surrounding it.  Be warned, however, as the hike is steep, and will require a small amount of endurance to climb to the top.  There is an amazing view of the whole valley upon reaching the top, though.


Dolly Sods

Spanning over 17,000 acres of land, Dolly Sods holds breathtaking views of the West Virginia scenery, as well as interesting rock formations.   Additionally, there are many trails to hike for anyone who is inclined to take a scenic trip through West Virginia.


The Greenbrier Hotel

The Greenbrier has been a part of West Virginia since before West Virginia was even a state, dating back to 1778.  In addition to being a beautiful place to stay, the Greenbrier was also home to a hidden bunker during the Cold War, which is available to tour.


Canaan Valley

Canaan Valley is home to a wide variety of activities throughout the seasons, with their main attractions taking place in winter.  From skiing to snowshoeing in the winter, and fishing and hiking in the warmer seasons, there’s something to do year-round.


New River Gorge Bridge

Completed in 1977, the New River Gorge Bridge helped reduce the time it took to travel down a massive valley from 40 minutes to less than a minute, and became one of the most iconic landmarks of West Virginia in the process.  The main attraction is Bridge Day, where people from all different places come and jump off the bridge, this year is October 19th.