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Travel Tips For West Virginia Nature Lovers: 7 Places to Visit on Next Outdoor Adventure

By    |   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 11:45 AM

West Virginia has plenty to tempt nature lovers looking for amazing travel tips. The Mountain State has some of the oldest rivers in the world and is covered in forests.

Here are seven places to visit on next outdoor adventure:

1. Appalachian Trail: This wild and extensive 2,185 mile trail cuts through West Virginia and is a perfect adventure for those who love outdoor travel. Go hiking and enjoy the breathtaking views.

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Allegheny Highlands: This rails to trails project has turned the route of the West Virginia Central and Pittsburg Railway into a hiking, biking and horseback riding adventure everyone in the family can enjoy.

3. Gauley River National Recreation Area: Adventure travel lovers will have the chance to ride the rapids down this 25 mile river. Activities include whitewater rafting, fishing and camping.

4. Lost World Caverns: This cave is a historic natural landmark. The self-guided tour takes nature lovers into an underground world including one of the largest stalactites in the country.

5. New River Gorge: Known as one of the oldest rivers on earth, nature lovers can enjoy deep canyons and abundant plant life. Hiking through the various scenic points around this 70,000 acre park is a must. White water rafting is also available for adventure seekers.

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Bluestone National Scenic River: Further south and closer to the eastern edge of West Virginia, nature lovers will find various activities including hiking, birding and camping. For those who like to walk, but prefer level terrain, the park offers two river hikes that can include a return ride back on a shuttle or tram.

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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal: Before the interstate and before the railroad there was the canal. The 184 mile Chesapeake & Ohio Canal offers a different kind of adventure. Nature lovers can enjoy fishing, boating, hiking and horseback riding, or rent a boat and take a ride on the canal.

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