Best Places to Visit in West Virginia, USA

Best Places to Visit in West Virginia, USA

Best Places to Visit in West Virginia, USA
West Virginia is an ideal year-round vacation destination with endless places to visit ranging from beautiful mountain retreats to quaint historic towns. With so many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, the state is a mecca for the active traveler but also a nice place to relax and unwind in a natural setting. Popular activities include hiking, biking, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, zip lining, ATVing. horseback riding and more. Winter activities include downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and ice skating. For history lovers, heritage sites abound throughout the mountains offering glimpses of how the Civil war, colonial life, and early explorers all helped shape American culture. While there are dozens of fun places to explore, here are ten of the “must sees” in West Virginia.

#1.Harpers Ferry
#2.Snowshoe Mountain
#3.New River Gorge
#4.Seneca Rocks
#5.Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley
#6.Coopers Rock State Forest
#7.Stonewall Resort
#8.Greenbrier State Forest
#9.Gauley River National Recreation Area
#10.Hatfield and McCoy Trails

10 Best Places to Visit in Florida – Travel Video

10 Best Places to Visit in Florida – Travel Video

When most people think of Florida, they think of sunshine, theme parks, orange juice and alligators. But this former Spanish colony, which became the 27th state to enter the Union, is much more than that. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, it has mile upon mile of white sand beaches. Its moderate climate makes it a popular tourist destination all year round. An overview of the best places to visit in Florida.

Leaving Marshall can be difficult

Many say that leaving Marshall can be difficult, but it’s not just leaving the county we call home behind that makes moving a seemingly daunting task. There are things to be packed, boxes to be filled, papers to be filed, and of course, the emotions that go with everything. We recently decided to move to Florida – due to a job offer – and here is a quick take of what to prepare if ever you make the decision to move.

Getting Your Things Together

Hiring a professional mover is generally a good idea, they help with your checklist and get everything packed and transported with no particular hassles. We hired the services of a reputable local Tampa moving company, Sam’s Movers, to help us with the move. It was melancholic experience and we had to leave a few things behind, but we knew that this was the first step to a new chapter in our life.

Getting Your Schedule Together

We planned our move by the end of November, however due to many unforeseen circumstances we were delayed until the first week of December. It was a good thing that my wife prepared a schedule with some leeway. During this time we had to get our cut off dates for our utilities together and we survived without the Internet for about a week. It’s important to plan ahead with any move, get a schedule and work towards achieving it.


Getting Your Papers Together

This included a visit to my tax adviser so I could get everything in order (don’t forget to keep your receipts, you might eligible for a tax return), health records, school records for the kids, and of course the other little papers that you inevitably have to sift through before you get to leave.

Getting Your Goodbyes Together

Marshall will always be where I grew up in, met my wife and got my first job. I am saddened by fact that we are leaving and I feel like I have left a part of me behind. However, life goes on, the new job in Florida seems promising and the family would love some extra sunshine. My advice is to get all your old friends and buddies together on your last night, have dinner and share a couple of stories. We might be starting the next chapter of our life in Florida, but I feel like I’ll be back next month to visit!

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The Marshall County Chamber of Commerce


Your one-stop for information about Marshall County
and all other tourist attractions in West Virginia…

Kirkside- Home of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce
609 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, WV 26041


Marshall County a beautiful county located in West Virginia. According to the 2010 census, our population was at 33,107. Moundsville is our county seat. The southern border on the Mason-Dixon line, it forms the base of the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia.

Marshall County is part of the Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Marshall County is home to the largest conical burial mound in North America, at Moundsville. Marshall County was formed in 1835 from Ohio County by an act of the Virginia Assembly. In 1852, on Christmas Eve, workers completed the Baltimore & Ohio railroad at Rosby’s Rock in Marshall County. It is home to the New Vrindaban community of Hare Krishnas, and Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold.

“Come Grow With Us…”

Marshall County offers a wide variety of historical attractions, eateries, shopping, lodging and features a number of annual festivals.  Marshall County offers local families and visitors the opportunity to take a swim, play some golf, have a picnic, or take a walk in what we are all proud to call the beautiful hillsides of Wild & Wonderful West Virginia!

We could not maintain this beautiful county without the help of some loyal members of our community. Either residing in Marshall year round or frequenting our fine county during holidays they deserve an honorable mention.

Bonijean Preasmeyer Isaacs

Outstanding work in the church and support of the flood relieve victims. We salute you for your efforts and keep you in our prayers.

Samuel Gibbons

Great work with the community, this Marshall County native enjoys vacationing back in his hometown and helping the less fortunate. From outreach work to moving their belongings as he has one of the biggest Tampa, FL Moving Companies and knows a thing or two about getting people settled in.

Nick James

A hard-working gentleman always looking to lend a pair of crafty hands. His contributions to the community cannot be left unnoticed as the owner of Nick’s Wood Shop in Moundsville he leverages his company resources in the name of good.

Mark Terwilliger 

When not in sunny South Florida exterminating pest, West VA is where you can find him always spreading his blessings. This Marshall transplant is now a successful Miami Pest Control Operator and has used his good fortune to give back to our community.

Here is his website:

Billie Morrison

Who would have thought the idea of painting rocks and hiding them throughout the community could bring so much joy?


Message to All

We invite you to visit our attractions…to take part in our local festivals…
and to enjoy all that Marshall County has to offer…