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West Virginia

Potomac Highlands, West Virginia

The first breathtaking glimpse of the Potomac Highlands challenges visitors to conquer nature in their own special ways.
Skiers gather at the Highlands’ downhill and cross country ski areas. Mountain bikers come to take advantage of the steep inclines at the Monongahela National Forest, George Washington National Forest and Lost River State Park.
Whitewater fiends finds a worthy challenge in the gnarly little streams that become torrents with spring rains.
Rock climbers and spelunkers come to push their personal limits above and below ground.
And families come to share spectacular views and cozy cabins in the woods. This outdoor recreation mecca and scenic wonderland is waiting to be discovered by you.

If you love outdoor adventure, the Potomac Highlands are sure to provide more than you can handle in one vacation. From skiing at Canaan Valley (www.canaanresort.com) (this season marks 35 years of downhill skiing in West Virginia) to bird watching atop the state’s highest peak, the mountains and valleys of this region will not disappoint outdoors lovers.

If you want a taste of rock climbing or enjoy a good view, try the Via Ferrata experience at Nelson Rocks Preserve. It’s one of only two places in the country in which you can try fixed-cable climbing trails, plus a spectacular 200-foot-long and 150-foot-high swinging bridge. Snowshoe Mountain (www.snowshoemtn.com) is a destination unto itself, offering the Mid-Atlantic’s best skiing, top-notch golf and a year-round adventure program.

This year, Snowshoe adds a new ski lift, a new lodge and two new restaurants. Even if you’re not into heavy outdoor recreation, the incredible variety of lodging, dining and shopping opportunities will leave you wishing you’d planned your vacation sooner.

More for next time! http://www.adventuresinwv.com. When evening comes, you’ll find plenty of entertainment at the resorts and in the towns of the Potomac Highlands.

In Elkins, be sure to put the American Mountain Theater (www.americanmountaintheater.com) on your entertainment list. The theater offers an eclectic mix of music, comedy and variety stage shows sure to entertain the entire family.

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