Well it's that time again- warm weather, beautiful scenery, and most of all one of the best seasons to ride.
Wherever you decide to go in West Virginia, even if you are not on your bike, this upcoming season includes tons of new info on some of the best places to travel from Tamarack to historic coal mines. Start planning your trip to West Virginia and Click here to order a free travel guide today!
Entirely surrounded by the Monongahela National Forest, the Highland Scenic Highway makes its way through some of the most breathtaking and unique scenery on the continent. Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, this byway rises as high as 4,500 feet above sea level giving motorists plenty of opportunities to take amazing pictures. Once covered by glaciers, this area hosts some of the most unusual plant life found in the United States.
Water released from the Summersville Dam every fall provides the most intense whitewater rafting east of the Mississippi; that's why the Gauley is called the "Beast of the East." Ranked one of the best whitewater runs in the world, the Gauley is a combination of heart-stopping excitement and breathtaking scenery. It boasts more Class IV and V rapids than any other eastern river and offers one of the most intense experiences in commercial rafting.
Celebrating its 32nd anniversary, Bridge Day offers plenty of thrills on the New River Gorge Bridge on Oct. 15. The event is regarded as West Virginia's largest one-day event and the largest extreme sports event in the world. Activities include BASE jumping, rappelling and zipping 700 feet down the high line – a rope attached to the bridge's catwalk – to the Fayette Station Roadbelow. Around 400 BASE jumpers participate each year. Estimates have as many as 100,000 people attending the overall event. There is no charge for spectators to attend the festival.
Travel through scenic plateaus and dense forests to an elevation of over 4,500 feet.
Fall is the perfect time to take in West Virgina's incredible mountain views. The changing colors of the leaves create even more spectacular scenery from the winding roads. Go for one last ride through West Virginia before the weather gets too cold.
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