“Life is Older, older than the seas, younger than the mountains flowing like a breeze. Country roads take me home to the place I belong, West Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, take me home country roads.” John Denver’s classic speaks of the great Shenandoah River, the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains and the winding country roads. West Virginia is a perfect place for a short vacation or an extended road trip. There is so much to see and do in West Virginia that not even John could cover it all. Travel in a small RV is a great way to experience the wide open roads and the winding mountain terrain of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are plenty of small RV parks and the state has no lack of amazing places to visit. There are white-water rivers, fantastic bike trails, hiking paths, and miles and miles of open roads. There are ample waterways for family outings, picnics and swimming and of course boating and white water rafting. There is the Potomac River which is great for canoeing, and the wildlife in this state can be very visible by car, trail or waterways, eagle, deer, bear and fox are bountiful in this state, so bring a camera and be ready for the great outdoors. Winter time can be a great time in West Virginia as well, with plenty of mountain terrain for skiing and winter sports.
West Virginia is a great state for the family with an abundance of places to visit for the history seeking vacationer, the prime spot for this is the Civil War History Trail. There is a great spot known as the Philippi Covered Bridge which was the site of the first Civil War Battle in 1861. In famous Lewisburg there is the Confederate Cemetary and the old library that was used as a hospital and the church that was the Confederate Morgue that still has cannon gun holes in its walls. The hospital building still has some of the Confederate graffiti on the walls where one can feel what the thoughts were of the time and authenticating the struggle that is such an intricate part of America’s Heritage.
There are countless small RV and regular RV campground sites in West Virginia and they are typically open from April 1st to October 31st. Many of the campgrounds are situated in state parks near mountains and pristine lakes. The state’s vast expanse of public lands, make it the ideal getaway for vacationers who seek nature; with over 200,000 acres of state parks and forests you couldn’t possibly run out of land to explore. As a note of caution there can be some spots on the Interstate’s where a state trooper awaits your speeding vehicle so be cautious, be safe, and be ticket free.