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What to See in West Virginia

Vacationers wondering what to see in West Virginia are in luck when traveling to this charming state. West Virginia offers awe-inspiring landscapes, rich history and culture, and warm hospitality.

From majestic mountains and pristine rivers to waterfalls and cultural landmarks, West Virginia is a remarkable destination worth exploring.

Here’s what to see in West Virginia near Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins!


Seneca Rocks

Seneca Rocks in West Virginia.About 13 minutes from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

Visit the iconic Seneca Rocks, a popular rock formation that towers over the terrain. This is a hot spot for rock climbers and hikers, with trails that range from casual strolls to backpack-required treks. Choose your own adventure depending on what works for your family! 


Smoke Hole Caverns

Inside of Smoke Hole Caverns in West Virginia.About 3 minutes from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

Explore the underground wonders of Smoke Hole Caverns, a sprawling network of limestone caves that feature stunning rock formations. All tours through the caverns are guided, and provide geological history about the region in addition to taking you deep beneath the West Virginia landscape. 


Blackwater Falls State Park

Blackwater Falls in West Virginia.About 50 minutes from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

Named for the almost 60-foot waterfall in the park, Blackwater Falls State Park showcases the breathtaking beauty of the Allegheny Mountains. Visitors can bike, hike, take in the sights, and more at Blackwater Falls State Park, which got its name from the tannins from hemlock and red spruce needles tinting the water a deep amber color.

Blackwater Falls is included in our West Virginia waterfalls road trip.


Dolly Sods Wilderness

Sunset view over Dolly Sods, West Virginia.About 45 minutes from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

Nearly 18,000 acres of green space makes up Dolly Sods Wilderness, part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. The flora generally resembles that of Canada: flowering laurel, rhododendron, and azaleas. During the mid-summer months, Dolly Sods Wilderness is a great place to pick blueberries and huckleberries with the family. 


Canaan Valley Resort State Park

things to do near petersburg west virginiaAbout 37 minutes from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

Enjoy the scenic beauty of Canaan Valley and the surrounding mountains. With trails that range from easy strolls to stream-crossing adventures, Canaan Valley offers many overlooks throughout the park perfect for wildlife viewing, taking photos, or just enjoying the scenery. 


Green Bank Observatory 

A giant satellite tower at the National Radio Observatory in West Virginia.About 1 hour from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

Though the observatory looks out of place among the green landscape, it is home to a telescope that is used to study our solar system and a wealth of information that can be fun to learn. Guests at Green Bank Observatory can take guided tours, self-guided tours, or explore the observatory’s miles of trails. 


Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks 

Aerial view of Spruce Knob, West Virginia.About 14 minutes from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

Take in the 10,000 acre wonder that is Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area, the first of its kind to be designated in the USDA Forest Service. See the highest peak in West Virginia, try out some of the best rock climbing on the east coast, and revel in the gorgeous scenery.  


North Fork Valley Canopy 

west virginia zipliningAbout 27 minutes from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

This thrilling zip line tour takes you through the North Fork Valley’s beautiful canopy, clocking nearly a mile of “zip time” up to 80 feet off of the forest floor. More than a resort add-on or tourist attraction, the North Fork Valley Canopy Tour was created with exploration in mind, giving guests ample time to take in the sights around them and explore the terrain in a new way. 


Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Potomac Eagle train cars in West Virginia.About 1 hour from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

All aboard the best sightseeing tour in West Virginia: the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad. Guests can choose from expeditions anywhere between 1.5 and 12 hour trips, traveling by train through remote Trough Canyon, Petersburg, Green Spring, and select other areas. The Trough Canyon trip is the line’s most popular destination to see bald eagles! 


Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

kids climbing over treeAbout 46 minutes from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins

Nearly 17,000 acres of undeveloped green space makes up Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. See a rare collection of flora and fauna usually found in higher elevations in northern latitudes in this ecosystem of wetland, forested, and successional habitats.

West Virginia’s beauty knows no bounds, with a plethora of sights to see and places to explore. Let the unparalleled beauty and tranquility of West Virginia make your next vacation exactly the trip you need.

You’ll discover the best views of the West Virginia wilderness from the outdoor deck of our West Virginia cabin rentals. Choose from our vacation packages to jumpstart your West Virginia getaway!