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Bluestone Lake

Pipestem State Park

Pipestem Resort State Park gets its name from the native pipestem or meadowsweet plant. Native Americans and early pioneers used the hollowed-out twigs as shafts for tobacco pipes. Go here for all things recreational. From horseback riding, Ziplining, hiking , to pipestem's championship golf course you will be busy exploring here for a few days.



Welcome to our local mountain town. Hinton has a lot to offer. Take a stroll down beautiful main street and visit all the local shops. Be sure to stop in to the Hinton railroad museum and explore Hinton's history as a major railroad town. Need any medicine or sunscreen for that day on the river or lake stop into Big Four drugstore Hinton's hometown drugstore since the 1940's. After exploring and working up an appetite head over to Kirk's and watch all the fishermen and kayakers from the covered patio over the river! Don't forget to try the Big K Burger!


Princeton became an essential stop along the innovative Virginia Railway, “The Richest Little Railroad in the World” also has unique Civil War tales. The rail, agricultural, and war history are all chronicled in the local museums, and you can visit the last Civil War structure left in town. An emerging art scene in downtown Princeton is woven into Princeton’s historical past by the murals on Mercer Street.


New River National Park

Welcome to the Heart of West Virginia and America's newest National Park. The New River Gorge was created by the New River, which flows thru it. The New River is the Second oldest river in the world, so this land is ancient. Come to "The New," as the locals call it, and experience all the nature activities you could ever want. There is even a Bridge day where you can base jump off the 3rd highest bridge in the US and the 5th longest single span arch bridge in the world. This national park will not disappoint.

Coal Heritage Trail

According to the website The Coal Heritage Trail is located within the National Coal Heritage Area and winds through more than 187 rugged miles of scenic industrial heritage, where thousands of hard-working miners labored to produce the coal which created modern America. The story of the southern West Virginia “smokeless” coalfields is a remarkable legacy of working-class culture, industrial might, racial and ethnic diversity, and the creation of a unique and distinctive culture of national significance.

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Skiing Downhill


Winterplace is southern West Virginia's premier ski resort. Its the second oldest ski resort in West Virginia. Setting at an elevation at the top of 3600 feet, Winterplace has over 90 acres of skiable area with 28 Trails, a Terrain Park, and the largest snow tubing facility in West Virginia. This resorts convenient location just of interstate 77 between Princeton and Beckley the West Virginia tourism board has billed this as the most accessible and affordable ski resort in the south east.

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