1. Visit Blackwater Falls State Park
Blackwater Falls in Blackwater Falls State Park is one of West Virginia's most popular and most photographed sights. You can access the waterfall by crossing a wooden boardwalk trail. From here, the sight of water cascading down over rocks is simply magical.
2. Try whitewater rafting
Whitewater rafting is one of the most sought-after adventure activities in West Virginia, attracting thrill-seekers from all across the globe. New River and Gauley River provide excellent rafting conditions with calm sections, suitable for beginners, and rougher waters for more advanced rafters.
3. Stroll around the Monongahela National Forest
Scenic vistas and a variety of plant and animal species await at the Monongahela National Forest, one of the most diverse ecosystems in the U.S. In addition to 800 miles of hiking trails, this forest also provides plenty of adventure activities, including mountain climbing and whitewater rafting.
4. Explore the city of Lewisburg
For something more urban, visit the city of Lewisburg. The Harmony Ridge Gallery houses a great collection of American art and craft works, including whimsical garden art and wall sculptures that will delight the whole family. While the children play in the gardens, you can enjoy the in-house wine bar.
5. Check out the Huntington Museum of Art
The Huntington Museum of Art offers an extensive collection of over 16,000 works of art. The museum features several exhibition spaces, as well as a huge auditorium with regular performances. In case your kids get tired of art, the museum also has a coral reef aquarium and long outdoor hiking trails.