Explorer's Guide West Virginia (Second Edition) (Explorer's Complete) [NOOK Book]

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More than half of the country's population lives within a day's drive of West Virginia, and savvy travelers have known that it is the playground of the East.


Whether you’d like to visit historic sites; take scenic drives or walking tours; go hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, or fishing; or take in museums small and large, author Leonard Adkins steers you to the best that West Virginia has to offer. The locals know where to find hidden swimmin’ holes, waterfalls, and the best ...
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Explorer's Guide West Virginia (Second Edition) (Explorer's Complete)

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Overview

More than half of the country's population lives within a day's drive of West Virginia, and savvy travelers have known that it is the playground of the East.


Whether you’d like to visit historic sites; take scenic drives or walking tours; go hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, or fishing; or take in museums small and large, author Leonard Adkins steers you to the best that West Virginia has to offer. The locals know where to find hidden swimmin’ holes, waterfalls, and the best barbecue joints, and now you will too! Features detailed, opinionated reviews of dining and lodging places as well as tools to help you plan and make the most of your trip.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581579260
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/2/2011
  • Series: Explorer's Complete
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Sales rank: 437,067
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Leonard M. Adkins has walked the length of the Appalachian Trail four times and has logged more than 16,000 miles in backcountry areas of North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. The author of numerous books on hiking and the outdoors, he has been awarded the National Outdoor Book Award and a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism award. Adkins lives in Virginia.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     12
Introduction     14
What's Where in West Virginia     20
Eastern Panhandle     41
Where the Potomac and the Shenandoah Meet-Harpers Ferry, Charles Town, and Shepherdstown     43
South of the Potomac-Martinsburg, Berkeley Springs, and the Cacapon River and Mountain     62
Potomac Highlands     89
Soaring with Eagles Along the Potomac's South Branch-Romney and Moorefield     91
The Land of Canaan-Canaan Valley, Blackwater Falls, and Dolly Sods     112
Reaching for the Sky-Spruce Knob, Seneca Rocks, and Cranberry Glades     141
Snowshoe Mountain     190
Southern West Virginia     197
Old Towns, Surviving and Alive-Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, and Union     199
The South Border-Bluefield, Hinton, Pineville, Princeton, and Welch     225
Along the New and Gauley Rivers-Beckley, Fayet-Teville, and Summersville     255
The Hatfield-McCoy Mountains     287
Central West Virginia-Shimmering Lakes, Tumbling Waters, Sparkling Glass, and Easygoing Towns     307
Mountaineer Country     333
Morgantown and Vicinity     335
The Clarksburg/Fairmont Environs     361
The Metro Valley     389
Life Alongthe Kanawha River-The State Capital and Surrounding Area     391
River Towns-Huntington and Point Pleasant     418
The Mid-Ohio Valley-Beside the Waters of the Ohio and Little Kanawha Rivers     441
Northern Panhandle     475
Index     510
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