The West Virginia Mountain Highlands is more than mountains – it is a tapestry of diverse geographic regions encompassing an eight-county area known as the Potomac Highland.
Spring and summer in the Highlands is synonymous with the Great Outdoors. A visit to the Mountain Highlands is a Natural experience! One million acres of National Forest lands await… with every possible opportunity to explore, hike, camp, bike, fish, or just relax in a wooded retreat.
This region comprises a large area that hugs the eastern edge of the state. It’s home to the two highest mountains in the state — Spruce Knob and Snowshoe Mountain. Here you’ll find clean, beautiful rivers, plus, some of the most unique geographic wonders on the East coast – Seneca Rocks, Canaan Valley, Dolly Sods, and more!
The Mountain Highlands of West Virginia offers hundreds of miles of mountain streams, many stocked and many catch and release. Spring is the perfect time for trout fishing, and especially fly-fishng. In summer discover our 10 state parks and three state forests, many with full event and program agendas. Two commercial caverns are open for tours.
For the history buff, we cater to you as well. Board any one of our six historic trains April through December. Visit rural historic towns and shop for West Virginia made products. Learn our heritage through arts, dance, and song.
Discover our Civil War history. New this year is our regional Civil War trail initiative. West Virginia was the only state born from the conflict of the Civil War and will celebrate her 150th birthday during the national Civil War Sesquicentennial.
There’s no better place than the mountains in summer! Call us toll free for our free Travel Guide and Tour Map: 1-877-WVA-MTNS (982-6867)