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New River/Greenbrier Valley

Great resorts and stellar scenery await visitors in the Mountain State

 

The New River/Greenbrier Valley of southeastern West Virginia offers breathtaking mountain views, a centuries-old spa legacy, miles of hiking and biking trails and historic towns where coal was once king.

The eye-catching architecture of Tamarack echoes quilt patterns and mountains. More than 1,200 artisans and businesses are represented in this showcase of West Virginia's finest arts and crafts.

Succumb to the pampering at The Greenbrier, a world-renowned spa at White Sulphur Springs. Spa goers enjoy therapeutic baths in the naturally carbonated water.

The eons-old New River takes on the waters of the Greenbrier and plunges into a 1,000-foot-deep gorge where 53 miles of its course are designated the New River Gorge National River. Canyon Rim Visitors Center on U.S. 19 offers stunning views of the gorge and the world's longest single-arch steel bridge spanning it.

The Coal Heritage Trail links Beckley and Bluefield via a string of towns winding past company stores, miners' houses and railroad yards. Tiny Bramwell, home to more than a dozen coal-made millionaires, remains a fairy-tale town of turrets, gables, slate and tile roofs.

For More Information:
New River Gorge CVB
800-927-0263
www.newrivergorgecvb.com

West Virginia Tourism
800-CALL-WVA
www.wvtourism.com