West Virginia Travel Information

By | October 2, 2022

ATTRACTIONS: (some major ones)
West Virginia offers experiences that bring history and nature to life.

Some of the state’s most popular attractions include Blackwater Falls, Monongahela National Forest, Northeast Panhandle, Organ Cave, White Sulfur Springs, world-class white water rafting venues and ski resorts in Allegheny.

  • Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of West Virginia, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.

West Virginia has something for everyone to enjoy. For more information follow the links below.

AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:

  • Charleston
  • Huntington
  • Morgantown
  • parkersburg
  • Weirton
  • wheeling

GENERAL INTEREST:

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  • Times to Travel: With impressive national parks, scenery and natural beauty, West Virginia offers an exciting family vacation destination, spring, summer and fall. Colder, snowy conditions are common in the mountains in winter, however those months bring exceptional hunting and skiing conditions.

West Virginia weather

Climate: West Virginia enjoys the four seasons, but depending on where you are within the state, the seasonal differences (maybe, and will be) differ significantly.

In the low-lying areas and valleys, including the western regions of the state as well as the East Panhandle, winters are generally mild and summers pleasantly warm.

  • Biotionary: Nickname of West Virginia, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.

In the mountainous areas of West Virginia, winters are much colder with heavy snowfall in the upper elevations. Summers are temperate with cool mornings.

Statewide, the average July high temperature is in the high 70s, while January high temperatures in the mid-30s are the norm.

Throughout the state rainfall averages about 40 inches per year, while at the higher Allegan elevations, 55 inches or more per year is common.

Seasonal temperature averages:
BLUEFIELD
HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 46/7 (February) 38/3 (March) 62/16 (April) 62/16

May 76/24 (June) 82/27 (July) 82/28 (August) 88/31

(September) 81/27 (October) 72/22 (November) 55/12 (December) 50/9

LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 30/-1 (February) 21/-6 (March) 42/5 (April) 43/6

May 55/13 (June) 61/16 (July) 63/17 (August) 69/20

(September) 60/15 (October) 53/11 (November) 36/2 (December) 35/1

WHEELING

HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit) / Celsius)

(Jan) 40/4 (February) 29/-2 (March) 54/12 (April) 57/13

May 76/24 (June) 80/26 (July) 80/26 (August) 83/28

(September) 79/26 (October) 70/20 (November) 49/9 (December) 41/5

LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)

(Jan) 26/-3 (February) 15/-10 (March) 35/1 (April) 39/4

May 51/10 (June) 58/14 (July) 61 /16 (August) 65/18

(September) 57/13 (October) 51/10 (November) 34/1 (December) 28/-2

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac River and the Shenandoah River, in West Virginia. The park encompasses land in Jefferson County, Washington County, Maryland and Loundoun County. Today, the park is managed by the National Park Service, a corporation created by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Originally, the park was only a national monument in 1944, but in 1963 it was transformed into Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Today, the park covers nearly 4,000 acres and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. The park includes the historic town of Harpers Ferry, which was an important industrial center in the 19th century and also became the scene of the abolitionist rebellion led by John Brown during the American Civil War.

Abolitionist movements began to emerge in larger cities at that time. She helped slaves escape from their masters, gave lectures on the inhumanity of slavery, and tried to get the government to abolish slavery. One of the most famous abolitionists was John Brown, a fanatical anti-slavery activist. In October 1859, he and his accomplices occupied the federal armory at Harper’s Ferry. He intended to arm the Maryland slaves and, together with them, provoke an insurrection of all the slaves in the South.

He did manage to capture the armory, but then he was surrounded by the army there and overpowered. 9 of his people died, including two of his sons. Brown himself was captured and put on trial for treason. He was convicted on 31 October and executed by hanging on 2 December 1859. So he failed to free the slaves, but he nevertheless became the idol of the abolitionists, for whom he was a role model. After his death he was almost worshiped and became a martyr.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

In northern Maryland is the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park. It was founded in 1961 by the then President of the United States of America, Dwight D. Eisenhower. It is made up of a 185-mile path skirting the Potomac River that is linked by a number of original canal structures.

It thus connects West Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC, where in the urban district of Georgetown it forms a great place to relax. Here you can take pleasant walks and escape from the noise and bustle of the big city. From 1828 to 1924, it served as a major transportation artery used to transport coal from western Maryland to the capital of the United States.

Today, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is an attractive tourist attraction, providing great conditions for both cyclists and hikers. The beautiful Potomac River Valley offers amazing nature, wildlife viewing, and plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. That’s why around 3 million visitors come here every year.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park