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           West Virginia Travel Guide

Welcome to USA Travel Magazine's West Virginia Travel Guide, in which we share features on attractions, events, sports, and more to experience with family and friends. In June of 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state to join the Union, and it was on this day when the state separated from Virginia. West Virginia was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth I of England, and this beautiful state has plenty of natural beauty to explore, and many historic sites to explore as well as many options for recreation.

Editor's Pick - West Virginia's Best Migratory Birding Locations Include Kanawha State Forest And Monongahela National Forest

Because West Virginia has such diverse habitat types and so many great places to view the numerous species of birds found here, it's a challenge to make a list of the state's best birding spots. Most think of winter as a slow time for birding. Many of the colorful migrant warblers, vireos and tanagers have gone south and only a few wintering species can occasionally be heard singing. Winter is the best time to see migratory and wintering waterfowl in West Virginia. More than 30 species of waterfowl have been reported from West Virginia. Some species live here all year, such as the wood duck, Canada goose and mallard. Best Migratory Birding Locations In West Virginia - Full Story

Explore West Virginia's Backyard:

Beckley - Beckley Historic Sites Include General Beckley's Home, The Mountain Homestead, Exhibition Coal Mine, And Other Sites

Cody - Rocking Climbing In Monongahela National Forest

Franklin - Join The Treasure Mountain Festival, Civil War Living History Camps, And Fort Seybert While Visiting Franklin, West Virginia

Harrison and Marion County - Explore Thurmond Railroad Heritage Where The Coal Miners Played The Longest Poker Game And More Historic Towns

Pike County - Hatfield and McCoy ATV And Dirt Bike Trails In The Appalachian Mountains Of West Virginia

Randolph County - Rocking Climbing The Seneca Rocks In Monongahela National Forest And Harpers Ferry

Shinnston - Hiking The West Fork River Rail And In Stonewall Jackson State Parks, And Touring Area Sites

Summersville - Go White River Rafting And Kayaking Along The New River And Gauley Rivers