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Blackwater Falls visitors can expect far more in Tucker County


Blackwater Falls may be one of the best-known natural wonders in West Virginia, but the waterfall and surrounding park are best enjoyed in concert with the surrounding travel region, says an official at Blackwater Falls State Park.

Eric Risinger, assistant superintendent at the state park, says tourists checking the waterfall off their bucket list should know that days' worth of activities awaits them in surrounding Tucker County.

Hiking and biking trails, charming small towns, ski resorts, and plenty of sightseeing opportunities are to be found within an hour's drive of the 2,500-acre park, and sightseers should plan to stay a while.

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