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Family-friendly state park destinations in West Virginia


Been cooped up with the kids most of the winter? Cure your cabin fever with a visit to one of these family-friendly destinations. Whether you’re planning a spring break, summer vacation, or just a weekend getaway, West Virginia state parks and forests are the ideal place to spend some quality family time.

Enjoy a history lesson disguised as fun at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. The kids will love the sternwheeler boat ride across the Ohio River to the island, which once served as home to wealthy Irish aristocrats Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett. Guides docents in period costume lead tours of the 18th century mansion and you can even take a horse-drawn carriage ride on the immaculate grounds.

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