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Rugged outdoor recreation in Canaan Valley, West Virginia


​Cresting a ridge south of Davis, West Virginia, on the state’s Appalachian Highway, there’s a moment where you’d be hard-pressed not to have John Denver lyrics starting to drift into your ears. The rising slope opens to a view fit for a postcard, the Canaan Valley

Just under three hours southeast of Pittsburgh, a little under an hour past Deep Creek, Maryland, the largely undeveloped valley offers a stark contrast in outdoor recreation opportunities when compared to its northern neighbor.

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