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These Small Towns In West Virginia Come Alive In Summer


With its highest elevation reaching an astounding 4,863 feet at the Spruce Knob summit, West Virginia is an Appalachian Mountain State rightfully known for its majestic landscapes and outdoor recreation. Astonishingly, over three-fourths of West Virginia is also covered in lush forest, with a range of flora and hilly landscapes to traverse, many with sparkling mountain streams, rushing rivers, and calm lakes.

To explore these spectacular slices of nature amongst the rugged and awe-inspiring Appalachian Mountains this summer, look no further than West Virginia’s small towns. While they may be small in size and population, these communities thrive and come alive during the summer months, welcoming visitors from near and far to enjoy some of West Virginia’s most magnificent pockets of nature alongside the comforts and charms of local restaurants, cozy accommodations, and unique attractions.

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