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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

From Watoga WV to Canaan Valley S.P Resort WV

The Mountain Highlands of West Virginia have a lot to offer starting from Old Railway Trains that takes passengers through the mountains, Ski Resorts,State Parks ,hiking trails,cabins and SCENIC drives.

There is no road that is NOT scenic and it was hard for me to keep my eyes on the road with all the beauty around.

Canaan Valley S.P Resort as many West Virginia State parks is free ,many have a Lodge with a view,swimming pool,tennis courts,golf,campground with full/partly hookups ,cabins,hiking trails,picnic areas and playground for kids-we found them very accommodating and not expensive to camp in starting from $23-$27 , some give seniors 10% off and 50% reduction  if you are WV resident senior citizen.

Blackwater Falls S.P WV-View from the Lodge        Blackwater Falls S.P WV

VIEW FROM LODGE IN CANAAN VALLEY RESORT S.P

The distance from Watoga to Canaan Valley Resort S.P is only 100 miles but because of the steep curved beautiful roads it took me 3 hours to complete the trip when sometimes I was driving 30-40MPH ,I would not do this trip pulling a 30’ trailer without Tow/Haul mode…or Exhaust breaks.

We took the rest of the day exploring the huge park and resting .

On the next day 17 July we visited the beautiful Blackwater Falls S.P and as Canaan Valley Resort has the same facilities and offers a small heaven for families.

We hiked to the bottom of the  Falls (220 steps) ,it is relatively an easy hike and very rewarding,the current was strong although it was in the middle of the summer.I wonder what it would look in the Spring….the falls can be seen from different lookouts all very impressive.

Blackwater Falls S.P WV 

Blackwater Falls S.P WV          Blackwater Falls S.P WV

Blackwater Falls S.P WV         Blackwater Falls S.P WV

After our traditional picnic we drove through two beautiful small towns Davis and Thomas,both have a very nice colorful atmosphere,small shops,pubs,coffee shops and old buildings,we stopped to have cool one and meet some local people from them we learned that there is live music every evening in the local coffee/pub place,we might do that tomorrow.

Thomas WV main street        Thomas WV-Local Pub

Thanks for visiting.

 

 

 

2 comments:

Jim and Sandie said...

Gorgeous waterfall.

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

That park looks LOVELY! The Falls are wonderful. Thanks for taking us along.