Thursday, March 24, 2011

Outdoors adventures: Black water falls

Love to travel and see the sights? Well if you do and you love the outdoors then I would highly recommend a trip to the Black water Falls state park. The park has a beautiful falls skirted by a very well maintained board walk. The walk in is very easy since it is mostly down hill but the walk out is a slight challenge. It is not too hard for most visitors but some may find it difficult. The park offers camping and cabins as well as wifi access (we can't even live with out it in the woods these days) Information about accomodations can be found here.

For the more adventuresome fellows there is Hawks nest state park. This area has a lot of great rock climbing, challenging hiking, and white water rafting that is unmatched any where else. It's information can be found here. Hawks nest its self offers grand views of the gorge and surrounding mountains. it is also very close to the new river gorge bridge which is the site of a West Virginia tradition known as bridge day. Bridge day is a day long festival to celebrate one of the longest arch bridges in the world. Up to a few scant years ago it was the single longest bridge of it's kind. At this festival you can see base jumpers as well as bungie jumping. The highway becomes so congested with visitors that the road is simply closed down, so plan your travel accordingly. There is a pretty good blog about bridge day that can be found here.
So if you want to get out and see some exciting things that you won't be able to see any where else then I would suggest taking these trips into consideration!