I wrote a travel Hub this morning about West Virginia’s Seneca Rocks, and got to thinking about all of my favorite W. Va. spots.  Seneca Rocks probably tops the list.  Germany Valley is right up there, though; it’s eerily remote, bright green in the spring and charmingly hazy in the fall.

Another great W. Va. stop is the New River Gorge.  Their visitor center is tiny, but the walk down to the gorge’s edge is easy and the view is heartstopping.  Some year I’ll get up the nerve to take a raft trip; my adventurous friends tell me the New River is a great place to start.

Sometimes city life gets so hectic I forget that there’s wilderness nearby.  We all need to take scenic road trips or just sit out in a park somewhere once in a while, so we can enjoy the sunshine and peace.