Why You Should Spend Your Thanksgiving in Southern West Virginia

Country Roads Take Me Home . . . For Thanksgiving

Thinking about your Thanksgiving plans? Consider spending it here in southern West Virginia.

Whether southern WV is ‘coming home for the holidays’ or  a great place to ‘meet in the middle’ with family and friends, this area doesn’t stop being fun just because summer is over. You’ll find plenty to do to make a holiday visit a great getaway.   

Plenty Of Play

Right now there are still plenty of activities for both the occasional adventurer and the dedicated outdoor enthusiast. November weather in West Virginia can be very mild or incredibly wild, but either way you won’t be disappointed in all there is to do. Here are just some of the activities that can become part of a new Thanksgiving tradition.

•                Skiing and Tubing
•                Hiking
•                ATV Riding
•                Zip Lining
•                Mountain Biking
•                Bridge Walk
•                Caving
•                Fishing

A Hunting Tradition

West Virginia is known for its hunting tradition, and the week of Thanksgiving means one thing to local hunters: buck season! The firearm season for antlered deer kicks off  the Monday of Thanksgiving week. The woods will be full of both local and out of state hunters.  West Virginia has over 70 public hunting areas and many of those are close to one of our state parks. That means you can plan a family getaway for hunters and non-hunters alike.

Shop Until You Drop

Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday shopping season. And we’re lucky here in southern West Virginia, because we’ve got a lot of great craftsman and artists that sell their unique offerings in local shops and stores.

Tamarack is one of our most popular shopping spots. It has an amazing selection of handcrafted items and gifts. But there are plenty of shopping options in this area. From glass and ceramics to handmade quilts and preserves, you’ll find a special gift for everyone on your list.

Great Reason to Stay

Now that you know that we still have plenty of things to do and see in the winter, there’s no reason not to spend your Thanksgiving vacation here.  Concerned about lodging? Don’t worry! From State Parks like Pipestem and Twin Falls to resorts like Glade Springs, you’ll have a hard time choosing where to stay during your holiday visit here. For something a little more private, check out one of the many cabin rentals in the area.

Do you visit southern West Virginia during Thanksgiving? Tell us what’s on your agenda when you’re here for the holidays?

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