Virginia / West Virginia Border

The turn-of-the-century class C-80 Shay, #5 has been toiling up Cheat Mountain for nearly 100 years.
The turn-of-the-century class C-80 Shay, #5 has been toiling up Cheat Mountain for nearly 100 years.

 

"At an elevation of 4,842 feet, Bald Knob is the third highest point in West Virginia. Located 11 miles up the mountain from Cass, the Bald Knob overlook offers spectacular views (on a clear day) into two states and into the valley below, home to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. The train will also makes a stop at Whittaker Station for a 30 minute layover. A “King of the Road” hobo lunch will be provided to enjoy with your ride as well."  Closed most Mondays.

 http://mountainrailwv.com/tour/cass-scenic-railroad-bald-knob-trip/#/

 

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park also is one of America’s only authentic operating museums of lumber railroading. https://wvstateparks.com/park/cass-scenic-railroad-state-park/

160 miles near the VA / WV state line is a convenient ride, just off I-64.  Click the map to enlarge it.
160 miles near the VA / WV state line is a convenient ride, just off I-64. Click the map to enlarge it.

Bolar Mountain Campground, on Lake Moomaw, has a nearby parking area and beach. Click the Google map to enlarge it.
Bolar Mountain Campground, on Lake Moomaw, has a nearby parking area and beach. Click the Google map to enlarge it.

Lake Moomaw 

"Boating, canoeing, water skiing and relaxing on the beach are popular activities at the lake. Anglers fish for brown and rainbow trout, bass and crappie. A boat ramp is located at the Bolar Flat Marina, which has a modern dock with boat slips... 

Campsites are divided into three loops, the first of which has many sites with electric hookups. Picnic tables, lantern posts and campfire rings with grills are provided. Drinking water, flush toilets and showers are among the amenities at the campground..." https://www.recreation.gov/camping/bolar-mountain-recreation-area/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=75447

 


"With stalactites and stalagmites of every shape and size, witness nature at work on a self-guided tour of the main, 1,000-foot “room.” The Snowy Chandelier, a 30-ton compound stalactite documented as one of the nation’s largest. A column of sparkling, white calcite, aptly named Bridal Veil. And the War Club, a 28-foot stalagmite made famous in 1971 as part of a Guinness World Record achievement... A half-mile long, the tour takes approximately 45 minutes at a casual pace. Be sure to pick up a guide sheet to learn more about the history of the cave and its unique geological formations... It’s a good idea to wear comfortable, flat shoes and a warm jacket. No matter what the temperature is outside, the cave remains a constant 52 degrees."

 https://greenbrierwv.com/places/175/lost-world-caverns

 

See times and prices here.

http://www.lostworldcaverns.com/contact.html


Humpback Bridge near Covington, VA

The Humback Bridge near Covington, VA. Click the TripAdvisor taveller photo for more info.
The Humback Bridge near Covington, VA. Click the TripAdvisor taveller photo for more info.

 

"This is a great place to go for locals and travelers. The historical bridge was recently restored and it takes you back in time as you walk across it. It is the oldest covered bridge in Virginia and one of few remaining in the U.S... Family member suggested we stop at the Humpback bridge on our way back from KY. It was just a few minutes off VA exit 10 on I-64. Beautiful spot and a great area to stretch your legs on a long trip or have a nice picnic... Great spot! This place has picnic tables and bathrooms. It's a beautiful bridge, I finally drove up to see it. If you are ever in the Highlands of Virginia (Covington & Clifton Forge, VA or Lewisburg, WV) be sure to stop here. Great place for pictures!"

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g57638-d108466-Reviews-Humpback_Bridge-Covington_Virginia.html


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