As a native West Virginian, I like to pride myself on knowing some of the best West Virginia hotspots. Some of them are relatively well-known to folks down south, at least, while others really fly under the radar. For instance, as historically awesome and gorgeous as Harpers Ferry and New River Gorge are, you won't spot them on my list of West Virginia hotspots, because they're already pretty popular. Take a look at these surprising places, and give them a go the next time you're visiting the Panhandle or hankering for a taste of the mountains.
1. Blackwater Falls
Blackwater Falls is one of the most gorgeous West Virginia hotspots you'll ever come across. Located in the small town of Davis, its biggest draw is its five-story waterfall, which is a stunning amber color. If you love the outdoors, the state park will be a dream come true. You can go camping, ride horses, hike through the forest and mountains, indulge in fishing and water sports, and there's even a petting zoo.