It doesn’t matter if it’s for a week-long vacation or a quick tread through the snow, experts say there are plenty of cultural, recreational and holiday hot spots to enjoy.
According to the WV Division of Tourism, tourism is the third largest driver of West Virginia’s economy.
During holiday seasons and beyond, visitors can travel the state to take in sights, smells, shopping and more.
“The winter season is the perfect time to experience the ‘Mountain State’s’ outdoor recreational activities, luxurious resorts and incredibly scenic state parks,” remarked Doug Arbogast, WVU Extension specialist for community and rural tourism..
While working as a river guide in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, Arbogast studied at West Virginia University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental geoscience in 2001 and a master’s in recreation, parks and tourism resources in 2005.Learn more about Doug's work...