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Some of West Virginia's most remarkable mountain scenery is found around Timberline the Canaan Valley skiing areas. Seneca Rocks and Blackwater Falls are among the most accessible attractions in winter.

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Towering rock formations, thundering waterfalls, and thousands of square miles of national forest provide plenty of room in which to play around the Canaan Valley and Timberline ski areas.

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Davis, WV 26260
Tel: 1-800-CALL-WVA

The thunder of spruce-stained Blackwater Falls echoes across the canyon that this West Virginia park. A 55-room lodge and 48 cabins serve as its centerpiece. Cross-country skiing is a prime winter activity here, only five minutes from downhill ski areas at Canaan Valley. Hiking and backpacking are popular in spring, summer, and fall. Snow blankets the region through winter. Lodging, dining, and extreme-sports adventures may be found throughout area.
Aurora, WV 26705
Tel: 1-800-CALL-WVA

More than 100 acres of virgin pine and hemlock have been preserved in this beautiful day-use park on U.S. 50 north of Blackwater Falls and the Monongahela National Forest. The park is a must-see for visitors driving north from Canaan Valley and Blackwater Falls State Park in winter and for whitewater rafting fans challenging the nearby Cheat River in early summer.
Seneca Rocks, WV 26884
Tel: 304-636-1800

A windswept tundra awaits explorers of the Allegheny Front at Dolly Sods. Wild blueberries and wind-flagged spruce cap the stony flats. Upland bogs and sheer cliffs along the Allegheny Front highlight an exploration of the area. Overlooks may be found at the U..S. Forest Service's Dolly Sods, Red Spring, and Bear Rocks recreation areas. Use careful footing among the rocks and boulders near the cliff. The gravel road along the front remains impassable through much of the winter. The adjacent Dolly Sods Wilderness offers thousands of acre of bog, glade, forest, and meadow for hiking and primitive camping.
Tel: 1-800-CALL-WVA

A state monument, this small day-use area preserves the Fairfax Stone, a Colonial property marker at the headspring of the North Branch of the Potomac River. The stone marks the common corner of West Virginia and Maryland. From this point, the West Virginia-Maryland border follows a series of smaller markers to the north to meet the Mason & Dixon Line at the Pennsylvania border.
Seneca Rocks, WV 26884

Thrust upward during a geologic revolution, this thin sandstone wall soars like a ruined castle some 900 feet above the valley. Thousands of rock climbers make a journey up its face an annual pilgrimage. Hikers may ascend by trail to an overlook near the summit. A National Forest Visitor Center, a picnic area, and campgrounds are located below the rocks. Seneca Rocks stand at the junction of U.S. 33 and W.Va. 55 on the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River. Other nearby attractions include the Dolly Sods and Smoke Hole recreation areas and Seneca and Smoke Hole caverns.