Landmarks In The Three Rivers Region Of West Virginia
When you come to West Virginia, you know what you want to see: Mountains. Rivers. The simple life.
It’s always a good idea to plan to see a couple of spots that help define a place. Below are some of the highlights of the Three Rivers Region, our little (beautiful) corner of the Mountain State.
- Sandstone Falls is an absolute must see for people visiting the area. A geologic shift in the bedrock of the New River, one of the oldest rivers in the world, helped form this natural wonder. Picnic spots, a boardwalk and overlook, and close access to the brand new Sandstone Visitor Center make it well worth a stop.
- If you like railroads, history, or a little of both, The Great Bend Tunnel is someplace you’ll want to spend some time. It’s the birthplace of the legend of John Henry, the actual tunnel where the steel drivin’ man faced the machine. With the historic railroad town of Hinton as a backdrop, this attraction draws Americana enthusiasts from all over the world.
- Bluestone National Scenic River is almost 11 miles of federally protected waterway. You’re not going to find a better warm water fishery, and the hiking in the area is second to none.
- The Three Rivers Region is defined by the confluence of the New, the Bluestone, and the Greenbrier Rivers. Each and every one of these spectacular gorges offers outstanding recreation and secluded vacation spots. It’s an area that has to be experienced to be believed.