, 2023-01-14 21:22:55,
There are eight national parks in West Virginia just waiting to be explored. These eight sites are national park service sites that include scenic trails, national recreation areas, and a national park and preserve.
From the historical Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail to the picturesque Bluestone National Scenic River, West Virginia is the perfect destination for both nature lovers and history buffs. If you want to plan a trip to the Mountain State, add at least one of these excellent national park service sites to your West Virginia bucket list.
National Parks in West Virginia
National Scenic Trail
1- Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The Appalachian Trail is 2,190 miles (3524 km) long, and 28 miles (45km) of the trail pass through West Virginia.
The trail passes through 14 states, from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Maine.
Benton MacKaye was the person who thought up the idea of the Appalachian Trail.
He was a forester, social reformer and planner and first proposed the idea of the trail in 1921.
MacKaye’s plan was to merge leisure, industry, cities, the natural environment and its preservation.
MacKaye’s main aim of creating the Appalachian trail was to give city dwellers a place in nature to escape to.
West Virginia’s section of the…
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