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Outdoor Recreation in the Mountain State

Explore the many state parks of West Virginia – the perfect haven for any outdoor enthusiasts. Discover the many hiking trails, fishing ponds and picnic spots of the Mountain State – the ideal four-season destination for any upcoming vacation.

Whether you’re planning a summer break, a romantic getaway, or a family retreat, West Virginia has just what you need once you’re ready to step outside.

Chief Logan State Park

Set in the western part of the state, Chief Logan State Park is one of the many prides of West Virginia. Located less than five miles from Logan, and less than nine miles from Chapmanville, Chief Logan State Park is a 4,000-acre outdoor paradise just waiting for adventure loving visitors.

Chief Logan State Park plays host to nearly 20 miles of hiking path, so break out those hiking boots and step foot upon one of the many trails. Don’t miss mini golf with the family, or take advantage of one of seven picnic patios. Take a break from the sun and stroll through the Museum in the Park – open Wednesday through Sunday and featuring exhibits from the West Virginia State Museum.

Get a family picture in front of the C & O Kanawha class steam locomotive, or build snowmen during the winter months at the park. After all this fun in outdoor West Virginia, be sure to check into the Best Western hotel in Chapmanville – just a 15-minute drive from the Chief Logan State Park.

Beech Fork State Park

Another pillar of West Virginia state parks is Beech Fork State Park – a summer paradise set in southwestern West Virginia near Barboursville. Home to the 720-acre Beech Fork Lake, this state parks grants visitors access to great fishing spots, excellent boat launches and scenic picnic areas.

Gather the kids and the family dog for an exciting hike through Beech Fork State Park, or break out the tackle box and reel in some catfish, walleye, and bluegill. Get on those sneakers and take advantage of the tennis court, volleyball court and basketball court, or look into renting a canoe from the Beech Fork Lake Marina.

The park is also a perfect destination for bird watching enthusiasts. Pack the binoculars, and keep an eye out for cuckoos, ovenbirds, vireos, and wood warblers. After a day of boating and swimming, be sure to dry off at the Best Western hotel in Barboursville, just 17 miles from Beech Fork State Park.

Berkeley Springs State Park

For a real escape, head to Berkeley Springs in northeast West Virginia for relaxation done right. Make your way to the Berkeley Springs State Park for the natural mineral springs in bath and water fountain form. Once hosts to President George Washington, these historic bathhouses – the Roman Bathhouse and Gentlemen's Spring House – are open year round to the public. Get ready to feel your stress melt away in historic West Virginia.

After a dip in the soothing waters of the Berkeley Springs State Park, be sure to explore the onsite Museum of the Berkeley Springs. Free to the public, the museum showcases historical artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia of Berkeley Springs – not to mention the displayed bathtub once used by Washington himself. After your day at Berkeley Springs State Park, try a short walk to the Best Western hotel in Berkeley Springs – where spring water flows from their tap as well!

Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park

Glenville is a city surrounded by state parks. Set in central West Virginia, Glenville is located five miles from the Cedar Creek State Park, and a few hours from Burnsville Lake WMA, Elk River WMA, Kumbrabow State Forest, and the big Monongahela National Forest. Our suggestion? Travel the 30 miles east to Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park.

Neighboring Stonewall Jackson Lake – a great fishing spot for bass, bluegill and crappie – Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park is a perfect summer getaway for you and the family. Nearly 2,000 acres of hiking, biking and golfing opportunities are found within this state park, not to mention relaxing picnics and some great reading light on the Adirondack chairs overlooking Stonewall Jackson Lake. Try canoeing, kayaking or tubing on the lake, or take advantage of the nearby fairways at the Arnold Palmer Signature Course. Explore some new ground on one of the daily Segway tours, or sit back on the Little Sorrel Lake Cruise as you soak up the sun and fun at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park.

Rest up for another day at the park at the Best Western hotel in Glenville – only a 45-minute drive from Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park. Whether fishing, hiking or kayaking your days away, you’re bound to enjoy your time in outdoor West Virginia.

Best Western Hotels Along the Way:

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BEST WESTERN Huntington Mall Inn

3441 US Route 60 E, Barboursville WV 25504-1608
Phone: (304) 736-9772  |  Fax: (304) 736-4386  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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BEST WESTERN Berkeley Springs Inn

1776 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs WV 25411-4804
Phone: (304) 258-9400  |  Fax: (304) 258-9445  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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BEST WESTERN Logan Inn

2 Central Avenue, Chapmanville WV 25508-9572
Phone: (304) 831-2345  |  Fax: (304) 831-2368  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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