Hawks Nest State Park Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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We rolled out early this morning to go to Burning Rock ATV park for the ATV training and tour which was the centerpiece of the anniversary trip, only to find, after we filled out reams of paperwork asserting that we wouldn't sue the place if we died and that we would pay for the ATV if we crashed it, that we had to reschedule. They probably would have let us go if we had insisted, but the two girls behind the counter were definitely pushing for a later date. ...
... in the Western Hemisphere -- a crazy marvel of engineering. After seeing the bridge, we went on a trail bike ride on the Rend Trail, the trailhead for which is located near the former mining town of Thurmond. The ride was great -- 7 miles out and back, with 5 train trestles to cross, as well as a giant boulder that you have to carry your bike around to get past. The ride out was a steady uphill climb, ...
This was the first time we had ever traveled through the mountains of West Virginia. Wow, we thought we had landed in another country. Miles and miles of undisturbed, forested mountains. Vista after vista from ...
... Gorge. Along the way, there were a couple of turnouts which allowed us to stop and view the river below us. We also stumbled upon the National Park Service’s information center for the New River Gorge National River.
Once coal was discovered and rails were laid, the area and the river were all about coal. An interesting side note is that the legend of "John Henry" and the construction of the train tunnel took place not ...
... a pretty high hill to get into the campground. The campground sits on top of the exhibition coal mine that use to be active, and is now like the copper mine in Bisbee that they give tours to folks to let them see how the mine worked.
After getting the coach parked and set up, we decided to check the Exhibition Mine out. Since Shirley had taken the Bisbee mine tour, ...