HERE). SO, because of that beauty, we knew we wanted to go back and see more of the New River Gorge area.
On our trip last month, we did go back and visit two other areas of that scenic river... Today I will feature my very favorite viewing area along that river... This area is called Grandview ---and we were thrilled at the views we had there... IF this particular area had a lodge or cabins, I'd come back here in a heartbeat and stay for a week!!!!! There are amazing trails to hike and they even built a huge platform at the very end where we could almost see 360 degrees!!!! Yes---there were lots of steps to climb --but being up there made us feel like we were just a little closer to heaven. It was awesome.
I cannot tell you in words how beautiful this area is... There are miles and miles of pure forestland and mountains---with very few towns in that entire area.. IF you enjoy being out in nature without all of the other life distractions, you will love this place... Put it on your bucket list!!!!! I'm not sure I've ever been anywhere any prettier than Grandview.
The pictures are good---but this is just one place you have to experience in person to get the real effect... The picture above shows how well-maintained the paths were to all of the different overlooks.. The morning started out cool--but it didn't take long for us to shed our jackets.
Railroading is still very important in West VA ---and we saw at least two, maybe three, trains traveling down there, paralleling the river.
We met a couple on one of the overlooks who had come back after a few years... They had been to that exact overlook several years ago to drop his father's ashes over the edge. The father had lived in West VA all of this life and worked for the railroad... His wish was that he be scattered somewhere over the New River Gorge area... How awesome would that be!
I have more pictures to share from Grandview ----but in a word, all I can add today is that it is marvelous!!!!!!
Hope you have a wonderful day.