Best Time to Visit West Virginia
West Virginia is frequently visited by skiers and mountain bikers. The Allegheny Mountains (part of the Monongahela National Forest), with its high peaks and dark forests, are a top outdoor destination.
West Virginia most popular destination - Harpers Ferry, an eighteenth-century restored town - stands at the border with Maryland, just a couple of hours from Washington or Baltimore.
Best time to visit Harpers Ferry
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WHAT TO VISIT IN WEST VIRGINIA STATE?
Restored eighteenth town. See: Best time to visit Harpers Ferry
The Allegheny Mountains
Rural and wide forested chain of mountains
The most spectacular peaks in the Allegheny Mountains.
The New River Gorge Canyons
Spectacular set of West Virginia's river canyons
West Virginia State's Capital
A typical and lively West Virginia small town
Spa town and a state historic park.
The biggest town in Northern West Virginia and an important cultural center. West Virginia mountain folk traditions are very lively in Elkins.
West Virginia Travel Destinations Map
BEST TIME TO VISIT AND TRAVEL TO WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia summer is hot and normally humid, while winter and early spring are often very cold.
It's an instable weather, with moderate precipitation all year long and moderate/high snowfalls from mid-November to March.
As expected, West Virginia's valleys have less colder winters than higher sites. In the central parts of West Virginia and in the more mountainous areas, winters are colder and snowfalls attain higher levels.
Northern Virginia's weather is very similar to that of Washington. See Best time to visit Washington.
Considering the weather issue only, the best time to visit West Virginia would be mid and late spring - May, June – or late-summer and autumn (fall's foliage in the West Virginia's mountains rivals those of New England).
WHEN NOT TO GO TO WEST VIRGINIA
Humidity and high temperatures may turn July and August into very uncomfortable months in many places of West Virginia.
Unless you want to enjoy outdoor winter sports, winter is a period you should want to avoid.
For details about West Virginia weather, see the table below. For Northern Virginia's weather, and considering the similitude with the Washington's one, see Best time to visit Washington.
Charleston, West Virginia Table Weather