This wasn't our typical summer vacation as we ventured the country roads of West Virginia vs the East Coast beaches. We stayed in Canaan Valley from our resort which was 10 miles from the town of Davis with a population of over 600 people. 3 miles over was another small town, Thomas with similar population.
Day 1: Took 6 hours to get there from New York. Once we hit Maryland from Pennsylvania route, the elevation started rising and the windy roads began. Knowing places close early, we headed to Thomas, WV at a general store called Thomasyard. Our plan was to eat lunch at Big Belly Deli in Davis, WV for pepperoni rolls but we just missed it as they closed at 3:00pm. We ended up eating at Big John's Family Fixin for massive burgers. The remainder of the night, we spent time relaxing at the resort and built a campfire for smores. We realized beer would be great for the 2nd night.
Day 2: Our first stop was at Blackwater Falls State Park where you park at the Trading Post to follow the Trail for Blackwater Falls. You go down wooden stairs where you had different photo opportunity but the treck back was a different story. Trading Post had a cute souvenir store. After that, we went to Pendleton Overlook. You literally park and walk a little and there's the view. Hawks were flying over and you can see more waterfalls from across the canyon. Then we drove to Lindy Point Overlook where there are only 4 parking spot. After that, you had to drive further but only if you have a 4x4. That meant you had to walk longer to get to the overlook. You do have to walk some distance to get to the Lindy Point Overlook. After all that walk, we went back to Davis to finally get our pepperoni rolls followed by the local ice cream store. We stopped by the only grocery store in town for snacks and drinks. Back at the resort, chair lift like the ones used for skiing for more scenery which easily took an hour. By that time, it was time to rest for a little at the resort. Ordered food from Canaan BBQ and they had the most tender brisket. It was amazing! The night ended with spending time at the pool, arcade/billiards and wrapping up with another bonfire. Unfortunately, due to hazy skies from the fire from the west, there were barely any visible stars to be seen which isn't typical for this area. That was a bummer.
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Day 3: The plan was to check out Seneca Rocks and drive up Spruce Knobs but the hazy weather was not in our favor. As we were driving, I barely recognized Seneca Rocks as it was covered in fog and looked like a silhouette. We drove south for 3 hours of windy country roads with beautiful mountain views. The place look like it never snows as there were not pot holes in site for the duration of our drive. We passed by Green Bank where the is the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope where it's considered a quiet town as wifi is not allowed. We had no cellular reception for hours during ths route. We finally made it to Lewisburg to check out Lost World Caverns. It's crazy how the temperature changed within seconds of entering the cave. We then explored historic downtown of Lewisburg to check out the shops like the antique stores. a New Chapter Bookstore and pretty much peeked in most places in main street. Lewisburg felt like a big city compared to where we stayed the past 2 nights but it was still s small town with only less than 4,000 population. We didn't get to eat at Tudor's Biscuit World cause they closed at 2pm.