JUL 2015

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J U L Y 2 0 1 5 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 55 wILD & wONDERfUL "Wild and Wonderful" is the phrase that the West Virginia Division of Tourism uses to describe this state, which is centrally located between the Southeast and Mid-Atlantc regions. Also known as "The Mountain State," it is noted for its scenic peaks, winding rivers and deep valleys, which provide sites for four seasons of recreatonal actvites. From snow skiing, whitewater rafing, rock climbing and ziplining to more tranquil pursuits, such as biking, golfing, fishing and kayaking, optons abound. E V E N T P L A N N E R ' S G U I D E T O West Virginia West Virginia has a unique history, as the only state to form by separating from a confederate state (Virginia), when it joined the Union in 1863. But it's still full of Civil War history sites such as Harper's Ferry, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park and other venues along the state's Civil War Discovery Trail. Other museums and cultural sites depict West Virginia's Appalachian cul- ture, its coal baron days, mountaineer traditions and farming lifestyles. Entertainment options range from casinos to craft beer pubs, wineries and even a moonshine distillery. Hand- crafted artwork, creative cuisine, blue- grass music concerts, outdoor festivals and sports events are popular through- out the state. Contact: West Virginia Division of Tourism, ‰ S U M M E R S V I L L E L A k E Summersville lake, the state's largest lake, has 60 miles of shoreline, and is a popular spot for a wide variety of recrea0onal ac0vi0es. W V B Y M A R C I A B R A D F o R D Summersville CVB

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