American Road Trip Expert Tamela Rich suggests West Virginia for a vacation. She begins the itinerary in the New River Gorge, home of the first river in America and a 876-foot tall highway bridge, which can be toured underneath on a catwalk. Below, visitor will find whitewater rafting, hiking, zip lines, rappelling and more.
Then, head east to Pocahontas County, with half a million acres of public land and seven wildlife management areas. Turn your cell phone off, since the area is a National Radio Quiet Zone around the Green Bank Telescope.
Headwaters to eight rivers, Pocahontas County visitors can enjoy the Greenbrier River Trail, a 78-mile-long rail trail, by bicycle, foot and horseback. Then stay at Mountain Quest Inn, situated on a 450-acre farm with a herd of horses and llamas.