Albright, WV, USA

Albright, WV, USA

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Country roads, take me home

Perched on the eastern bank of the Cheat River in the northeast West Virginia countryside, Albright offers a taste of simple, small town life. Rising from deep coal mining roots, the town was built on the site of a former 18th-century fort designed as protection from raids. Today it serves as a mecca for whitewater rafters, making an Albright vacation rental an ideal base for adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies. Outdoor enthusiasts of all types will find something to fill their days, from camping to rock climbing.

Embrace your outdoorsy side

Several outfitters are on hand to help paddlers navigate the rapids of the Cheat River in a raft or kayak. If you need even more of an adrenaline rush, there are several areas where you can try your hand at rock climbing. Cathedral State Park offers six miles of trails for walking and hiking, plus a picnic area that's perfect for when you need a break. Coopers Rock State Forest is a virtual outdoor playground, offering everything from fishing and camping, to biking and cross-country skiing. An Albright vacation rental is perfect if you're looking for a breath of fresh air.

The bridges of Preston County

Be sure to pack your camera for the Instagram-worthy shots you'll get on a scenic tour of the many covered bridges in the area. For a remnant of local history, head to Muddy Creek Park, where you'll find the ruins of the Virginia Furnace, a historic blast furnace that ran until the late 1800s. Albright is also home to an often-photographed abandoned redbrick schoolhouse. History buffs will want to check out the Civil War battlefields and history museums in the area, as well as nearby historic Rowlesburg, home to the Rowlesburg Railroad and World War II Museums.

Bundle up when you're hitting the river

If, like a lot of people, you're booking your Albright vacation rental to partake in the top-notch whitewater rafting, you'll definitely want to pack layers. June to September are the warmest months, but even then the highs are typically in the high 70s or low 80s, so the waters can be chilly. The lack of sweltering heat is perfect for the rest of your outdoor activities. Winters are the real deal, with nearly five times the national average snowfall each year. Low temperatures start to dip below freezing in late November and can stay there as long as early April.

Where the roaring rapids rage

The heart of life in Albright is the Cheat River, with its rolling rapids cutting a swath through verdant mining country. The land rises steeply from the river's banks to the parks and wildlife preserves above. The forests at nearby Cathedral State Park are home to groves of towering ancient hemlock trees, preserved and unforested for many decades. You'll also find more than 30 other types of trees and 50 wildflower species. Among the oak and hickory trees of the Snake Hill Wildlife Management Area you'll find several species for game hunting, including deer, turkeys, and grouse.