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Old 10-08-2007, 10:45 AM
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Default Thinking of Vacationing near Hinton

Hi-I am looking to vacation in West Virginia next summer and found a secluded cabin that says it is Located on Big Creek near Hinton. Would you consider this a scenic area and is it close to whitewater rafting? We are looking for a scenic/relaxing vacation, spending much time outdoors. Would anyone recommend this area? Is it in the mountains? This will be our first time in West Virginia, so I dont know much about the area. Also, how hot does it get in July? Any help would be great!
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:38 PM
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Temps should be in the 90's. Horseback riding and great golf at the top of the hill at Pipestem State Park. Bluestone Lake at the bottom of the hill. The Railroad Museum is great for pic's. Bring your fishing pole...1 day licenses can be bought cheaply...should be a bait store in Hinton. White water on the New River...see the websites...Hinton is an old railroad town that everyone should see. Its all senic...its all in the mountains...
Some nice little places to eat in that area...Athens, Princeton (for walmart), all close by.
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:48 PM
Location: Hinton, WV
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Try newriverfallslodge.com it is a great place to stay and relax right above sandstone falls and below brooks falls
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:12 AM
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u won't be disappointed..this area is so pretty.............
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:12 AM
Location: Hinton, WV
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There is also a whitewater company in hinton that can take you to the gauley and new river as well as great trips down the new in hinton..The Greenbrier River trail is 30minutes away along with bluestone lake, bluestone park and pipestem lake 10minutes away. If you like the outdoors then you will love the area.
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:46 PM
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im going to go on an adventure on amtrak railways. there is a amtrak train station in hinton is it a short walk to some trailheads and campgrounds? it will be the perfect place im sure ill have fun there. is there maps located in the visitor centers? could anyone maybe tell me where i could find the map on the web? i cant get google maps.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:34 AM
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The Amtrak station in Hinton is right in the middle of downtown. The closest campground I know of is at Bluestone Lake State Park, about 5 miles south of Hinton along Rte. 20.

The New River Gorge National Park begins just north (downriver) of Hinton, but I don't think it has any campgrounds.

Why can't you get Google Maps?
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:16 AM
Location: Hinton, WV
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I live in summers county..The cabins on big creek are great...If you really want to be back in nature it is truly a great place..A+++
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