Saturday, July 12, 2014

A tourist today

Yesterday Mark said he was going to show us some more of the sights around the area so after an early dinner we were on the road.
We got on route 19 going north, then turned off onto route 60 going west on the Midland Trail.
Our first stop was Hawks Nest State Park. Nancy and I were here around twenty years ago so we remember a few things about the park.
A great panoramic view of the mountains and river from this spot.
Be sure to bring your binoculars and you can see the New River Gorge Bridge from here.
Another spot that you will want to stop down the road a little.
This is my favorite place to look out and see the mountains and the rail bridge crossing the river.
Still traveling west on route 60 and along the kanawha river is the old school bus converted to a house with a porch along the front. The house is on a large rock.
Mark sure knows the area and some interesting things to see.
On down the river are the falls that are very hard to see until you are on top of them.
That is why they have these floats strung across the river.
The building on the left is the hydro plant where electricity is produced for the area.

The rest of the Falls of the Kanawha.  There is plenty of parking spots where you can enjoy the falls and do some fishing. A beautiful place to spend an afternoon.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

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