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The clue’s in the nickname: Mountain State. West Virginia’s weather-beaten landscape is almost entirely mountainous and we're here for it. Lovers of the outdoors are drawn to the area for the wide array of adventurous activities it offers, from white-water rafting and skiing to hiking, rock-climbing and caving—all within an unspoilt slice of nature. Traditionally coal country, the state is full of small Appalachian towns brimming with culture. And, although techniclly part of the South, Washington D.C. and Baltimore are less than a 90 minute car drive away. Some of that nearby urban edge is definitely rubbing off: capital Charleston is a frontier town turned affluent and dapper city, with a thriving bar and dining scene. Enjoy the very best things to do in West Virginia. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.