West Virginia is well known for its wonderful, lush green forests and tree covered mountains. It's often considered to be the most beautiful state in the United States and it has a well-known history due to the state's role in the Civil War. Davis, located in Tucker County, is a beautiful small town with plenty of things to do especially if you like outdoor activities and exploring the nature. Davis sits along the Blackwater River which makes it a perfect place for water sports and activities. Davis is often visited by travelers and families who want to spend some quality time in the national forest while being close to a town.
Davis and the surrounding forest area offer loads of activities. Since Davis is located at the top of multiple national forests, there are great areas to explore on foot or by bike.
Mountain biking is a very popular activity in the surrounding wilderness area, so if you want to rent bikes and explore the forests, this is the perfect place to do so!
Monongahela National Forest, George Washington, and Jefferson National Forest, and Blackwater Falls State Park have plenty of amazing activities for visitors. Each park has amenities, camping areas, hiking trails, biking trails, and guided tours. Blackwater Falls is a very popular place to see the Blackwater waterfall, and it is a great spot all year around as well, as the park offers skiing and snowboarding amenities too.
Additionally, if you are exploring around Blackwater Falls be sure to visit the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge as well, which is wonderful wildlife refuge where you can explore the flora and the fauna of West Virginia. The Canaan Valley Area is a very popular place for skiing and staying in the cozy vacation rental cabins.
Moreover, if you want to explore even more fantastic nature areas and refugees, be sure to plan a trip to Dolly Sods which is a great alpine forest with rocky hills where you can spend do hiking or biking.
And if it's a bad weather day or you want to spend time away from the outdoors, you can visit WV Highlands Artisan Gallery, where you can explore local arts and crafts and buy artisanal products.
The West Davis area is the best place to base yourself as you'll have easy access to the nearby parks, forests and golf courses. There are also plenty of great restaurants and cafes in this area.
The best time to visit Davis is in August for summer activities, when the weather is nice and warm and there is next-to-no rain. The average temperature during summer is 70 degrees, but the temperature can drop to 50 degrees at night in the forests, so come prepared! The best time for winter activities is from November to February when you can expect plenty of snow.