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stouffvillemama Jul 12th, 2006 06:24 PM

pittsburgh to West Virginia
We are a Canadian family who will be travelling to West Virginia (louisburg) via Pittsburgh in August. My Husband will be working a the WV state fair. We're looking for family friendly ideas for stops along the way. We're planning on checking out Pittsburgh for 2 nights. Any ideas re: accomodations/attractions. We're also looking for somewhere to stay near the fair. Preferably a resort with water access. (Greenbrier is too rich for our blood!). Any suggestions would be appreciated.

thehumps Jul 12th, 2006 06:46 PM


anneryan Jul 12th, 2006 07:09 PM

I'n not sure where in West Virginia the state fair is, but we just returned from a stay at one of the West Virginia State Parks (Canaan Valley) and we were very pleasantly surprised. There were two pools, lots of hiking trails and lots of stuff for our kids to do (game room, pool table, ping-pong, a barbecue on Wed. eve, etc) You might check to see if there is a state park lodge where you will be--I know there are quite a few located all over the state.

lvktravel Jul 12th, 2006 07:19 PM

The duck tour in Pittsburg was alot of fun, the incline, and there are shops along one of the rivers, I don't know the name, but they were nice. As far as were to stay I can't help since I always stayed with family. Hope that helps alittle.

LvSun Jul 17th, 2006 08:26 AM

As far as staying in the Lewisburg (note correct spelling) area: There are not a lot of places to stay in the area and they fill up fast. You better book something asap. I could recommend some places but I am sure they are already full. Below is a site to goto for a list of hotels/etc in the area. Start calling then if you find some vacancies, come back and ask about them & hopefully can give you advice on them.

You may have to stay in Beckley or another area about an hour away from Lewisburg. Greenbrier County is beautiful but relatively remote.

To help you hunt for hotels/etc. Goto (or then click on Visitor Information then Travel Planner. Click on Lewisburg and it will take you to a page where you can hunt for lodging in Lewisburg or in the region).

(The Greenbrier is huge and awesome, you may be able to find a room still avaialable there but as you said - it is pricey.Oh, but it is charming and awesome. We were there last weekend.)

LvSun Jul 17th, 2006 08:51 AM

PS: Lewisburg is a long long way from Wheeling and is a good haul from Canaan.

Resort options:
Snowshoe Ski resort is about an hour from Lewisburg.

Hawk's Nest State Park

Pipestem Resort State Park

Twin Falls Resort State Park

Glade Springs Resort in Beckley.

Let us know what you decide.

marcyandtim Jul 17th, 2006 09:18 AM

Station Square in Pittsburgh has the river boats. I like that more than the Ducky toar but Ducky does give you the land and sea.

Kennywood Park is an old fashion amusement park and something a little "different".

The incline is a must to get a good view.

There are also a lot of select shopping food areas. The Southside has a funky side and then newer developement. The strip district is good for food and fresh produce.

Point state park has a fountain and the fort pitt museum. I don't think the museum is worth it in my opinion.

With two days I would do the river boat, incline, Strip district and Kennywood.

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