A MOUNTAIN OF FUN
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Enjoy the fresh air, rustic splendor, and charm of the Allegany Highlands on the Appalachian Waters Scenic Byway.
Start your drive in Warm Springs, the site of some of the rarest geological formations on Earth and home to the oldest original spa structure in America, Jefferson Pools. Just like an early settler, you can take a refreshing soak in these legendary mineral springs. After your bath, consider a delicious deli lunch at Milk House Market before continuing south to Hot Springs.
Hot Springs is well known for its charming Main Street shops and famous Omni Homestead Resort. Featuring three championship golf courses, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, tennis, swimming, skeet and trap shooting, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and even falconry, this luxurious retreat is full of adventure and fun.
Hop back onto the Byway and you’re back to the dense forest. If you like treasure hunts, be sure to check out the Appalachian Byway Geocache Challenge. Using a combination of online clues and GPS coordinates, locate “caches” hidden in interesting places. This challenge is a fantastic way for families to explore a new area together, and it’s free.
This drive has a lot to see and do, so, if you have time, perhaps rent a cabin and spend a weekend exploring all the great adventures that the Appalachian Waters Scenic byway has to offer.