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Happy at home on the West Virginia-Virginia border, the city is split in two by the state border. However, the majority of the city lies on the West Virginia side. Nestled within the soft rolling Appalachian Mountains, the city is surrounded by some of America’s most beautiful landscape. Bluefield rose to fame and prominence due to its location on one of the largest coal seams in the world. The coal was mined for decades, powering the American Industrial Revolution, the Allies in World War I and World War II, and the famed American railroad industry. Today, visitors flock to Bluefield to experience the peace and quiet of the Appalachians. When you book an RV in Bluefield, you too will be able to enjoy this quiet corner of the world.
If you don’t feel like driving the Bluefield RV rental around town, you can hop on one of the buses operated by the Bluefield Area Transit service. With multiple routes operating in and around Bluefield, you should have no problem getting to where you need to go.
When you rent an RV in Bluefield, you will get to retreat into nature and reconnect with the beauty of the natural world around you. If you travel in the summer, you will be delighted by the whimsical blue-ish purple flowers that arguably give Bluefield its name. If you travel in autumn, you will be surrounded by the brilliant fall colors throughout the Appalachians. Really, there is not a wrong time to visit Bluefield.
If you want to give your Bluefield motorhome rental a little bit more road time, about two hours northeast is the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests near Lexington, Virginia. This pocket of wilderness covers an impressive 1.8 million acres and is one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States. If you are looking to do some backpacking, you can hike along the 325-mile section of the 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail. If that sounds like a little much, you can jump onto one of the shorter day trails that make up the 2,000 miles of trails that crisscross throughout the forests. Even though you chose to book your camper rental near Bluefield, jumping the border into Virginia is well worth it for this exploration opportunity.
Back on the West Virginia side of things it the Little Beaver State Park, located near the town of Beckley, West Virginia. An hour’s drive north of Bluefield, this state park is the perfect day trip. With 20 miles of trails, a large lake perfectly suited for fishing, and with rafting available nearby, there is so much to do at Little Beaver. If you’re interested in snow sports, Little Beaver is located near a ski resort and is the perfect destination for winter sports.
If you want to explore some of the protected lands of West Virginia, then look no further than the Monongahela National Forest. You’ll drive through Lewisburg, West Virginia as you head northeast about three hours to this scenic park. You can choose to drive in between the towns located within the Monongahela for a little bit of country driving, or you can go hiking through the Potomac Highlands, some of which are contained within the boundaries of Monongahela.
When you book an RV rental in Bluefield, you’re going to need to find someplace to park it. Luckily, there are several places around Bluefield that offer accommodations suited for any RV traveler.
On the edge of town, Coal Heritage Camping has RV sites and is located right on the edge of the Bluestone River. The park offers full hookups and has various sizes of campsites to choose from. You can also enjoy the nearby Hatfield-McCoy Trail System that winds through much of West Virginia and Virginia and just so happens to cut through near the campground.
Trailhead ATV Resort is another place to consider setting up camp with the RV rental near Bluefield. The resort has electric hookups, Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and an on-site store. And just as the name would suggest, you can push yourself into a whole new activity and rent an ATV and get yourself a little muddy as you explore the nearby trails.
When you book a camper rental in Bluefield, you may want to set aside some time to explore this historic town.
Visit the local antique mall and you can learn a lot about the history of Bluefield as you’ll see hundreds, if not thousands, of local antiques. You can just browse around or go in with the mission of finding something truly West Virginian to bring back with you to remind you of your adventure.
If you want to learn even more about the history of the region, then visit the Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine & Museum just north of town. One of the locations of the expansive coal seam found under Bluefield, here you can learn about how coal shaped not only this region but the entire world. A National Historic Landmark, you’ll feel truly brought back to the roots of American industry as you spend time at this site.
When you’re touring the area with the motorhome rental in Bluefield, you might want to indulge in a West Virginian classic: the pepperoni roll. Sticks of pepperoni are stuffed inside fresh bread; these were once popular coal miner foods because they were easy to transport and wouldn’t go bad. If you want something sweeter, you can never go wrong with an apple dumpling. This delicious delicacy is a pastry-encased apple served with ice cream and cinnamon sugar.