From cascading waterfalls, to misty mountains, to historic landmarks, Daily Mail photographers set out to capture some of the Mountain State's beauty ahead of its 150th birthday.
Thursday June 20, 2013
Photos: Wild and wonderful views across the state
The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope rises high in the scenic mountains of Pocahontas County. It's 100 meters wide and can detect even the faintest signals from far away galaxies.
Babcock State Park offers its guests 4,127 acres of serene beauty, a fast-flowing trout stream in a boulder-strewn canyon and mountainous vistas to be viewed from several scenic overlooks. All of this variety is located adjacent to the New River Gorge National River and the heart of the whitewater rafting industry of West Virginia.