Distance from Baltimore: 314 miles, about a six-hour drive Why it's cool: If you love nature, a trip to southern West Virginia is your perfect fit. At the year-round Pipestem Resort State Park you can enjoy skiing, sledding and cross-country skiing or simply taking in the view from beautiful scenic overlooks of the Bluestone Gorge. Nearby is Winterplace Ski Resort at Flat Top, W. Va. Don't miss: Stay at the Mountain Creek Lodge, a hotel accessible only by a 3,600-foot aerial tram. Information: Pipestem Resort State Park, Bluestone River, West Virginia, 304-466-1800. Go to http://www.pipestemresort.com.
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