Escape to Hardy County, West Virginia
Planning an escape from the everyday? Come to Hardy County where you can wander over country roads and hike mountain trails, fish, paddle, and swim in rivers, runs and lakes, and explore our history and yours. No matter where you are in Hardy County, you’ll experience the natural beauty and the genuine hospitality of “Almost Heaven” West Virginia, the heart of Appalachia.
About a 2 ¼ hour drive from the DC Metro area or from Charlottesville, VA, Hardy County offers rivers that are seasonally gentle or whitewater, lakes and mountain streams waiting to be fished, and even a sandy-beached lake for swimming. The Trough, accessible only by water, is a 6-mile gorge on the South Branch of the Potomac River with bald eagles often seen soaring overhead. There are numerous places along the South Branch to launch your canoe or kayak and a new outfitter [...]