• May 24, 2021
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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 [...]

Elkins-Randolph County Tourism –
Authentic by Nature

West Virginia is home to the fourth largest national forest in the Northeast – the lush, dense Monongahela National Forest. For many reasons, the city of Elkins in Randolph County has made a name for itself as the “Base Camp of the Mon.”

Elkins is a vibrant, small city nestled below the beautiful backdrop of the Allegheny Mountains. The city has a variety of unique restaurants and bars, all offering something different from the other, including live music. The downtown area is quaint, small, and concentrated, making it perfect to stretch your legs. Specialty shops are dotted throughout main street.

Elkins is the home base to many outdoor recreation opportunities and a designated Mon Forest Town. Located on the edge of the Monongahela National Forest, in seconds you can experience stunning year-round scenery, abundant plant and animal life, country roads, and some of the most iconic [...]

New Tourist Rail Offerings Gain Momentum
In West Virginia Mountains

The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley and its “Mountain Rail Adventures” brand is looking forward to another year of serving visitors from all across the United States and World.

In Elkins, the New Tygart Flyer and Cheat Mountain Salamander trains will provide breathtaking views along the Shavers Fork of the Cheat as climate-controlled vintage passenger trains take visitors to some of West Virginia’s most unspoiled mountain terrain. With a mix of weekend and weekday schedules, passengers will have the opportunity to coordinate their visits in conjunction with other local area attractions. Elkins and the Randolph County area continues to diversify its tourist base with wonderful add-on activities that compliment existing train schedules. Explore Elkins and experience its local charm and great restaurants. Allow the Mountain Rail staff to plan the adventure and build a vacation package directly through the railroad.

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