The Mountain State Forest Festival is one of the largest and oldest festivals in West Virginia originating in 1930. The festival has continued to promote the beauty and splendor of our mountains and valleys in all their autumn glory and promoting prudent development, conservation and culture of our abundant natural resources for the future.
Randolph County and the City of Elkins open their streets to accommodate around 125,000 visitors each year around the first week of October. Activities and events take place during the whole week with a Grand Feature Parade on Saturday closing out the festival. Visitors may reach 200,000 or more whenever there is a Presidential visit to the mountain town of Elkins.
The events have increased so much over the years that now instead of having a three or four day festival; it lasts for over a week. Some events that are held are Opening, Closing Ceremony, Grand feature parade, [...]

There is so Much to Do at Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins in Summersville West Virginia

Relax on the banks of beautiful Summersville Lake at Mountain Lake Campground & Cabins. Located in the Gauley Recreational area beside the marina, we have exactly what you are looking for on your family getaway.

Choose from one of our lakefront campsites or lakefront cabins which are the only lakefront cabins offered on Summersville Lake. Whether you want to be nestled between the trees or on the shoreline with your boat tied up by your site, we have what you want. Our campsites are pet friendly so that you can bring your four-legged family member.

If you’re looking for something to keep you busy, there are plenty of things to do right at the campground. Relax at the pool or on the beach, play on the jumping pillow or mini golf – be sure to check [...]

Plan Your Next Visit in
Elkins-Randolph County, West Virginia

Situated in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, Randolph County is a natural paradise that has long been a destination for travelers and outdoor enthusiasts for over 100 years. Here you will find charming communities that are rich in heritage, alive with arts and festivals, and blessed with unparalleled beauty. Ride vintage excursion trains, access miles of trout streams, rivers and rail trails or pitch a tent under the clear night sky in the Monongahela National Forest. Your perfect day is found right here in Randolph County, WV.

From exciting live music to cultural festivals and small-town fairs, Randolph County is full of energy in the summer and fall. The Augusta Heritage Festival celebrates music, dance, and craft embracing the Appalachian culture. Experience the timeline of history with camps, demonstrations, and living history from different time-periods on Beverly Heritage Days [...]

Don’t Just Seize the Day. Grab it by the Handlebars.

ALMOST HEAVEN TRAILS – Greater Parkersburg is a fantastic hub for bike riders, centrally located in the midst of venues boasting 225+ miles of single-track trails and 72 miles of rail trail to explore.

Three distinct parks in West Virginia, less than 30 minutes apart, offer an “almost heaven” experience for those who enjoy an adventurous spirit or a leisurely pace.

Mountwood Park’s extensive network of mountain biking trails is perfect for those looking for a variety of ride options. The park’s new Flow Trail is a hit among riders of all skill levels. The machine-made trail flows down through the terrain to create a rhythmic riding experience and traverses a scenic and seldom-visited area of the park.

North Bend State Park, just minutes from Mountwood, also offers a diverse riding experience and features its own new [...]

Wetzel County WV Attractions is a
Do It Yourself or Do It Together Adventure

Exploring Wetzel County WV is a do it yourself or do it together adventure. Nestled among the foothills of the Alleghenies between the mountains and the river, scenic Wetzel County is one of West Virginia’s best-kept secrets with its many attractions with the first frontier Trail along the river and country roads, rippling creeks, forest and farmlands to explore. Wetzel County WV tourism offers you a gateway to the world of nature and hometown charm.

Wetzel County retains its frontier flavor and modern city life is a world away from this landscape of country roads, rippling creeks and small towns. New Martinsville’s imposing cut stone County Courthouse is in the downtown historic district. The tree-lined riverfront adjacent to the 1840 riverboat landing is reminiscent of past times. Victorian era architecture is plentiful in old new Martinsville. [...]

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