People travel from all over the Mid-Atlantic region to witness the serene beauty of Beartown State Park located in southern Pocahontas County. The Park is actually one large rock formation split into sections and clefts large enough for walkways.
Cranberry Glades Botanical Area
The Cranberry Glades is the largest area of bogs, or acidic wetlands, in West Virginia, a unique and exotic ecosystem on 750 acres. This spectacular and beautiful area was established by the United States Forest Service in 1965, to protect and preserve over 60 unique plant species, many of them descended from seeds that took root here over 10,000 years ago.
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Located in the charming, historic town of Cass, WV, the Cass Scenic Railroad transports passengers back in time for an unforgettable adventure. Restored company buildings and the Cass Country Store add to the charm and atmosphere of this quaint old logging town.
Droop Mountain Battlefield
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park is located in the southern portion of Pocahontas County and is the site of West Virginia’s last significant Civil War battle.
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley RR
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad’ Mountain Rail Adventures feature vintage rail excursions from late spring to the end of fall each year in West Virginia’s remote wilderness of Pocahontas County. Re-live the history of authentic steam-powered locomotives at Durbin and Cass.
Falls of Hills Creek
Driving along scenic Route 39 west of Mill Point and east of Richwood, there is a quiet area where three rambunctious waterfalls flows, each more spectacular than the other. The Falls of Hills Creek is the glittering jewel in the crown of the Monongahela National Forest.
Green Bank Telescope
Silhouetted dramatically against a mountainous backdrop in Green Bank, West Virginia is the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the largest fully steerable telescope on Earth. The GBT 485 feet tall and weighing 17 million pounds, is the largest moving structure on land.
Greenbrier River Trail
One of West Virginia’s most successful rail-to-trail conversions and the state’s longest rail trail, the Greenbrier River Trail has been ranked by Backpacker Magazine as one of the top ten hiking trails in the United States.
Highland Scenic Highway
Whether you drive a Chevrolet, Cannondale or Harley, the ride along the Highland Scenic Highway, a beautiful corridor through the Monongahela National Forest, is a visual masterpiece! The inimitable ride gives you a bird’s eye view of expansive dense hardwood forests, capped with opaque spruce.
Monongahela National Forest
The Monongahela National Forest, a vast paradise of forest land and natural wilderness areas, is home to literally hundreds of miles of trails and back roads for people to explore and enjoy.
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace
Today, the birthplace of Pearl S. Buck in Hillsboro, West Virginia stands in loving memory of the woman who helped shape the 20th century through her writing, her efforts, and her example.
Raven Golf Club
The Raven Golf Club at the Snowshoe Mountain Resort offers an incomparable golfing experience. Ranked the #1 Public Golf Course in West Virginia by Golf Week Magazine, this majestic 18-hole course, designed by Gary Player in 1993, is a combination of beautiful surroundings, world class amenities and exceptional staff services.
High atop Cheat Mountain is a destination unlike any you will find. It is Snowshoe Mountain! A magical place for people of all ages, this incredible resort offers adventures and activities that will take you to new heights.
Watoga State Park
Largest of all the state parks in West Virginia, Watoga has over 10,000 acres of sprawling woodland filled with a multitude of recreational opportunities.