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    Upshur County offers plenty of options for going back in time and exploring the arts.
    West Virginia Wildlife Center The Wildlife Center is a unique zoo experience where you’ll see wild animals interacting in their natural environment & ...

    West Virginia Wildlife Center

    The Wildlife Center is a unique zoo experience where you’ll see wild animals interacting in their natural environment & habitat.  The area includes a 1.25 mile loop through the forest, allowing visitors to be immersed in the natural wonders of West Virginia.  As you walk along the animal’s spaces, you’ll find interpretive signs to learn more about each animal – including whitetail deer, black bear, mountain lion, fox, river otter & more. Also on-site is a gift shop (seasonal) & snack station, picnic shelters and pond.

    Phone: 304.924.6211
    163 Wildlife Road, French Creek WV 26218
    WV Wildlife Center

    James W. Curry Park Experience country bliss – James W. Curry Park is one of Upshur County’s hidden treasures with 20 campground sites ...

    James W. Curry Park

    Experience country bliss – James W. Curry Park is one of Upshur County’s hidden treasures with 20 campground sites for RVs, campers and rustic tents plus a full service public library.

    James W. Curry Park, also known as Brooks Hill, is located in Selbyville. In addition to campsites, the park offers picnic pavilions, grills, playground equipment and restrooms. Pavilions can be reserved for social events.  Electrical hook-ups are available for RVs and campers. The on-site library is available to campers & visitors to access Free WIFI, books, movies & games.

    Annual events and special programming happen throughout the year such as the Pickin in the Park Bluegrass Festival and the Brooks Hill Fair.

    Nearby attractions include Swiss Village Helvetia, Pickens and the WV Wildlife Center.

    Phone: 304.924.6724
    jameswcurrypubliclibrary@gmail.com
    CurryLibraryAndPark.com

    Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area Stonecoal Lake property encompasses 2,985 total acres of forests and hunting opportunities.  Available game includes whitetail deer, ...

    Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area

    Stonecoal Lake property encompasses 2,985 total acres of forests and hunting opportunities.  Available game includes whitetail deer, squirrel, turkey, and waterfowl.  Stonecoal also features a 550 acre lake for fishing & boating.

    www.wvdnr.gov

    Buckhannon Country Club Nestled in the rolling foothills of Upshur County and meandering along the Buckhannon River lies one of the nicest ...

    Buckhannon Country Club

    Nestled in the rolling foothills of Upshur County and meandering along the Buckhannon River lies one of the nicest small, private country clubs in North Central W.Va. Buckhannon Country Club.

    Located conveniently one mile South of Buckhannon, the Club offers golf, dining and banquet services in an atmosphere of casual elegance. Our golf course is nine holes and its playing conditions are our primary focus. The course design incorporates the beauty of natural surroundings with the opportunity for challenging, yet fair play. Over the past five years, we have created lush fairways and impeccably manicured greens and tees, via a state-of-the-art irrigation system and an outstanding grounds and greens staff.

    BCC is the perfect setting for all of your corporate or group golf or non-golf functions. Whether you are planning the wedding reception of your dreams, a holiday gala, a high powered business seminar, charitable fundraiser or meeting of your civic organization, our staff can accommodate you.

    All this in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere just minutes from downtown Buckhannon.

    Phone: 304.472.2250
    www.buckhannoncountryclub.com

    Civil War Sites West Virginia traces its very origins to the Civil War, and 150+ years later it’s still possible to experience ...

    Civil War Sites

    West Virginia traces its very origins to the Civil War, and 150+ years later it’s still possible to experience the history of the War Between the States.

    38 West Main Street | Destruction at the Courthouse: After defeating the town’s Union defenders Jenkins’s cavalry marched the prisoners to the courthouse and made them burn weapons and ammunition here. The building was used for storage and housing by Federal troops later in the war, causing considerable damage.

    Park Street | General George McClellan: Visit Buckhannon City Park on Park Street to learn more about McClellan, a Union general, and the shifting of loyalties during the Civil War. While this area remained staunchly pro-Union during the Civil War, the Buckhannon support continually shifted sides as troops from both sides would arrive.

    16 Marion Street | Jenkins in Buckhannon: Confederate General Albert Jenkins overcame some Union resistance here during his late summer 1862 cavalry raid. Jenkins was attracted to the town because of vast amounts of Union supplies stockpiled here. He attacked August 30 and scattered men from several Union units attempting to defend the town.

    88 Rock Cave Road | Kesler’s Raid: In September 1863, Confederate Major Joseph Kesler led a raid through Upshur County aimed at capturing Sutton. As Kesler made his way back to his base in Pocahontas County, he captured seventy Union militia men at Centerville which earned him praise from his commander. Hardship and death was in store for the majority of the captured, however, others were sent to Confederate prison camps.

    99 Edmiston Way | The Bassle House: After occupying Beverly for four days, Confederate General John Imboden led his wing of cavalry here to reunite with the wing under Gen. William Jones during their 1863 raid. After conferring, the Confederates moved on to Weston. Long lines of cavalry and wagons passed this spot May 2, 1863.

    CivilWarTrails.org

     

    Fidler’s Mill First built in 1821 by Daniel Peck, the original mill was a small structure built on four posts along ...

    Fidler’s Mill

    First built in 1821 by Daniel Peck, the original mill was a small structure built on four posts along the Little Kanawha River.

    The mill was then purchased by William Fidler in the 1840’s along with a 200 acre farm, and it remained in the Fidler family for most of the next 140 years. William, using slave labor, enlarged the mill and built a dam a short distance up stream. A wooden mill race powered a saw mill, and a 20-foot overshot wheel was used to grind grain. Fidler’s Mill is fully operational historical gristmill that is viewable to visitors.

    The mill eventually became a community building, an economic center, a social hall, and a primary visual attraction of the area.

    Arlington, WV – Follow Route 20 South, traveling through Rock Cave. Stay on Route 20, and turn onto Heaston Ridge.

    National Register of Historic Places Among Upshur County’s rich history, six sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Agnes Howard Hall ...

    National Register of Historic Places

    Among Upshur County’s rich history, six sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

    • Agnes Howard Hall on the campus of WV Wesleyan College.
    • Downtown Buckhannon Historic District, which includes Main Street and surrounding streets.
    • Fidler’s Mill, located in southern Upshur County.
    • French Creek Presbyterian Church, located in southern Upshur County.
    • Post William Mansion, located on Island Avenue and displayed in the photograph above.
    • Southern Methodist Church Building, also known as the History Center Museum, where each summer features a new Museum exhibit.

    www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com

    Pringle Tree Park One of the most notable historic landmarks is the Pringle Tree Park; the current park marks the first permanent ...

    Pringle Tree Park

    One of the most notable historic landmarks is the Pringle Tree Park; the current park marks the first permanent settlement west of the Alleghenies in Virginia, settled by Samuel and John Pringle in 1764. The brothers lived in a hollowed Sycamore tree for 3 years and eventually began a permanent settlement with other emigrants.  The burial site of Samuel Pringle and his wife Charity Pringle can be found at Hampton Cemetary.

    Today, the 3rd generation Sycamore tree stands where the Pringle brothers once lived.

    Pringle Tree Park is open year-round and is maintained by the Upshur County Commission. Facilities include a boat launching ramp, toilets, parking area, picnic facilities, open field areas for athletics, and play ground equipment. Overnight camping is not permitted.

    Pringle Tree Park Road, Buckhannon WV

     

    Historical Society & Museum From June – September, The History Center Museum opens Sunday afternoons, for a special Summer Exhibit. The Museum is one ...

    Historical Society & Museum

    From June – September, The History Center Museum opens Sunday afternoons, for a special Summer Exhibit. The Museum is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. Plan a weekend of History by visiting the Museum, shopping & dining in the Downtown Buckhannon Historic District, and visiting the 5 Civil War Trail Markers throughout the area.

    During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, wrties that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of “Watertank Hill” in a Confederate victory known as “Jenkins Raid”, twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthose and….

    “after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street.”

    The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

    Historical Society: 29 West Main Street, Buckhannon WV
    History Center Museum: 81 West Main Street, Buckhannon WV
    www.upshurcountyhistoricalsociety.com

    Artistry on Main Phone: 304.460.2505 West Virginia artists and volunteers coming together to provide a unique retail experience filled with original gifts, ...

    Artistry on Main

    Phone: 304.460.2505

    West Virginia artists and volunteers coming together to provide a unique retail experience filled with original gifts, creative classes, and events. We are the place in Buckhannon to shop for unique gifts handcrafted by local artists.

    27 East Main Street, Buckhannon WV
    www.artistryonmain.com

    Art 26201 An incredible movement is happening to create public art in downtown Buckhannon. With sculptures, murals and exhibits, Buckhannon is ...

    Art 26201

    An incredible movement is happening to create public art in downtown Buckhannon. With sculptures, murals and exhibits, Buckhannon is reinvigorating and redefining what small town charm is all about.

    ART26201 aims to celebrate and promote the creative and inspirational opportunities in the Buckhannon, West Virginia community. We believe that the artists and venues listed here represent the best Buckhannon has to offer, and encourage you to experiences in and around the City.

    www.art26201.com

    Colonial Arts Center History & Renovation of the former Colonial Theatre The Colonial Theatre was constructed in 1924 and is listed as ...

    Colonial Arts Center

    History & Renovation of the former Colonial Theatre

    The Colonial Theatre was constructed in 1924 and is listed as a contributing structure in Buckhannon’s Downtown Historic District for its exterior façade. The architect is not known at this time. Under the ownership of Garland West, it was operated as the Colonial Theater from 1930-1966 and underwent two major building renovation phases. In 1966, the West’s leased the cinema to Park, Inc. of Clarksburg, WV. In the early 1970’s, Grey Barker assumed management of the cinema, and renamed it The Cinema V. Barker is a noted UFO author and enthusiast, who died in 1984. Peter Griesinger, a documentary filmmaker, also has ties to the building. In the early 1980’s the cinema was renovated into a bar. The building contains 4,400 square feet on first floor and basement, and a balcony containing 2100 square feet.

    In the last few years, the building was beginning to show signs of severe deterioration both inside and out, and the future of the former theatre looked grim. Buckhannon City Council foresaw that the building would either eventually need to be demolished–potentially at the City’s expense if the building was abandoned–or another transfer of ownership might ensue with minimal repairs undertaken and a change of use not fitting with the historic downtown theme and culture.

    Buckhannon City Council held a town hall meeting in March 2017 to seek input from the community about the building and its future (see the attached minutes below). Council received suggestions ranging from a venue for youth activities, performances, training, and business meetings, among others. The dominant feedback supported public purchase of the property and renovating the space for the benefit of the community.

    Following the positive response to the acquisition at the town hall, the City of Buckhannon submitted a grant proposal to acquire and renovate the Colonial Theatre for historic preservation to the West Virginia Division of Culture and History in the spring of 2017. Despite heavy competition with numerous projects contending for a piece of the pie, the Colonial Theatre proposal received $102,000 in award dollars for this grant cycle. Thus far, local arts organizations have donated $5,500 toward the renovation.

    The City of Buckhannon purchased the old theatre located at 48 E. Main Street in January 2017 at a cost of $60,000, significantly below the appraised value of $80,000. As of February 2018, city employees have worked approximately 1,600 hours in demolition and clean-up work, including floor replacement and roof repair, meeting the match requirements for the grant funding of $102,000. Grant funding has provided $52,000 for materials and roof repair.

    In October 2017, Buckhannon Community Theatre presented a special showing of “Rocky Horror Show” at the theatre and was a big success. In 2018, ART26201 presented a Variety Show in June and the City hosted Fall Fest performances in September with a “Battle of the Bands” and Appalachian folk dancing and old-time music.

    Buckhannon Community Theatre The BCT has been heavily engaged with the community since 1971, with our first production of “Annie, Get Your ...

    Buckhannon Community Theatre

    The BCT has been heavily engaged with the community since 1971, with our first production of “Annie, Get Your Gun.”. Since then, we have created a legacy of outstanding summer productions and other seasonal performances.

    Watch for upcoming shows, including “Clue” in Fall 2021!

    www.buckhannoncommunitytheatre.com

    Lascaux Micro-Theater We are an Intimate underground venue for international and independent cinema and the only micro-theatre in West Virginia featuring ...

    Lascaux Micro-Theater

    We are an Intimate underground venue for international and independent cinema and the only micro-theatre in West Virginia featuring foreign films, documentaries, and independent films not seen at main stream cinemas.

    Films are shown every Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinees at 2 PM in an intimate setting beneath the offices of the Downtown Buckhannon Historic District on Main Street.

    Phone: 304.472.1818
    www.facebook.com/Lascaux-Micro-Theater

    Planetarium at WV Wesleyan The Planetarium features a different show every other Saturday complete with a tour of the evening sky and sky ...

    Planetarium at WV Wesleyan

    The Planetarium features a different show every other Saturday complete with a tour of the evening sky and sky charts.

    Showtimes are at 8 pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month; Each shows last about 1 hour.   Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students/seniors, children under 18 free when accompanied by an adult.  No reservations are required – first come, first serve.

    Telescope observing follows the show, weather permitting.

    Phone: 304.473.8330
    www.wvwc.edu/planetarium

    Skateland Fun, family oriented skating rink serving Upshur County for 62 years! Open to the public September – May on ...

    Skateland

    Fun, family oriented skating rink serving Upshur County for 62 years! Open to the public September – May on Friday & Saturday nights (7 PM – 9 PM) and Sunday afternoons (2 PM – 4 PM).  The roller-rink is an open space, complete with handrails along the sides (perfect for beginners).

    Admission is $5 (including roller-skate rentals).  Book the rink for your private party, too!

    Phone: 304.472.5472
    www.skatelandwv.tripod.com

    Upshur Village Cinemas Featuring box office films! Phone: 304.473.0060 ...

    Upshur Village Cinemas

    Featuring box office films!

    Phone: 304.473.0060
    www.upshurcinema6.com

    Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts The Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts is a new facility on the West Virginia Wesleyan College ...

    Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts

    The Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts is a new facility on the West Virginia Wesleyan College campus. The Culpepper Auditorium will seat 374 guests for special performances, and the Greek Alumni Center will seat 48 – 75 guests. Catering services may be provided by Aladdin Food Services.

    Phone: 304.473.8443
    www.wvwc.edu

    Public Hunting Hunting native, wild game is a popular activity in the West Virginia mountains.  Avid hunters will relish the excitement as ...

    Public Hunting

    Hunting native, wild game is a popular activity in the West Virginia mountains.  Avid hunters will relish the excitement as they hunt whitetail deer, turkey, squirrels and other wildlife. Visitors can get a Hunting License with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

    James Curry Park: Approximately 250 acres in southern Upshur County is available for public hunting use.  The property, known as the James W. Curry Park and Brooks Hill, has whitetail deer, turkey, squirrel and more native game. Hunters are required to have a valid hunting license and a permit from the Upshur County Commission – call 304.472.1673 for more information.

    Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management: Stonecoal Lake property encompasses 2,985 total acres of forests and hunting opportunities.  Available game includes whitetail deer, squirrel, turkey and waterfowl.  Stonecoal also features a 550 acre lake for fishing & boating.

    Muskie Fishing Muskie fishing is well-known along a 5-6 mile stretch of the Buckhannon River. Predominately a catch and release section, ...

    Muskie Fishing

    Muskie fishing is well-known along a 5-6 mile stretch of the Buckhannon River. Predominately a catch and release section, this waterway attracts fishermen from the Eastern United States and Canada for the quality Muskie Fishing.

    Click HERE for a great article about Muskie Fishing on the Buckhannon River.

    The  catch and release section runs from the City of Buckhannon’s water-supply dam, upstream to the first riffle.  The entire stream section is commonly referred to as the Buckhannon Pool. The maximum depth of the water at normal pool level is 13 feet and the entire pool area is 70 acres. In addition to Muskie, fishers will find largemouth and smallmouth bass.

    Finshing Regulations

    Pond & Lake Fishing A day fishing on the ponds & lakes of Upshur County will put you in a relaxed state of ...

    Pond & Lake Fishing

    A day fishing on the ponds & lakes of Upshur County will put you in a relaxed state of mind. Take your boat on the waters for a day of fishing, or walk along the banks of a pond – either way, enjoy the fresh air and cast your line.

    French Creek Pond: Make this a perfect family outing. Located directly beside the Wildlife Center, the pond and property spans across 2 acres with picnic facilities are available. Bluegill, green sunfish, largemouth bass, and channel catfish provide fair fishing through the summer months. French Creek Pond is stocked with trout once February and bi-weekly March through May.
    Directions: 11 miles south of Buckhannon on Route 20 South. This pond is part of the 329-acres of the West Virginia State Wildlife Center.

    Stonecoal Lake (Wildlife Management Area): Stonecoal Lake property encompasses 2,985 total acres of forests and hunting opportunities. The lake is 550 acres full of largemouth & smallmouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, muskellunge, trout and walleye. Two boat ramps are accessible for use. www.wvdnr.gov/Stonecoal

    Blueberry Farm Enjoy the West Virginia scenery on top of the mountain, and fill your buckets with one of nature’s most ...

    Blueberry Farm

    Enjoy the West Virginia scenery on top of the mountain, and fill your buckets with one of nature’s most delicious treats. At Floral Acres, we invite you to our U-Pick Blueberry Operation. We currently charge $2.50 per pint.

    We have over 3,200 bushes of different varieties – the Blueberry Season normally lasts from the middle of June ’til the first week of August.  We have planted so many varieties in the ground (this way the season can be extended) we no longer remember what they are, nor where they are planted!

    We furnish buckets for picking and ice water – but you might want to bring your own straw hat for those hot summer days. Enjoy!

    Phone: 304.924.6462
    www.floralacres.com

    Geocaching Go on a West Virginia treasure hunt with your GPS.  The wildly popular activity of geocaching will take you ...

    Geocaching

    Go on a West Virginia treasure hunt with your GPS.  The wildly popular activity of geocaching will take you on a journey to locations you never would have thought to visit.  With over 50 registered caches found in Upshur County, you’ll have a great excuse to get outside & explore both the countryside and the historic streets of Upshur County!

    Hidden containers (called caches) are placed in locations, often historic landmarks or popular locations, and activated.  Once activiated, you can look up the GPS Coordinates on various websites to find the hidden cache.  The fun is in the search!  When you find the cache, you’ll usually find a paper ‘log’ where you can record when you found it, who was with you, etc….  Some caches are large enough to leave small trinkets.  The geocaching rule is you may take a trinket, but must leave something in its place for the next treasure-hunter!

    www.geocaching.com

    Boat Launches & Kayak Trips Try a leisurely paddle down the Buckhannon River, Middle Fork River & Tygart River to truly enjoy the scenic ...

    Boat Launches & Kayak Trips

    Try a leisurely paddle down the Buckhannon River, Middle Fork River & Tygart River to truly enjoy the scenic beauty of West Virginia. Easily accessible boat launches make it a breeze to get outside.  Choose the best location for you and enjoy – Take advantage of fishing as you travel the waters or just enjoy the peaceful beauty of nature.

    BOAT LAUNCHES:

    • Riverwalk Trail Park | Click HERE for a map of this area and boat launch.
    • North Buckhannon Riverfront Park | Click HERE for a map of this area and boat launch.
    • Pringle Tree Park | Click HERE for a map of this area and boat launch.
    • Hampton Bridge | Click HERE for a map of this area and boat launch.
    • Alexander Site | Newly renovated with landscaping & parking! Click HERE for a map of this area.

    RIVER TRIPS: For a more in depth trip along the Buckhannon River, try one of the paddles below.

    • 2.8 Mile Trip from the North Buckhannon Riverfront Park to Pringle Tree Park
      • Click HERE for a map of this trip.
    • 4.5 Mile Trip from the Hampton Boat Launch to the Riverwalk Trail Park.
      • Click HERE for a map of this trip.
    • 5.6 Mile Trip from Alexander WV to Beans Mill WV, along the Buckhannon River.
      • Click HERE for a map of this trip.

    Before going out on the River, please visit the link below for water levels and river information: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/state-summary/state/WV/

    Swift & White Water You wouldn’t expect it, but in the right season, Upshur County’s rivers climb to Class III & Class IV ...

    Swift & White Water

    You wouldn’t expect it, but in the right season, Upshur County’s rivers climb to Class III & Class IV rapids. Enthusiasts take advantage of high water seasons and navigate the spectacular runs of the Buckhannon and Middle Fork rivers. Click HERE for a clip of the Buckhannon River at its best.

    Buckhannon River has five locations for white water enthusiasts.

    • Tenmile to Sago (5 Miles; Class III-IV)
    • Alexander to Tenmile (9.3 Miles; Class I-III)
    • Pickens to Alexander (13.7 Miles; Class I-III+)
    • Star to Alexander (8.9 Miles; Class II-III)
    • Helvetia to Newlonton (7 Miles; Class II-III)

    Middle Fork River has two locations

    • Audra State Park to Tygart River Confluence (7 Miles; Class III-IV)
    • Confluence of Laurel Fork to Audra State Park (5 Miles; Class I-III)

    Before going out on the River, please visit the link below for water levels and river information: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/state-summary/state/WV/

    Upshur County Trails Upshur County Trails unites users for mountain biking, trail running and hiking. The current 8+ mile trail system (and ...

    Upshur County Trails

    Upshur County Trails unites users for mountain biking, trail running and hiking. The current 8+ mile trail system (and growing!) is located at the Upshur County Recreation Park. Built and run solely on the time and efforts of trail volunteers, this site is becoming a destination for riders all over West Virginia.

    An extensive plan is underway for the continued development of trails, connecting Buckhannon to other systems throughout West Virginia. Use the link below for maps of current open trails, with elevation and trail stats. Get outside and #GoBikeBuckhannon.

    www.mtbproject.com/trail

    River Walk Trail This flat, 3-mile stretch of walkway has become a favorite spot for locals & visitors. Each evening you’ll find ...

    River Walk Trail

    This flat, 3-mile stretch of walkway has become a favorite spot for locals & visitors. Each evening you’ll find people walking or biking along the landscaped path that follows the river. The trail also features a boat launch and river access to the Buckhannon River, a new Dog Park and sports facilities for Wesleyan College.

    buckhannonwv.org/parks-and-recreational-areas
    54 Camden Avenue, Buckhannon WV

    Audra State Park Audra State Park is a heavily wooded area bisected by the Middle Fork River located in southwestern Barbour County ...

    Audra State Park

    Audra State Park is a heavily wooded area bisected by the Middle Fork River located in southwestern Barbour County and a portion of Upshur County. Each year, visitors are drawn to the natural beauty of the Middle Fork and its surroundings, which offers opportunities for hiking, camping and family picnics. This park is an ideal destination for families who enjoy the outdoors. The clear, clean water of the Middle Fork River and the rock overhang of the Alum Cave offer picture-perfect backdrops.

    You’ll find camping, biking, boating, hiking & swimming on-site.

    Phone: 304.457.1162
    wvstateparks.com/audra-state-park/

    Holly River State Park With 8,101 acres of dense forest, Holly River is West Virginia’s second largest state park. Located in a narrow ...

    Holly River State Park

    With 8,101 acres of dense forest, Holly River is West Virginia’s second largest state park. Located in a narrow valley in the Mountain Lakes region, the park is surrounded by heavily forested mountains, some reaching more than 2,800 feet in height. The dense forests of Holly River provide guests with a natural setting where they can find peaceful solitude. Recreational opportunities in this park include camping, hiking, swimming and tennis. Amenities include picnic shelters, the Holly River Restaurant and corrals for campers with horses. Holly River State Park is known for a wide range of flora, including wildflowers and ferns.

    You’ll find camping, biking & hiking, fishing, swimming and outdoor adventure.

    Phone: 304.493.6353
    wvstateparks.com/holly-river-state-park

    Upshur County Recreational Park The Upshur County Recreational Park features a wooded park, an olympic size swimming pool with daily or seasonal passes ...

    Upshur County Recreational Park

    The Upshur County Recreational Park features a wooded park, an olympic size swimming pool with daily or seasonal passes available, picnic pavilions with grills, basketball courts, tennis Courts,and hiking & biking trails. The pavilions and pool can be reserved for your private party, reunion, or group gathering.

    Phone: 304.472.0535
    www.facebook.com/Upshur-County-Swimming-Pool

    Upshur County Youth Camp Located in Selbyville, there are cabins and group camping areas, hiking trails, fishing and a swimming pool. It’s a ...

    Upshur County Youth Camp

    Located in Selbyville, there are cabins and group camping areas, hiking trails, fishing and a swimming pool. It’s a great place for reunions and can host up to 300 people.

    Phone: 304.924.5356

    WV’s Largest Yard Sale *WV’s Largest Yard Sale is BACK August 5th & 6th of 2022* Thousands of people bargain hunt WV’s Largest ...

    WV’s Largest Yard Sale

    *WV’s Largest Yard Sale is BACK August 5th & 6th of 2022*

    Thousands of people bargain hunt WV’s Largest Yard Sale to fulfill a favorite summer pastime – Yard Sales! Hundreds of yard sales line the streets of Buckhannon & Weston and the outskirts of each town. WV’s Largest Yard Sale is all within a 1 hour driving radius, so plan to spend some time enjoying our historic towns & beautiful scenery while here.

    Be Prepared! Use our Checklist, below:

    • Comfortable Walking Shoes – One of the great things about WV’s Largest Yard Sale is that you get to see our beautiful neighborhoods, and many times you’ll find a long stretch of Yard Sales along one street. But you do have to walk between Yard Sales, so plan to dress comfortably!
    • Water, Water and more Water – The weather is always spectacular and sunny during WV’s Largest Yard Sale, so stay hydrated & enjoy! Sunscreen, sunglasses & hats are a good idea, too.
    • Shopping Bags – Most of the individual Yard Sales will have bags available for you after you’ve purchased a few items; But it’s a good idea to bring a reusable bag, just in case.
    • Cash & Change – It sounds obvious, but remember to bring pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and plenty of ‘small’ bills to purchase your bargain!

    Events & Entertainment: After a full day of yard sales, be sure to join Festival Friday in downtown Buckhannon, at Jaw Bone Park. Festival Friday is a weekly celebration with music, entertainment, produce sale and small town charm! Festival Friday starts at 5PM and lasts into the evening until 8PM.

    Maps: You’ll be able to see the registered yard sales online late May, as well as get a printed map with The Record Delta. Local hotels will have maps available for overnight guests. More can be found at gas stations, local restaurants, or the local visitor center. Once you have the map in hand, enjoy your journey!

    Locals: If you’re a local and want to register your Yard Sale, please watch for our Online Form.

    Woody’s Bowling Center Buckhannon’s iconic  ‘bowling alley’ has been renovated into Woody’s Bowling Center! The space has new monitors, ...

    Woody’s Bowling Center

    Buckhannon’s iconic  ‘bowling alley’ has been renovated into Woody’s Bowling Center!

    The space has new monitors, touch screen scoring, new equipment and is currently forming leagues for Men and Women. Plan a night bowling with family & friends!

    304-472-5070
    22 Vicksburg Road, Buckhannon WV
    www.facebook.com/woodysbowlingcenter

    Cemetery Map of Upshur County Family heritage is deeply rooted here in Upshur County.  Tracing your origins back to the very beginning is an ...

    Cemetery Map of Upshur County

    Family heritage is deeply rooted here in Upshur County.  Tracing your origins back to the very beginning is an amazing and interesting experience.  We have created a map listing over 60 (and counting) cemetery locations throughout the county.  GPS coordinates are attached to each location so navigation will be made easy. We hope this allows you to further explore your ancestry line.

    Cemetery Map

    Buckhannon Opera House This historic location in the heart of downtown Buckhannon’s Main Street has been renovated into a performance, music and ...

    Buckhannon Opera House

    This historic location in the heart of downtown Buckhannon’s Main Street has been renovated into a performance, music and event venue.

    Along with private rentals, the Opera House features monthly Mountain Music – Mountain Dance events that are open to the public! Come out to learn & dance along with a Live String Band & Caller.

    Phone: 304-472-8369
    www.cj-maggies.com/opera-house/

    Buckhannon Dog Park The Buckhannon Dog Park is a public, off leash park for vaccinated, healthy, friendly dogs to exercise and play. ...

    Buckhannon Dog Park

    The Buckhannon Dog Park is a public, off leash park for vaccinated, healthy, friendly dogs to exercise and play. Located at the Buckhannon River Walk trail near the boat ramp, it is easily accessed from the parking lot and walking trail. Come out and enjoy our park as well as stay up to date on upcoming fundraising efforts to further develop the park.

    20 Randolph Street, Buckhannon WV
    facebook.com/BuckhannonDogPark

    Hiking One of life’s simplest joys is being outside in the fresh air. Our area has a variety of options ...

    Hiking

    One of life’s simplest joys is being outside in the fresh air. Our area has a variety of options of trail loops and paths to keep you exploring Wild & Wonderful West Virginia.

    Upshur County Trails is a grass-roots trails system cared for by dedicated volunteers. Trail blazers are constantly maintaining and forging new sections. This is a kid-friendly intermediate trail, that is open for mountain bikers and leashed dogs, too. Get a full trail description and map.

    Old Oak Trail at the West Virginia Wildlife Center is a bit of a hidden gem. Visitors & local alike often frequent the paved walkway at the Wildlife Center to see the native animals of West Virginia….. But you can also access the Old Oak Trail that gets you deeper into the forest and loops around a small pond. See a facility map for more information.

    Audra State Park is one of West Virginia’s rustic state parks. The scenic property is famous for large rocks scattered throughout the Middle Fork River, and the untouched natural landscape. Camp sites are secluded, with many close enough to see & hear the rush of the river. Trails include the Alum Cave Trail which has the popular section of trail that is beneath a rock over-hang, plus rewards hikers with views of the river. Another small trail loop is Rock Cliff Trail. Check out the facility map with trail info.

    One of the easiest trails that happens to be flat & paved is the Riverwalk Park in downtown Buckhannon. It has two loops that wrap around sports fields at WV Wesleyan College and follows parts of the Buckhannon River. **BONUS FEATURE** This trail also is home of the Buckhannon Dog Park! The parks are at the end of Camden Avenue in Buckhannon.

     

    French Creek Christmas Tree Farm As a family-oriented Christmas Tree Farm, we have been helping families create those special memories for 30+ years. Our ...

    French Creek Christmas Tree Farm

    As a family-oriented Christmas Tree Farm, we have been helping families create those special memories for 30+ years.

    Our family is now serving some third (3rd) generation customers with the same caring experience we have provided since the 1980’s. We also believe that our children are our future and endeavor to provide very special experiences for them at our farm. We provide each child with an educational Christmas tree coloring book and, of course, a candy cane. We hope you will bring your family and start, or continue, to create those wonderful Christmas memories. Slow down, wander through our fields, breathe the fresh air, enjoy the sound of your children’s voices, and choose that special Christmas tree for your home. Don’t be surprised if Santa or Frosty the Snowman show up while you’re picking out a tree!

    The 2020 Christmas Season will start Friday, November 27th at 10:00 a.m. Our hours of operation for this season will be: Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Trout Fishing Fishing the Buckhannon & Middle Fork Rivers will unviel multiple variations of trout, including natives, rainbows, brooke, and more. ...

    Trout Fishing

    Fishing the Buckhannon & Middle Fork Rivers will unviel multiple variations of trout, including natives, rainbows, brooke, and more. Our rivers and streams can take you in the secluded country side where you’ll immerse yourself in the rustic beauty of the West Virginia Mountains. Find some of the best places to start your next fishing trip:

    Alton, WV: From I-79 at Weston take Exit 99 (US Route 33). Follow US Route 33 about 13 miles to Route 20 and Route 119 Exit at Buckhannon. Take Route 20 South towards Buckhannon about 9.5 miles to County Route 32 at French Creek. Turn left (East) onto County Route 32 and follow about 8 miles to the bridge over the Buckhannon River in the town of Alton.

    Alexander, WV: From I-79 at Weston take Exit 99 (US Route 33 ). Follow US Route 33 about 13 miles to Route 20 and Route 119 Exit at Buckhannon. Take Route 20 South towards Buckhannon about 12 miles to County Route 11. Turn left (East) onto County Route 11 and follow about 11.5 miles to just past the bridge over the Buckhannon River.

    Newlonton, WV: From I-79 at Weston take Exit 99 (US Route 33 ). Follow US Route 33 about 13 miles to Route 20 and Route 119 Exit at Buckhannon. Take Route 20 South towards Buckhannon about 12 miles to County Route 11. Turn left (East) onto County Route 11 and follow about 17.5 miles to where County Route 11 crosses the river.

    Arlington, WV: From I-79 at Weston take Exit 99 (US Route 33). Follow US Route 33 about 13 miles to Route 20 and Route 119 Exit at Buckhannon. Take Route 20 South towards Buckhannon about 15.5 miles to where Route 20 meets the river.

    Queens, WV: From I-79 at Weston take Exit 99 (US Route 33). Follow Route 33 about 13 miles to Route 20 and Route 119 Exit at Buckhannon. Take Route 20 South towards Buckhannon about 2.5 miles to County Route 9 (Tallmansville Road). Turn left onto County Route 9 (Tallmansville Road) and follow about 12 miles to the bridge over the Middle Fork River.

    The Rink West Virginia’s Premier Outdoor Synthetic Ice Skating Rink! Call today to book your private event! To book an ice ...

    The Rink

    West Virginia’s Premier Outdoor Synthetic Ice Skating Rink! Call today to book your private event!

    To book an ice skating party, call 800-633-9266 or email events@fmgcorps.com.

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