Neighboring Attractions and Vistor Information

Randolph County:

Visit the Town of Beverly to experience hundreds of years of local and regional history. Stop by the Beverly Heritage Center, Randolph County Museum, or tour the historic downtown.

The community of Helvetia is known for preserving its Swiss-Appalachian culture year-round at monthly square dances and annual festivals like Fasnacht. A meal at the Hutte Restaurant is worth the long drive.

Many of our charming communities host unique annual events, such as the Maple Syrup Festival in Pickens. See our Event Calendar for a complete list.

Outdoor Recreation:

Much of Randolph County and the surrounding area are part of the Monongahela National Forest which contains almost a million acres available for hiking, camping, fishing, and more. Popular spots near Elkins are Bickle Knob Observation Tower which offers an amazing panoramic view of the mountains, and the many hiking trails of Otter Creek Wilderness. One of the most popular spots for hikers and photographers in the Mon Forest is Dolly Sods Wilderness.

South of Elkins is Kumbrabow State Forest. Kumbrabow features cabins for rent, several hiking trails, and the picturesque Mill Creek Falls. The closest State Park is Audra State Park near Belington which sits along the Middle Fork River.

Skiers and other outdoor sports enthusiasts flock to the nearby ski resorts at Snowshoe Mountain, White Grass, and Canaan Valley State Park.

Seneca Rocks is one of the most popular rock-climbing destinations in the region. See the iconic cliff face from the Discovery Center or hike to the top.

Other attractions within a 1 hour drive:

Outside of Elkins, the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad also runs excursion trains out of Cass Scenic Railroad State Park and the town of Durbin.

The Green Bank Observatory, home to one of the world’s largest radio telescopes, hosts tours and educational events.

The small towns of Davis and Thomas in Tucker County are a hot-spot for art galleries, music, and crafts. Nearby is Blackwater Falls, the most photographed waterfall in the state. The town of Parsons hosts a large bluegrass festival every year.

West of Elkins lies the town of Weston, where you can tour the one-of-a-kind Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Once a thriving glassware manufacturer, Weston is now home to the Museum of American Glass, and artisans like Appalachian Glass.

See some historic architecture in Barbour County at Adaland Mansion and the Philippi Covered Bridge, located next to the Barbour County Historical Museum.

Go underground at Seneca Caverns or Smoke Hole Caverns, both offering cavern tours.