The Elkins Depot Dispatch (April 2021)

The Elkins Depot Dispatch (April 2021)

April, 2021, Issue No. 7


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Welcome Center Hours

The Welcome Center has new hours! We will be open 7 days a week from 10am – 4pm. If you’re in town and looking for spring activity recommendations or have any questions, stop by, we’d love to see you!

Looking for new ramp recipes? We still have ramp cookbooks, stop by the depot or call 304-635-7803 to get yours today!

Elkins Named one of Southern Living’s Best Mountain Towns 2021

Voters recognized Elkins as one of the South’s Best Mountain Towns for 2021 and is featured in an article with the other towns awarded this designation. To read the article, click here. They also did a short feature on only Elkins, highlighting the abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities in the area and great local eateries. This feature is linked here.

Other Updates

After 4 terms serving as the mayor for the Elkins, Van Broughton’s retirement and his service to his hometown were celebrated last week with a parade. Thank you Van for all your support! Congratulations to Jerry Marco on his election as the City of Elkins’ Mayor, we look forward to working with you!

Our Welcome Center website has updated information and a new look! Check it out at

Fun Facts

The maple syrup industry in West Virginia is growing. Sap is harvested between early February through mid-March in West Virginia, when the weather provides warmer days and freezing nights. A maple tree can produce between 6 and 15 pounds of sap in a single day. Check out the blog above to find out where you can get your local maple syrup!

April showers bring May flowers! Did you know the small community of Pickens, located in Randolph County, is the wettest place in West Virginia? It receives more than 66 inches of precipitation yearly, much of it in snowfall.

Featured Blogs

5 fishing spots that will get you hooked!
In case you didn’t catch it last month, read up on ramps here!
Get your maple syrup fix!


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