The Elkins Depot Dispatch (June 2021)

The Elkins Depot Dispatch (June 2021)

The Welcome Center has opened its doors!

In mid-May the Welcome Center opened its doors to visitors after having operated out of a window for several months. We do ask that you please wear a mask while in the building. We are so excited to welcome guests inside again!

Join Monongahela National Forest to Celebrate National Trails Day

Join MNF staff and partners at the grand opening of the Mower Basin Trails system, Saturday, June 5, at 12pm.
The Mower Basin Trails are in an area known as the Mower Tract in Randolph County, on formerly mined lands that have been the focus of a partnership-led restoration effort for the past ten years. The trails meander through open meadows, high-elevation red spruce, and northern hardwood forests. Plans are in the works to expand the trail system significantly in the future.
Directions to the trailhead and site of the celebration:
From Huttonsville follow US 250 for nine miles, then turn right on Forest Road 227. Follow Forest Road 227 for about six miles to the Mower Basin Trails sign. Turn left onto Forest Road 227C and follow it for about ¾-mile to the Mower Basin Trailhead.

Other Updates

The New Tygart Flyer excursion train will be pulling into the Elkins Depot again starting in July! Reminder: if you are taking the Durbin Rocket or one of the Cass trains, they do NOT leave from Elkins!

The Gandy Dancer Dinner Theatre has started their season with shows taking place on the weekends!

Upcoming Events

The Thursday Night Cruise-Ins and Concerts have begun! The Cruise-Ins will take place every Thursday starting at 5pm. The concerts will take place select Thursdays. The next concert will feature The Company Stores on June 10th.

On Saturday, June 12th join the Beverly Heritage Center for their summer picnic soiree for a social hour and dinner. Dinner Tickets are $45 and you can RSVP at 304-637-7424 or at!

Feature Blogs

Mountains to Valleys – Twisted by Nature Motorcycle Routes

Updated fishing blog: West Virginia’s Unknown Fishing Paradise

Recreate Responsibly in Randolph County: Leave No Trace


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