The Elkins Depot Dispatch (March 2022)

The Elkins Depot Dispatch (March 2022)

March 2022, Issue No. 18


It’s Springtime in the Mountains

The days are getting longer and warmer! Soon spring flowers will paint the mountains with bright colors. Events pick up as Randolph County’s communities celebrate the changing of the season. For upcoming March events, keep scrolling! Not only do activities increase, but we only have one month before trains run again! We are ready for some warmth and sunshine!

Maple Syrup Season

In late winter when the nights are freezing and the days are sunny the maple sap begins to flow and the maple syrup producers begin boiling. The community of Pickens has hosted an annual Maple Syrup Festival in March for over 30 years, and there are even more ways to find maple syrup made in Randolph County! Thousands of gallons of maple syrup are made every year by local producers both small and large. Click on the blog below to find out where you can get your maple syrup fix!

Other Updates

The Welcome Center is selling Treasure on the Mountain raffle tickets, stop by to get yours!

Ramps and Rail Festival is April 23rd!

The New Tygart Flyer train starts running April 2nd! Tickets available at

Upcoming Events

Rifle Rally: March 5
Hosted by Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation and Tygart Valley Lions Club at the Phil Gainer Community Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. with prize drawings beginning at noon and the grand prize drawing at 6 p.m. Tickets are available online at

Pickens Maple Syrup Festival: March 19-20
West Virginia has a long history of sugar making. Today, maple syrup and sugar are widely used in cooking, baking, and as toppings.

Elkins E3 Expo: March 24
Attend the Elkins Entrepreneurs Expo if you are planning to start, expand/enhance, or relocate your business. Join in one of the many roundtable discussions, one-on-one conversations, and workshops with industry leaders, business coaches, and local lenders.

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