The Elkins Depot Dispatch (September 2021)

September 2021, Issue No. 12 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER Elkins Depot Welcome Center Celebrates 15 years! This year marks the 15-year anniversary of the opening of the Elkins Depot Welcome Center! Since opening our doors in 2006, we have assisted over 500,000 guests, both visitors and locals. We look forward to continuing to welcome and provide information to half a […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch (August 2021)

August, 2021, Issue No. 11 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER Summer Isn’t Over Yet Make Randolph County, West Virginia your summer destination. Randolph County is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs alike. The Welcome Center has been busy welcoming visitors ready to get outside for this summer. The first month of the train operating went smoothly and we have enjoyed […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch (July 2021)

July, 2021, Issue No. 10 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER Hello Summer! Tourism season is in full swing and we are seeing an increase in visitors to the Welcome Center. We are so glad to be welcoming more visitors and look forward to getting even busier in July with trains running from Elkins again. If you’re in the area and looking for […]

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ADA Accessible Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

Fresh air, sun, trees, nature and being outdoors is a beautiful thing. Being outdoors can be healing and beneficial for the body and mind. Elkins, West Virginia is considered the Base Camp of the Monongahela National Forest, offering endless options to get outside in the surrounding area, including opportunities accessible to a wide range of ages and abilities. There are many Americans with Disabilities Act […]

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History in These Hills: The First Campaign of the Civil War

Did you know that West Virginia was home to the first land battle of the American Civil War? Specifically, Randolph County and the surrounding area? This particular area of the state is full of Civil War history. Discover for yourself the story of how the Civil War began, how it shaped our county, and how West Virginia became the 35th state in the Union through our museums […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch, May 2021

May, 2021, Issue No. 8 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER Happy Spring! Events and live music are beginning to pick-up again! Check out our calendar for events happening around the county. Heritage Highlight: Discover the Civil War in Randolph County The West Virginia Civil War Trails program invites you to explore the sites of America’s Civil War. Here in Randolph County you can find […]

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Interesting West Virginia Natives

You are probably already familiar with quite a few famous people from West Virginia like Jennifer Gardner or Brad Paisley, but you may not realize that the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound or a female NASA mathematician also called West Virginia home. West Virginia is full of unique, talented people. Here are 4 interesting natives of West Virginia. Katherine Johnson […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch (April 2021)

April, 2021, Issue No. 7 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER (304) 635-7803 | elkinsdepot.com | elkinsrandolphwv.com 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 […]

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Well-Known Musicians from West Virginia

West Virginia talent spans beyond Country music, although we have a few of those stars also. A Grammy winning soul artist and Christian artist, both have West Virginia Roots. Kathy Mattea Kathy Mattea, born in South Charleston, West Virginia, is a two-time Grammy winning country singer. She has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and received Grammys for her song […]

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The Elkins Depot Dispatch, March 2021

THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE ELKINS DEPOT WELCOME CENTER (304) 635-7803 | elkinsdepot.com | elkinsrandolphwv.com Happy Ramp Season! Although we are disappointed that the 2021 Ramp and Rail Festival has been cancelled, we are looking forward to celebrating this local delicacy at the 12th Annual Ramps and Rail Festival on April 23, 2022. With or without the festival, the ramps will soon be ready to dig and prepare […]

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