Canoeing and Rafting
Three rivers run through Hardy County the South Branch of the Potomac River, Lost River, and Cacapon River. They offer great fishing, canoeing, and swimming. Lost River is popular with kayakers during high water periods. For those wanting something more serene, put your canoe, kayak or boat into “The Trough.” This area is known for its excellent conditions for float fishing or leisure canoeing. Frequently you’ll see Bald Eagles in the area.
CyclingHardy County has been described as the cycling mecca of the Mid-Atlantic region. Avid cyclist and serious competitive cyclists have been coming from all across the Mid-Atlantic to train and challenge themselves on the hills of Hardy County. With an average elevation of 1,000 feet per every 10 miles, our country roads have hosted world class competitive athletes and professional cyclists including members of Tour de France Teams, a former Olympian and the U.S. National Mountain Bike Champion.
HikingThe Potomac Highland's diverse terrain provides both easy and challenging trail options, leaving the adventure in your hands. No matter what level of hiking you choose, you’re guaranteed an exhilarating experience. Fresh mountain air, beautiful views, hardwood and evergreen trees, streams, rock formations, waterfalls, bridges and plentiful wildlife are just a few of the things you’ll encounter while hiking.
MotorcyclingWe're nestled in the heart of some of the most fantastic scenery for motorcycle road trips and rallies. Mountaineers are always free and freedom is calling you to ride through the mountains of the Potomac Highlands. Download it here or call to receive a “Ride the High Five” motorcycle touring brochure, which details five rides in the five counties of Hardy, Grant, Pendleton, Hampshire and Mineral.
Horseback RidingIf little known trails, scenic overlooks, and leisurely times are more your style, then make sure to book a guided trail ride while you're visiting us. Guided trail rides of one to two hours on calm, gentle horses are available at nearby stables. Guided rides mean even the most inexperienced rider can enjoy themselves, and you'll enjoy some of the best scenery and wildlife sightings to be had off the beaten path.
Valley View GolfValley View is an exciting 18 hole regulation course located at the Valley View Golf Course facility in Moorefield, WV. From the longest tees it presents 6,129 yards of golf for a par of 71. The course rating is 68.0 with a slope rating of 108. Valley View is a daily fee golf course with a 'Open To Public' guest policy.
Hunting and FishingHunting and Fishing Locations are plentiful in the area for the avid outdoors person. You can make it a family affair as well when planning your trip around youth hunting days and exciting area events.
Arts And Culture
McCoy TheaterMcCoy's Grand Theatre and Museum is a historical treasure located on North Main Street in Moorefield, W.Va. Formerly used as a movie house, the theater has been remodeled and now acts as a showcase for community theater productions. The theater also is available for rent and frequently hosts local events. Show information is available here: http://mccoysgrand.com/marquee
History / Civil War
Heritage WeekendsCelebrate the region's heritage every September with civil war re-enactors (with real cannons), living portrayals of various periods, and a wide variety of musical talent. For those looking for unique and original gift ideas, there is a large variety of juried and non-juried crafters, both local and from surrounding states. Hampshire County's festival is the first weekend in September. Hardy County's festival is the last weekend in September.
Historic AttractionsThe region is filled with unique historic sites, and we invite you to open doors into the past and more fully understand the world we live in today. Whether you live in West Virginia or are just visiting, our historic homes, buildings, and churchyards, will pique the imagination, stir the mind, and lift the spirit.
Civil War TrailsYou can visit numerous historical locations and experience living history first hand while staying with us. History buffs young and old are invited to tour the civil war trails in and around our area.
Sites and One-of-a-Kind Experiences
Dolly SodsDolly Sods is a rocky, high-altitude plateau with sweeping vistas and lifeforms normally found much farther north in Canada. To the north, the distinctive landscape of "the Sods" is characterized by stunted (“flagged”) trees, wind-carved boulders, heath barrens, grassy meadows created in the last century by logging and fires, and sphagnum bogs that are much older. To the south, a dense cove forest occupies the branched canyon excavated by the North Fork of Red Creek. It is open to the public for enjoyment.
Smoke Hole CavernsTake a peek into the scenery deep below our mountains' surface. Smoke Hole Caverns and the breathtaking beauty that fills them are geologically unique and millions of years old. The Caverns have also accommodated the needs of Seneca Indians, Civil War soldiers and WV Moonshiners throughout its history. Guided tours are offered daily.
Seneca RocksSeneca Rocks is one of the best-known landmarks in West Virginia. These rocks have long been noted as a scenic attraction and are popular with rock climbers. The rocks are a magnificent formation rising nearly 900 feet above the North Fork River. Individual hikes are available daily during the park's open hours. Rock climbing lessons are available through local businesses.
Potomac Eagle TrainTrain Schedule Now Available! We can charter a train for your group (large or small) - check out our charter information page for details!
Be sure to book your seat on this exciting ride! We can't wait to share the magic of Christmas with you on Santa's North Pole Express! Tickets will be on sale at the Hardy County Public Library (cash or check only) or via credit card at their online store.
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