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AREA ATTRACTIONS

HORSEBACK RIDING
Yokums Stables - Visitors to Pendleton County, who would like to take in the breathtaking vista from atop Seneca Rocks, can do so without the exertion of climbing the trail to the top. Go by horse and enjoy a leisurely ride. Yokum's Seneca Rocks Stables has gentle, well-trained, sturdy horses to carry you there and back. First-time riders are no problem. Experienced guides go with you on every ride. The trail is a gradual scenic climb, and parents can be assured that children six and up will find the adventure an experience to treasure.

AMERICAN MOUNTAIN THEATER
- Enjoy the freshest sound in the mountains. The fun begins the moment the Due Time Band hits the stage. Performing both contemporary and classic Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, Western Swing, Pop, and Gospel - these talented entertainers love to perform - and it shows!


NATIONAL RADIO OBSERVATORY
The observatory is home to the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, the largest fully steerable dish in the world.Scientists from around the world use this telescope to study planets & comets in our own Solar System, to quasars & galaxies billions of light-years away. Guided tours andgeneral public welcome. Enjoy the hands-on science center.


MOUNTAIN MADE
Contemporary style marries Appalachian tradition in the Buxton & Landstreet Building a former coal company store, which has been carefully restored to bring new life into the historic structure. The Artisan Gallery features the work of 600 West Virginia artisans. *Lodge packages can be offered to participants of art classes.

SMOKE HOLE CAVERNS
T ours offered year round. Magnificent formations are the results of millions of years of intricate processes and trillions of drops of mineral laden water seeping through the limestone bedrock which leaves trace mineral deposits that over millions of years creates spetacular stalactites, stalagmites, helectites, flowstone, columns and dazzling multi-colored formations that you will see in the WV Underground.

SENECA CAVERNS
located in the scenic Germany Valley, offers two guided caverns for touring. Seneca Cavern is a guided, 1 mile tour with light. The Stratosphere Balloon Cavern is more adventurous, with no electricity, and portions of the path require use of a rope (cemented in place along the path) and some steep slopes. Family activities such as gemstone mining, miniature golf, and restaurant facilities offeringlunch in the dining room or porch overlooking the valley. Picnic areas and shaded pavailion available. Group discounts welcome for 10 or more guest.


SENECA ROCKS
a 900-foot-high formation with a visitor's center at the base. Take rock climbing lessons and scale the mountain, or non-climbers may reach the lofty heights of the rocks and view the scenic valley below by taking a 1.3 mile steep trail up the west side of the mountain.


BLACKWATER OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
offering an unforgettable excursion down West Virginia's whitewater rapids along the Cheat River. *Discount coupons available at Canaan Valley Resort.

BLACKWATER FALLS
where many observation points afford you panoramic views of the half-mile-wide canyon. The black water is a result of leached tannic acid from fallen hemlock and red spruce trees. The falls are one of the most photographed sites in West Virginia.

CANAAN VALLEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
The Nation's 500th Fish & Wildlife Refuge offers more than 20 miles of public-use trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. Upcoming 2008 events

DOLLY SODS WILDERNESS AREA
The 10,215 acre property is located on the Alleghany Plateau, par of the Alleghany mountain range. The plant life is unique in that is is normally found in areas farther north. Flowering plants (May - Early July) that can be found include rhodeodendron, mountain laurel, and wild azaleas. Open year round (except during winter storms, visitors should use caution as storms develop rapidly) offering breathtaking views, scenic overlooks, hiking trails, a picnic area and camping area.


CASS SCENIC RAILROAD
featuring old logging trains pulled by Shay Engines, restored as a living museum of railroading and lumbering. The train operates from Memorial Day through Labor Day and on fall foliage weekends in October. Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad - where you can ride the rails of Cheat Mountain featuring the Durbin Rocket, The Salamander, and Tygart Flyer Railroads. Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad - a diesel-powered, open-window coach train. A 3.5-hour round trip takes you through the South Branch Trough, where you might see a soaring eagle.

LODGING

BOAR'S NEST BUNKHOUSE
Clean, affordable, and accessible Group Lodging: In the heart of the Monongahela National Forest/Recreation Area. Groups, Clubs, Youth Groups, Reunions.
(group discount accommodations for 6-24 guests)
(304) 567-3322

SMOKE HOLE RESORT
SMOKE HOLE LOG CABINS
304-257-4442
800-828-8478
info@smokehole.com
www.smokehole.com

Refresh yourself in style! Kick back on your porch or snuggle up to the fire. This is as good as it gets. Cabins are romantic with riverside setting and private jacuzzi.

HARMAN'S NORTH FORK COTTAGES
304-257-2220
800-436-6254
reservations@wvlogcabins.com
www.wvlogcabins.com

Luxury Log Cabins with private hot tubs are located on the banks of a private trophy trout stream, the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River.

YOKUM'S VACATIONLAND
Tel: 304-567-2351 Fax: 304-567-2352
1-800-772-8342

GERMANY VALLEY CABINS
Secluded log cabins in the mountains of West Virginia with panoramic views of Spruce Knob, Dolly Sods, eastern slopes of the Allegheny mountains and an inside view of Germany Valley and the North Fork Mountain Range. They are a vacation destination cabins with each cabin being unique and set in its own secluded location far away from the highway. Each cabin offers awesome views from inside the cabin and from the deck. Surrounded by 170 acres of prime pasture land with cattle grazing near the cabins. These self catering log cabins are ideal for relaxing family vacations, weekend getaways, sportsman retreat or a secluded honey moon. Best of all we are family friendly. You will find privacy, surrounded by Gods great natural beauty.

 

 

 

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