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The Stonewall Jackson Resort has wonderful facilities and restaurants about a 30 minute drive away.
In Bridgeport, about a 30 minute drive away there are two restaurants well worth attending:
Provence Market Cafe
Augusta Heritage Center At Elkins, WV, about a 40 minute drive away. This is Davis & Elkins College’s program for the Heritage Arts. Augusta provides instruction and performances, folklife programs, and a home for significant collections of field recordings, oral histories, photographs, instruments, and Appalachian art. Its year-round activities also include folklife research and documentation, production of films and audio recordings for a national audience, and outreach programs for young people and our local community. Augusta-sponsored activities in the community enrich the quality of life in the Elkins area year-round. One of these activities is “Pickin’ In The Park,” a weekly series of informal old-time and bluegrass jam sessions hosted by Augusta every Wednesday night. From mid-May through September these jam sessions take
For a general and expansive overview, please go to the website of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce attraction list
place under the trees in Elkins City Park, attracting participants and spectators from near and far. The Wednesday jam sessions continue on a smaller scale in the Hermanson Center lobby on the Davis & Elkins College campus from October to May.
The Augusta Festival is the final weekend that caps off the summer session. It’s a wonderful celebration of traditional dance, crafts, and music and is attended by thousands.
Adaland Mansion: a 10 minute drive and well worth a visit- new “star chef” dinner series.
Barbour County Historical Museum showcases this museum and other town attractions.
The Tygart Flyer provides a scenic rail ride along the river.
Blackwater Falls is about a seventy five mile drive.
Canaan Valley State Park offers mountain biking, hiking, climbing, camping, golf on the 4-star Geoffrey-Cornish golf course, tennis, summer chairlift rides, skiing and skating in Winter, hayrides, and geochaching. The 250-room lodge offers dining and conference facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna and exercise rooms, a skateboard park, paintball arena, massage therapy, and kids programs. Call (800) 622-4121.
Tygart Lake State Park: about a 20 minute ride, has a public dining room, boat docks, rental boats, swimming, picnicking, and camping areas. Access is through Grafton or, for those with their own boats, through the Pleasant Creek Hunting and Fishing Area. The latter has 40 tent and trailer sites and eight tent-only sites, each with fireplace, picnic table and garbage disposal. Public hunting and fishing in season. For more information call toll free to 1-800-CALL-WVA.