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Things to do in Pocahontas County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“This is an historic logging rail road in an historic preserved logging town of the 1800's. Ride to the top of the mountain pulled by an authentic steam engine. The scenery and views are beautiful, especially in the fall.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Lodging
“Beautiful Snowshoe Mountain Resort has a village of shops and dining besides skiing and sight seeing. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“A very interesting formation of bedrock with boardwalks running through, off of 219 about 40 minutes north of Lewisburg.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Super great place to take your family on a rainy day lots of interesting science things.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“The Cranberry Glades is the largest area of bogs, or acidic wetlands, in West Virginia, a unique and exotic ecosystem on 750 acres. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Health and wellness
“Take a dip in the Historic Jefferson Pools and enjoy the restorative waters. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“In the Village at Snowshoe Mtn. Food is priced reasonable and most dishes are consistent in what they serve. One of my favorite places to go, busy times you want to make a reservation cause waits are long. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“Really nice restaurant on the Elk River at the bottom of the mountain in Slaty Fork.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Ok, I was skeptical before I went the first time since I am not "into" science. This is a really cool place, and has been a hit with our guests, especially families, for many years. There is a science exhibit hall, auditorium where a brief INTERESTING info presentation is given about the telescopes, then a tour into the facility to see some of the largest telescopes in the works. Highly recommend. There is a gift shop and café, but we always take a picnic. NOTE CASS is very near to GREENBANK OBSERVATORY so visiting these 2 sites makes for a fun and full day.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“My husband calls it "girl food" but, oh, my...delish, fresh girl food it is. The atmosphere is as good as the cafe style food with an added plus of organic wine and beer selections. Breakfast, lunch or dinner you just can't go wrong.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Droop Mountain was the site of the last major conflict of the American Civil War in West Virginia.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Just to drive through the park is beautiful. This can be done, almost, year round. To play or stay in the park is even better. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The opera house, restored to its former glory and reopened for use in 1988 it has become "Pocahontas County’s preeminent performing arts center, part of the West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail, listed on the historic register, and brings more than two dozen performances to its stage each year, ranging from bluegrass to jazz, folk to world, to musical theater, and everything in between." Charlie Hughs”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Only a mile from the entrance to our cabin, the Greek Falafel Salad is my favorite. Husband loves the burgers. Also good craft beer selection. Sunday Brunch. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Cafe style dining with an outdoor dining area overlooking the Greenbrier River. Feed the ducks!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“I love sipping a cool drink on the patio during the warm summer evenings. Food is excellent. Try the trout from Highland County.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“In the Village at Snowshoe Mtn. Food is priced reasonable and most dishes are consistent in what they serve. One of my favorite places to go, busy times you want to make a reservation cause waits are long. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“Really nice restaurant on the Elk River at the bottom of the mountain in Slaty Fork.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“Cafe style dining with an outdoor dining area overlooking the Greenbrier River. Feed the ducks!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Only a mile from the entrance to our cabin, the Greek Falafel Salad is my favorite. Husband loves the burgers. Also good craft beer selection. Sunday Brunch. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Good food, loaded burger, lobster and mac/cheese or our favorite, the seared brussel sprouts-to die for!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Yum! Offering everything from the Greek and Italian advertised to a few down home American selections. All good and at a reasonable price! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food and ambiance in a historic old mill. Get reservations! Well worth the 1/2 hour drive.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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