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A scenic view

With a region steeped in dense, verdant mountains, you know where you’re going to find stunning views along fall driving roads. Pocahontas County has more scenic byways than any other county in West Virginia: the Highland Scenic Highway (Rt. 150) – one of the first highways in the National Scenic Byways program; the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike [...]

Cranberry Nature Center

Cranberry Nature Center is a welcome respite set inside the verdant Monongahela Forest that sits along Rt 39 about six miles east of Mill Point on the way to Richwood. When you visit the Nature Center, you’ll be greeted by Carolyn McCloud who has worked at the Center for the CVB for nine years. Carolyn [...]

Is it time to go fishing?

Some of the sweetest times I can remember with my dad were times that he would take me out fishing with him when I was a kid and we lived in Butte Montana. He was most peaceful when he was standing in the middle of the Big Hole River, or the Wise or the Jefferson. [...]

Local businessman spearheads trout stocking

Let’s give a hip, hip hooray to local business person Chuck Workman of Appalachian Sport on Rt 219 for again this year leading the effort to stock trout in the Greenbrier River in and around Marlinton.    This effort is totally funded through local donations.  Last year $4500 was raised among local Marlinton area businesses to [...]

A Ribbon of Road

West Virginia has a great scenic byways program and utilizes the program more than any other state. Pocahontas County also uses the program. We have more scenic byways than any other county in West Virginia: the Highland Scenic Highway (Rt. 150) – one of the first highways in the National Scenic Byways program; the Staunton-Parkersburg [...]

Christmas Bird Count coming up

Local bird enthusiasts will take to the back roads and back woods during the 4th annual Pocahontas County Christmas Bird Count on Friday, December 16th 2011. This event gives birders a chance to get together and have a good time while gathering information on winter bird diversity and abundance in the area. Participants will meet [...]

Let’s Go Fishing

Last week I was surprised to see the DNR stocking truck dipping nets full of fish into Knapps Creek. Then I remembered, IT’S SPRING. Yea, Spring, with its brightly colored flowers, peeping frogs, warmer temperatures, and the Rubber Footed Flannel Crested River Wader, better known as the legendary Angler. As the snow melts, the streams [...]

Living Classroom Takes Shape

Soon we’re going to be developing a Living Classroom…right here in Pocahontas County. And what better place could there be to do that than in Nature’s Mountain Playground? What better place to learn about the great outdoors than the great outdoors?

Plan your birding trip now

Do you think it a bit odd I’m writing about birds when there is 7 to 10 inches of snow on the ground? I agree, it is, but I have a point, really. The Marlinton Ranger District of the Monongahela National Forest has developed some pretty amazing maps for finding birds, when the weather gets [...]

Christmas Bird Count Scheduled for January 4

The fourth annual Christmas Bird County is slated here in Pocahontas County on January 4, 2011 at Barnett Cabins at Mill Point. The group gathers at 7:30 a.m. and the event is never postponed due to inclement weather. Volunteers will break up into teams to canvas the area within a 15-mile diameter centered at Mill [...]