Experience Nature and Local Activities

The Potomac Eagle Scenic Rail Excursion Train

Hampshire County Convention & Visitors Bureau (HCCVB)

Eagle viewed from the Potomac Eagle Excursion Train

Will take you on a unique ride through the Trough of the South Branch of the Potomac River, May/June through October. Travel past historic farms and eagle nests. Eagles sighted 90% of the time. Special trips such as all-day or murder mystery trips are available. Rail Fans will love this excursion, thanks to the friendly and knowledgeable train staff.

Reservations contact: 304-424-0736
For time and fee schedules :
Website: http://www.potomaceagle.info/


Fish, Hike, or Learn New Outdoor Skills

WV State Hiking Trails ‘Inventory’       
Hiking Trails located in the Fort Mill Ridge, Nathaniel Mountain, Short Mountain Wildlife Management Areas of Hampshire County; Ice Mountain Preserve, and George Washington & Jefferson National Forest can be found at this link:
http://www.mapwv.gov/trails/#

Hampshire County Convention & Visitors Bureau (HCCVB)

North River Retreat

 

North River Retreat
437 acres of private hunting preserve with guided quail, deer (gun and bow), and spring gobbler hunting, trout-stocked pond and river fishing, hiking (spring and summer) and clay pigeon-shooting, camping, picnicking, and overnight lodging. Workshops offered. Located off WV Hwy 29 South near Delray.

Reservations contact: 540-539-9873
Website http://www.northriverretreat.com/

WV Fishbusters Outfitters

Enjoy a guided fishing trip or floating adventure on the south branch of the Potomac RiverHampshire County Convention & Visitors Bureau in beautiful West Virginia. Larry Shuck, Guide is licensed and insured.

Reservations contact: 304-303-0370
Website: www.wvfishbusters.com
Email: wvfishbusters@hotmail.com

 

Trough General Store
Hampshire County Convention & Visitors Bureau (HCCVB)

Paddle through the Wilderness in Hampshire County from the 
Canoe rentals, fishing supplies (no licenses) bait, drinks, snacks, ice. Another way to witness the American Bald Eagles flying over the Trough. 9 1/2 miles south on River Rd. off US 50 W from Romney.

Wednesday-Monday: 8AM-6PM (closed in winter)
Reservations contact: 304-822-7601.
Website: http://www.wvcanoerentals.com/trips_rates.htm

Chill Out at Ice Mountain Preserve4_ColdVentsIceMtn v3

It is designated, by the National Park Service, as a National Natural Landmark which protects birds and plants usually found in much colder regions. Ice Mountain gets its name from the arctic air escaping from the vents. Please contact the docents to visit and tour the Preserve, at least two weeks in advance
Contact: 304-496-7359
For more information: http://www.stevebailes.org/icemountain/request.php
OR
The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia
Contact: 304-637-0160
Email:
westvirginia@tnc.org
Website: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/westvirginia/placesweprotect/ice-mountain-preserve.xml

To learn more, visit this Public Broadcast produced video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBUUCESehms

Hampshire County Parks and Recreation

Hampshire County Convention & Visitors Bureau (HCCVB)There are 5 parks located throughout Hampshire County.
The Parks include: picnic pavilions, outdoor amphitheaters, horseshoe pits, basketball and sand volleyball courts. Hampshire Park’  has a fully furnished kitchen, dining facility and bunk houses.

Phone: 304-822-7300, Monday – Friday, between 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Email: hampshirecoparks@hotmail.com; or http://hampshirecountyparks.com/

Hampshire County, WV Bike Touring

Our country roads and off road trails are perfect for local biking and touring and a great way to explore the area. For more information please contact the Hampshire County Parks Department
Email: hampshirecoparks@hotmail.com
Phone: 304-822-3700.

Another source of information is the following website: http://hampshirewvbiketouring.weebly.com/.

Mountaineer Motorcross LLC

Dirt Drag Track, Drag Races, We race: mini mini’s To Nitromethane Top fuel.  Our track is a combination of clay and sand.   We are a fun family atmosphere, everyone is welcome!
In 2015 we have Hanging Rock Dirt & Mud Festival and Bike Drags.motocross-325661_1280 (180x125)

For more information contact:
EMAIL: mountaineermotorcross@gmail.com
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WEBSITE: http://www.mountaineermotorcross.com/
PHONE: 540-664-3478 or 304-496-7889,
COORDINATES: 39.231854, -78.578538

 

RAINY DAY

When it’s wet and rainy check out the local libraries for activities.

Hampshire County Public Library – Romney, WV 
http://hampshirecopubliclib.com/

Hampshire County Public Library – Capon Bridge, WV
http://caponbridge.lib.wv.us/contactus.html

 

 

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