Once you spend a couple days in the Valley, you won't want to leave. No matter your interests (provided they do not include crowds, traffic, tall buildings, and smog) the Lost River Valley has something for everyone.
Most folks first come to the Valley seeking peace and quiet, the beauty of the mountains, and the serenity of its pace of life. And in all of those ways, the Valley delivers. But once you shed your Beltway mentality and decompress, you'll find many great places and activities to explore.
The best way to experience the natural beauty of our corner of the Apallachians is via the miles of hiking trails in Hardy County's several state and national parks. The top photo on the left was taken in Lost River State Park where the view encompasses five counties in two states. Other great hikes can be found at the Wolf Gap National Recreation Area and in the George Washington National Forest. Canoeing, climbing, fishing and even spelunking are all possible in this part of West Virginia.
Hardy County is also known for its country crafts and you'll find a great selection of local artisans' work at the Lost River Craft Co-op. Over in Moorefield, the county seat, you might hunt for antiques or take in a performance at the historic McCoy Theater. Still need ideas? Feel free to drop us a lineand we'll let you know what's going on this time of year.