Welcome to Randolph, West Virginia’s largest county – and a truly stunning place! Rich in rivers and surrounded by mountains, Randolph is home to some of the area’s most beautiful views. Although natural, Randolph also has its urban core – the micropolitan area of Elkins, rich in shops, restaurants and quality entertainment venues.
This part of the state boasts some of the most stunning sceneries you could possibly imagine! The county is nestled between the Seneca Rock and the Continental Divide and houses famous wonders such as the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area – where you can really enjoy the wilderness among huckleberry and blueberry bushes – and the Monongahela National Forest. If you are in for a long, long quiet walk, go to the Allegheny Highlands Trail which follows the route once followed by the trains, or enjoy the views from the historic Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad.
History buffs will love the Augusta Heritage Center, a hidden treasure of musical tradition and past, as well as the Camp Allegheny, an important Civil War landmark. For excellent fun head to the American Mountain Theater and Gandy Dancer Theatre, where all the local talents meet! Elkins Depot Welcome Center really represents the heart of the city of Elkins, the county capital, and is a fun attraction by itself.
This serene area is home to one of the state’s largest events, the Mountain State Forest Festival! Randolph County is also home to a special indigenous herb, the ramp, which is also the center of the Randolph County International Cook-off and Festival, an amazing cooking event that takes place at the city park in Elkins. Residents get together quite often and on many occasions, usually at events such as the Augusta Heritage Festival, the Beverly Heritage Day and the Bowden Fishing Derby. Both young ones and adults will love the Battle of Rich Mountain Reenactment for sure – hear you can learn more about the local history and have some real-life fun! In general, this is a great place for children! Local schools offer good education to our precious little ones and the city of Elkins houses a good local college, the Davis & Elkins College.
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