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Welcome to Randolph County

Surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, Randolph County is a natural paradise that has long been a destination for travelers and adventurous outdoor enthusiasts. Here you will find charming communities that are rich in heritage, blessed with unparalleled beauty, and come alive with arts and festivals. We are truly Authentic by Nature.

Explore

You can feel the fresh mountain breeze in the lush Monongahela National Forest, discover the many museums and historic sites, or embrace the culture of a small Swiss village. Board a vintage excursion train, access miles of trout streams, rivers, and rail trails, or pitch a tent under the clear night sky. Your perfect day is found right here in Randolph County.

Explore Randolph County

Dine

Randolph County has an amazing array of non-chain, independent restaurants. Our restaurants range from Venezuelan to Appalachian, casual fine dining to down home country cooking. The restaurant scene goes well beyond its West Virginia roots. Expect the extraordinary in Randolph County, whether its farm to table, mountain trout dip, or warm, delightful peach cobbler.

Dine in Randolph County

Sleep

Wake up each morning to a beautiful view surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains in one of our hotels, stay in one of the many historic inns throughout the county, or escape to a secluded cabin vacation rental or campground. When choosing to stay in Randolph County, you will discover plenty of options that suit your travel style.

Sleep in Randolph County

Unwind

Take a stroll and visit our quaint shops that carry local artisan’s creations. Slow down, enjoy a specialty coffee, or meet up over a cold craft brew. Before calling it a night don’t forget to experience a full spectrum of live local music.

Unwind in Randolph County

RandolphWV

Use the hashtag #RandolphWV in all your visits and adventure photography. We’ll post the ones we dig the most.

Have you visited the highest point in the state? Comment below 👇🏼
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A couple people I might know checking out the downstream end of the Sinks of Gandy. #sinksofgandy #randolphwv #randolphcountywv #onlyinwestvirginia #wvtourism #wvliving #naturalwestvirginia #glimpsesofappalachia #bestofthemountainstate #westvirginia_lovers #experiencewestvirginia ##gotowv #westvirginia #ericwasthere #erinwasthere #iwastheretoo ...

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So yesterday it was winter, today it’s fall. To quote Monty Python, “winter gave spring and summer a miss and went straight into autumn.” If I’m going to be posting out of season I might as well post my favorite from last fall. This is a shot of one of the roads that goes through Kumbrabow State Forest. I don’t know how we did it because it wasn’t planned, but we went there at the perfect time last year.
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T-minus 2 weeks until the train pulls into the depot again!

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Huttonsville Barn. #westvirginia #wvtourism #almostheaven #almostheavenwv #wildandwonderful #gotowv #wvliving #wondergrams #glimpses_of_appalachia wildwonderful_ #appalachian_explorers #backroad_visions #amateurphotography #beginnerphotography #ruralamerica #countryroads #randolphwv #rural_love #ipulledoverforthis #appalachianmountains #barns #barnsofinstagram #takemehomecountryroads #themountainsarecalling ...

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Just A Man Doing What He Loves.

Here is DGVRR worker, Gabriel Morrison on the deck of the First Class Parlor car on the DGVRR's, New Tygart Flyer excursion helping lead the train in backwards back into historic Elkins WV while blowing the horn through the 11th Street crossing. I met Gabriel during my weekend in Elkins and I talked to him every day I was there, I railfanned every train that he was on, and I rode two of the trains he was working on. In those past few days, I learned how much he loves his job and railroading, how friendly he is to people, how helpful he is, and a few things about his life. His job definitely isn't easy but he does it because he loves it which makes a great employee no matter if it's railroading or not. Out of all the employees I've met on the DGVRR, Gabriel Morrison was IMO the friendliness, no offense to any other DGVRR workers. If your ever at the DGVRR, and if you see Gabriel, make sure to atleast say hi and maybe sit down and chat with him. I would like to thank all railroad workers/volunteers for all the hard work that yall put in to keep trains in the U.S. or around the world running.
Part Of Photo Collection 7.
Taken with my Canon EOS 7D.
Taken on 8-6-21.
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Springtime in the mountains
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Spruce Knob Lake holds a special place in my heart! As a child spending the summers with my grandparents, we would often go to the lake to fish and explore the area. My grandma would take us on hikes around the lake, pointing out and naming seeming every plant we passed 🌿☘️🌲


📍Spruce Knob Lake, WV





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Mill Creek Falls in Kumbrabow State Forest from fall of last year. I’ve been impatiently waiting for the leaves to turn this year. It’s a struggle.
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The Two GP9's.

Here are two of the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad's EMD GP9 locomotives resting in the Belington Rail Yard with 6641 (Former Texas & New Orleans) in a B&O paint scheme and 6153 (Former Kanawha River Terminal, and I believe originally C&O) in KRT Paint but with C&O and DGVRR patches on the side of it.
Part Of Photo Collection 11.
Taken with my Canon EOS 7D.
Taken on 8-6-21.
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Before my daughter and I said our goodbyes and parted ways, we stopped for coffee in the mountain town of Elkins, West Virginia.
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This lovely coffee drink is called the Headless Horseman and was, of course, my daughter’s pick. She loved it!
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If in the area, stop by and try one of their crazy flavors!
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🚨ART ALERT🚨 Don’t miss the newest mural in #downtownelkins!

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The Flyer Is Back!

After one long year of not operating due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad decided to resume there popular New Tygart Flyer excursions out of historic Elkins WV for the 2021 season. Yesterday I got the chance to spend the day with my two favorite EMD F7 Units once again by recording, taking pics, riding the train to the high falls, and even got to meet steven_saine_railfan_prod! Here we see the New Tygart Flyer departing the Historic Western Maryland Railway Depot in Elkins West Virginia with WM EMD F7 No. 67 ex Clinchfield leading the train back to the DGVRR yard in Belington WV.
Part Of Photo Collection 6.
Taken with my Canon EOS 7D.
Taken on 8-6-21.
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I unknowingly celebrated national photography day by going out and shooting a favorite waterfall. I didn’t even know it was a thing. 🤷‍♂️ So now I have a waterfall for waterfall Wednesday and it’s all coming together. This is Mill Creek Falls at Kumbrabow State Forest. I had to wait for a couple crazies that were swimming in the ice cold trout stream before I could get the shots I wanted, so I got the chance to go upstream a little bit. Anybody else crazy enough to like to swim in super cold water?
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I've said it before and I'll say it again this giantbicyclesusa Trance Advanced 29er is my favorite mtb ever! It just does everything so well! Now with the edition of the new rockshox SID 120 with 35mm stanchions this bike just got better! This Rock Shox SID is so RAD! It has amazing small bump compliance and still ramps ups perfectly to take the big hits! It's absolutely amazing! #ridelife #rideordie #ridegiant #gianttrance29er #rockshox #sid #singletrack #mudlife #spring #thunderstorm #randolphwv ...

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Jingle All the Way to #downtownElkins this Friday at 6pm for the Chamber's Christmas Parade 🎶
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Fall in Kumbrabow. #westvirginia #gotowv #wvtourism #almostheaven #wildandwonderful #onlyinwestvirginia #igers_of_wv #wvexplored #wondergrams #glimpses_of_appalachia #amateurphotography #beginnerphotography #raw_seasons #autumnphotography #wvstateparks #randolphwv #countryroads #backroads #wv_igers #appalachianmountains #outside_project #gooutsideandplay westvirginia_lovers #pocket_allnature #fall #theopenhub #splendid_woodlands #forest_masters #fever_trees #mountainsaboveall #naturelovers ...

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Canaan Loop Road #wvtourism #gotowv #westvirginia #almostheaven #wildandwonderful #onlyinwestvirginia #wv_igers #igers_of_wv #monongahelanationalforest #wondergrams #amateurphotography #beginnerphotographer #nature_captures #pocket_allnature #raw_seasons #snow_perfection #snow #hugs_for_trees #treesofinstagram #raw_skies #unlimitedsunset #glimpses_of_appalachia #randolphwv #dscvr_earth #countryroads #gettuckered #goneoutdoors #outside_project ...

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