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3 Towns
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Day 1


Experience Public Art in Elkins


Start the day with breakfast at Tiptop where art is on full display throughout the cafe. Have a delicious bagel, a savory bagel sandwich, or indulge in delicious fresh baked pastries.


  1. Stop by the Elkins Depot Welcome Center to get all the maps and guides you’ll need for your adventure. Pick up the Heritage Quilt Block brochure for your art adventure.
  2. Find all the heritage quilt blocks on the Heritage Quilt Trail–all located in downtown Elkins.
  3. Take in the graffiti wall on Third Street, in the alleyway across from Fancy Paws and snap a photo!
  4. Explore our other great public art and downtown murals. Find them all, including our iconic, “Unexpectedly Cool” mural!


Savor the flavor at El Gran Sabor with authentic Venezuelan cuisine. Choose the Cachapa (a sweet corn pancake stuffed with meat, veggies, and cheese) or go with the enchiladas – all served with rice and beans, plantains, or fries. Open Wednesday through Saturday – don’t forget to check out live music on Wednesday & Friday evenings!


  1. Indulge your sweet tooth by stopping at Guilty Pleasures Sweet Shop or pick up something delicious for  when the craving strikes.
  2. You’ll love shopping at Mycelium and Artists at Work – both staple shops in the downtown for art lovers.
  3. Stop by The Crossing Coffee Bar (within the Delmonte Market) for a latte to keep you fueled for an exciting evening full of live music and fun. While you sip on your caffeine, shop around at The Delmonte Market and some of the local artisans’ wares.
  4. During the summer on Thursday evenings check out the Classic Car Cruise In’s and Live Music in the Elkins Rotary Amphitheater in Downtown Elkins – beginning at 5pm! Exciting concerts take place many evenings during the Augusta Heritage summer program. Check out their schedule to plan your experience.


Cold beer, a wide-array of fun cocktails, and a delicious menu await at Beander’s Restaurant and Tavern. Local favorites include the Buffalo Chicken Dip, Philly Cheese Steak, and Chicken, Steak, or Veggie Pita.

Day 2


Embrace Helvetia's Swiss Culture and Cuisine


EATS Restaurant has everything you’re looking for in a delightful breakfast. This local favorite is on your way to Helvetia. Just head South on US 250/219 to Valley Bend for this can’t miss meal!


  1. Head south on Route 219 and continue to Mill Creek. From there, take Helvetia-Adolph Road/Mill Street, which will lead you into the historic and cultural community of Helvetia.
  2. Embark on Helvetia’s Historic Hiking Trail, a 2.5-mile public trail that retraces the path of Helvetia’s early settlers.
  3. Discover the mask museum (where the annual Fasnacht masks are kept) and purchase your Helvetia t-shirt as a keepsake at Swiss Roots.

Did You Know?

One year after its establishment, Helvetia had a population of thirty-two. By 1874, this number had increased to 308. While many descendants of these early settlers still reside there, the population has since dwindled to around sixty people.


The Hütte Restaurant promises to delight your palate with its array of Swiss dishes. Savor specialties like Bratwurst, Zurich Sauerbraten, Morgen Henalie, Swiss Cheese Soup, Swiss Muesli, and many others! To ensure a table, it’s highly recommended to make a reservation by calling (304) 924-6435.


  1. Venture to Beverly, an undiscovered historical gem in West Virginia. Stroll through its historic downtown using a self-guided tour brochure available at the Beverly Heritage Center, where you can delve into the rich history and culture of Randolph County.
  2. For an exciting adventure, try out the Escape Room set in the 1841 Randolph County Jail.
  3. As you wander around town, be sure to explore the numerous antique shops that add to Beverly’s unique charm.


Choose from one of our unique restaurants, The Southern Kitchen for down-home cooking, or Mi Fiesta for Mexican cuisine in Beverly.

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2-Day Art & Culture Adventure