The picturesque landscapes of Randolph County are no secret to visitors and locals alike. It is nearly impossible to go anywhere in the county without being surrounded by jaw-dropping scenes. The vibrant rolling hills, the miles of river banks, gorgeous wildflowers lining hiking trails – there is a photo op everywhere you look.
Here are some of the best spots we found to capture the beauty of Randolph County:
Take the trek up the winding mountain road just past Stuart’s Recreation Area in Bowden and climb the tower for a complete panoramic view of Randolph County. Gaze as far as the eye can see and take in the mountainous views from every angle. Locals will tell you it doesn’t matter how many times they’ve seen the view; it takes their breath away every time they reach the top. There’s no way you can leave without a photo.
Mill Creek Falls:
Nestled in Kumbrabow State Forest, is the Mill Creek Falls. This spot can be accessed by a quick hike through the forest and is the perfect place to dip your feet in the water or even find a few crawfish in the rocks. The rushing falls are the perfect backdrop to a quick photo to show off your hike!
The Forks Inn:
The Forks Inn is your one-stop shop for your foodie and scenery Instagram post! With a diverse and delicious menu adorned with local and homemade items, you’ll want to take a picture of everything your server brings to the table. The handcrafted cocktails up against the mountainous backdrop is hands down the perfect scene for your Instagram!
For an extra exciting excursion, hop aboard the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley train, the New Tygart Flyer for a trip to High Falls. This beautiful scene can be accessed by a short walk, but how many times can you post an Instagram story of a vintage train taking you through the mountains of West Virginia?
This beautiful structure sits in the center of Davis & Elkins College’s campus and is a focal point of the community. The architecture and original features dating back to 1893 will stop you in your tracks. Not to mention, the view from the veranda is a perfect combination of the Elkins cityscape and rustic mountains! Your Instagram can’t miss it!
Now that you know some of the best spots in Randolph County – get out and start gramming. Make sure to use #RandolphWV so we can feature your photos too!