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Upshur County: West Virginia’s Hidden Treasure

by JonPharr

Upshur County, West Virginia, offers a mix of natural beauty, historical sites, and recreational activities that can appeal to tourists. While it may not be as well-known as some other tourist destinations, Upshur County has its own unique highlights. Keep in mind that the availability of attractions and events may change, so it’s always a good idea to check for the latest information. Here are some potential tourism highlights in Upshur County:

Audra State Park:
Audra State Park is known for its picturesque scenery, including the Middle Fork River, rock outcroppings, and lush forests. Visitors can enjoy hiking trails, fishing, and picnicking.

Fish Hawk Acres:
For culinary enthusiasts, Fish Hawk Acres is a local farm and market offering fresh, locally sourced produce and gourmet foods. Visitors can explore the farm and enjoy farm-to-table experiences.

West Virginia Wildlife Center:
This wildlife education facility features native West Virginia wildlife in natural habitats. It’s an educational and family-friendly destination. And be sure to visit the gift shop while you are there to find unique WV gifts to remember your trip.

Civil War Trails:
Upshur County has historical significance from the Civil War era. With 5 landmark signs around the county, you can explore the Civil War Trails and visit the sites that played a role in this pivotal period of American history.

West Virginia Wesleyan College:
Explore the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College, a private liberal arts college founded in 1890. The campus is known for its historic architecture and beautiful surroundings.

Jawbone Park:
Whether it’s all decorated for the holidays, or filled with music and vendors during festival season, Jawbone Park is a favorite destination spot conveniently located in downtown Buckhannon. Jawbone is home to our annual events, such has The WV Strawberry Festival, Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, Festival Fridays, and more! Jawbone Park offers an abundance of green space, a playground, and a covered stage for a variety of entertainment year round.

Outdoor Recreation:
Upshur County offers plentiful river access for fishing, kayaking, swimming, and more. Upshur County is also home to an 8+mile (and growing) trail system for hiking, biking, running, or casually exploring our beautiful outdoors. You will also find areas for camping, hundreds of miles for off-road exploring, and lots of natural beauty in places like West Virginia State

Wildlife Center, the waterfalls at Fidler’s Mill, Pringle Tree Park, and so much more.
For travelers who prefer to travel by small plane, Upshur County Regional Airport (W22) is located just off Brushy Fork Road less than two miles from beautiful downtown Buckhannon. Airport patrons are greeted by a stunning view! Pilots and passengers can take advantage of available hangar space or aircraft tie downs, and use the airport’s courtesy car to attend a business meeting, grab lunch, or go see a wonderful show. Take advantage of our low Jet A and 100LL prices by letting our line staff fuel you while you are out. Freshen up and grab a cup of coffee in our terminal before taking off to your next destination.

Fly in, grab a bite to eat, catch an incredible play put on by the Buckhannon Community Theatre, before turning into to one of our many cozy cabins for the night. Come experience our Small Town Getaway with Big Time Charm! #visitupshur
Contact the Upshur County Convention & Visitor Bureau for more information on lodging, local attractions and upcoming events in our area. Find out more at VisitUpshur.org

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