A Winter Adventure That’s Worth the Cold

Just because the temperatures have dropped, the fun doesn’t have to stop. West Virginia’s beautiful mountainous terrain provides an abundance of opportunity to explore during the winter months. This winter, experience the thrill and exhilaration of West Virginia’s natural roller coaster in beautiful Mercer County. Not only is Mercer County filled with art, history, culture and adventure, it is also southern West Virginia’s gateway to the Hatfield-McCoy Trails. The fun never stops in Mercer County. Get ready for the ultimate winter adventure.

Explore the Town of Millionaires

The small, historic town of Bramwell was founded in the late 1800s during the coal boom and was once home to the most millionaires per capita in the United States. Today, gorgeous mansions remain, lining the brick streets along the banks of the Bluestone River. Spend the day marveling at the beauty and history of the town. Grab a bite to eat at the Corner Shop Diner, and pay a visit to the Bramwell Train Depot where you can see photos and artifacts from the early days of the town. Neighboring Pinnacle Rock State Park is the perfect place for hiking and exploring. The park’s overlook is the perfect place for panoramic views of Mercer County’s rolling hills and mountains.

Ride Through the Mountains on One of the World’s Largest Trail Systems

Bramwell is also an ATV-friendly town and home to the Pocahontas trailhead on the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System, which is one of the largest trail systems in the world. The Hatfield-McCoy Trails span across more than 700 miles throughout Southern West Virginia. Bramwell is home to several ATV-friendly B&Bs, and Buffalo Trail is located just several minutes outside of town. Buffalo Trail features cabins, RV sites, campsites and a restaurant & brewery. Visitors have a myriad of options to choose from to ensure their winter adventure is perfect for them.

For more information on the outdoor adventures in Mercer County, visit the Mercer County CVB and get started planning your Southern West Virginia getaway this winter. To extend your adventure, check out a more extensive list of winter off-roading in Almost Heaven.

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

This post was last updated on March 2, 2022