Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area

Elkins, West Virginia

The Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area promotes the shared forest heritage of 16 counties in West Virginia (and two in Maryland). Within our diverse mountain forests, you can find year-round opportunities for all kinds of recreation, historic sites, unique events, and some of West Virginia’s most iconic and scenic destinations. Visit our website to learn about the unique natural, historic and cultural assets that make our region nationally important.

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