It’s the Mountain State. So if you want the highest thrills for your buck, come to Mercer County. The nation’s largest off-road ATV trail network is in our backyard! The Hatfield-McCoy Trail has more than 600 miles to explore across several counties in West Virginia— with an emphasis on more.
As you might expect, there’s plenty of scope. Routes are well marked and scenic, with diverse terrain. It’s tough to pick where to go! Crazy Mountain Cycles have quads of all sizes and capabilities for rent. You can also sign up for guided off-road tours and overnight camping—adventure simplified!
Bramwell, the millionaires town, with a mansion-lined street where the barons of the coal boom lived—was once home to more millionaires per capita than anywhere in the nation. Take a walking tour of the mansions, or stop by the rail depot museum to delve deep into the town’s lavish past. Every spring, the doors of Victorian mansions open, revealing grand staircases, dainty fixtures, elaborate dining rooms and a rich history of money, good fortune and more.
Every trip needs a sweet treat, right? The Corner Shop in Bramwell should be on everybody’s bucket list. It’s a classic diner, complete with a working soda fountain. Retro desserts range from banana splits to malts. Best of all, key ingredients— like the ice cream and whipped cream— are homemade.
Spend the weekend (or week!) deep in Mercer County. A unique forest sleepover is the best way, after all, to slip into vacation mode. We’ve got hotels, cabins, and farmhouse B&Bs—all with Southern hospitality. Enjoy the beauty and wilderness in one of the The Yurts at Kairos Wilderness Resort. From tree houses, cabins and up, you’ll find that home away from home at Buffalo Trail. They have a full-service restaurant on-site (open Thursday-Saturday) with lush, open-air spaces and specialty drinks.
Mercer County has all the mountaintop scenery you could hope for. Start with Camp Creek State Park and Forest. There are spellbinding waterfalls, lively streams and miles of forest trails. Your kids will appreciate playground and game courts for volleyball, badminton and basketball. Four campgrounds are available, including one with space for horses.
When you’ve worked up an appetite, make a stop in downtown Princeton. Nothing tastes quite like homemade cuisine— especially when someone else prepares it! You’ll find everything from handmade pizza to BBQ and local craft beer. It’s a little bit of Appalachian sensibility with down-home fresh taste.
Mercer County, WV, is nestled deep in the heart of scenic Appalachia. From our rich coal history to our challenging off-road trails, we have a unique heritage to share.