Visit Hardy County, WV

Rivers, Runs and Lakes

Hardy County’s rivers, stocked lakes, and mountain runs offer some of WV’s best fishing. Rent a canoe or kayak at Breezewood Adventures to see The Trough, an isolated 6-mile gorge on the South Branch of the Potomac River where bald eagles soar overhead. The South Fork is a seasonal float and fishing river, and Lost River disappears underground to become the Cacapon. Trout Pond Recreation Area is home to the 17-acre Rock Cliff Lake and Trout Pond, while diminutive, is West Virginia’s only natural lake.

Hiking, Biking, and Horseback Riding

Visit Lost River State Park and the impressive Cranny Crow Overlook. Hike the trails through the historic park or experience them on horseback with a guide from Hidden Trails Stables. Join Lost River Trails Coalition for their Lost River Trail Run in the park in early May and Lost River Classic Gravel Race in August. Moreover, In nearby George Washington National Forest hike or bike the trails to spectacular mountain vistas. 

In Town and Out

In Moorefield, tee-off at Valley View Golf Club or visit West-Whitehill Winery for a tour and tasting. Enjoy performances at McCoy’s Grand Theater, the latest movie at South Branch Cinema 6, or go bowling at Potomac Lanes. Pick strawberries at Buena Vista Farm or buy locally grown produce and beef at one of the many farm markets across the county. See glassblowing demonstrationsat Dakota Glass Works and visit WordPlay, an independent bookstore in Wardensville. Explore Lost River Artists Marketplace, South Fork General Store, Lost River General Store, Our Roots, and Lost River Trading Post, for WV-made products and artwork, antiques, made-to-order food, and beverages. 

Explore Our History and Yours

Travel our country roads to see the Hardy County Barn Quilt Trail. Follow the Hardy County Historic Schoolhouse Trail or the Civil War Trails markers to the many historic sites in the county. Celebrate our history and rural heritage at the 70th Annual Heritage Weekend county-wide festivities in late September.

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End your day with dinner and music at Mullins 1847 or Lost River Grill, dine by candlelight at Guesthouse Lost River, enjoy a steak at O’Neill’s, a wood-fire pizza at Lost + Found Pizza & Provisions, or a burger at Better Times, while you plan your next day’s adventure.

So, Visit Hardy for the day, but plan to spend the night! There are plenty of adventures left over to keep you busy the next day and the day after, too. 

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Potomac Lanes:

Lost River Artists Marketplace:

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Our Roots: 

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