Go hunting at one of Hampshire County's four
Public Wildlife Management Areas or at North
River Retreat, a private preserve that offers guided hunts, shooting clays and clinics in outdoor skills.
Check out the spectacular West Virginia
fall foliage on the Potomac
Eagle Scenic Railroad excursion or just driving Hampshire
County's country roads. Reservations fill up fast for late
September/October, so call early to ensure your stay.
Jump in a pile of leaves like you
used to as a kid!
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Hoy Road is a quiet country lane where you can take a leisurely stroll and enjoy some wonderful vistas.
Take a trip back in history and nature on the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad's vintage train, which follows the South Branch of the Potomac River as it cuts through the mountains, creating The Trough, where American bald eagles nest. Excursions run weekends May through September, daily in October, and on special occasions in November/December.
Guests have seen the eagles either in their nest, soaring over the mountains, or diving for fish in the river, on nearly every ride on the rail excursion.
Among the many history events to enjoy here is Family Frontier Day at Fort Edwards, a French and Indian War era site in Capon Bridge, where re-enactors demonstrate period weapons, tools and crafts.
Guests enjoy canoeing and kayaking on the North River, the Cacapon River, and the South Branch of the Potomac River.
Apple and peach orchards provide lovely views along Hoy Rd. each spring.
Historic markers abound in Hampshire County, West Virginia's first county, where the county seat, Romney, claims to be West Virginia's oldest town, chartered in 1754.
You can learn to shoot clays from "The Matrix" at North River Retreat, which also offers guided hunts for quail, deer and spring gobblers, pond and river fishing, and various outdoor skills courses.