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The Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia is located along the eastern border of the state. The Allegheny Mountains cut through the region creating wonderful hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking, rock climbing and spelunking opportunities. Much of the region is devoted to state and national forests and wilderness areas making the Potomac Highlands a great place to view or hunt wildlife.
During your visit, you can also tour museums dedicated to everything from the Civil War to science. Quaint towns offer great shopping, fine dining, music venues and art museums.
A great way to explore the region is by enjoying a scenic trip on one of the three excursion railroads in operation. Golfers will find an array of challenging courses to test their skills on. Potomac Highlands is situated in a rain shadow making it the perfect place to grow grapes. A handful of wineries are in operation offering tours, tasting and amazing vintages to take home.
Whether you seek whitewater adventure or pure relaxation while overlooking the mountains from the window of your cozy bed & breakfast, you will find the Potomac Highlands has it all.
Potomac Highlands Region of West Virginia Events - Back to EventsRamps and Rail Festival
Come and listen to the music, shop from the local crafts people, ride the excursion train and try the flavorful ramp dishes prepared by local cooks. This annual event attracts people from the local area as well as those from out of state.
(04/30/2011 to 04/30/2011)
Enjoy great free entertainment, vendors, booth, beauty pageant, and the best festival food as the first festival of the Springtime. This event starts Friday evening at 5:00 PM and ends on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 PM
(04/29/2011 to 05/01/2011)
Durbin Rocket starts rolling down the tracks the first weekend of May, for all of you train buffs. This excursion train is powered by a rare steam locomotive - Old #3 is one of only three operating Climax geared logging locomotives on earth. Come and ride the Rocket, starting every Saturday & Sunday, May 7th and 8th, 14th and 15th, 20th and 21st and 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th (Memorial Day) and continues every weekend through October.
(05/07/2012 to 10/30/2012)