Greater Parkersburg

Kayaking at North Bend State Park Lake

Blennerhassett Mansion

North Bend Rail Trail

Bird watching at North Bend Rail Trail

Hiking at North Bend State Park

Island Belle Sternwheeler

Wagon ride on Blennerhassett Island

Enjoy Three Fantastic State Parks

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

The site of the alleged plot by Aaron Burr and Harman Blennerhassett to establish a southwest empire. Features the reconstructed Blennerhassett Mansion, guided tours, concession stand, gift shop, narrated wagon rides, hiking trails and picnic facilities. The island is accessible by sternwheeler boat. Frequent special events include Mansion by Candlelight each October.


North Bend State Park

The park offers a multitude of recreational facilities in a beautiful pastoral setting. The fishing streams, lake, hiking trails, abundant wildlife and excellent overnight accommodations, lodge and cabins, and lodge dining room are some of the features of this year-round park. 


North Bend Rail Trail State Park

The trail stretches 72 miles across north-central and western West Virginia. This wilderness path takes travelers across 36 bridges and through 10 tunnels and is part of the 5,500-mile American Discovery Trail, which spans the length of the United States. The trail has become one of the most renowned recreational trails through the Appalachians, and is known for its mountainous scenery and varied views of shaded tree canopies, rock cuts and farmland. Highlights include a 2,297-foot tunnel and the “haunted” Silver Run Tunnel.

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North Bend State Park

North Bend State Park

North Bend's nine deluxe vacation cabins are located atop a secluded ridge in a white pine forest. Constructed of solid cedar, the…