Greater Parkersburg

Ritchie County

Ritchie County is home to a plethora of outdoor adventures, unique shopping experiences, eye opening scenery and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. 

Be it by by bike, horseback or your own two feet, the 72-mile North Bend Rail Trail offers one of the most unique trail experiences in the state. It passes through quiet forests, peaceful farmland and rural villages. Stop by the Old Stone House, the first home in a once fierce frontier, or drop by the historic stage coach inn. See the sites of daring train robberies or seek out the legendary tunnel ghosts. Dare to ride through our 13 trail tunnels including Tunnel Number 10, which is nearly 350 feet long and was bored through solid rock long before the Civil War. North Bend State Park also features camping, nature trails and a 300-acre lake for kayaking and fishing. North Bend Climbing Guides is a must stop for all of those interesting in scaling the best rock formations the area has to offer.  To build your own unqiue North Bend State Park Experience Click Here. 

Explore quaint local shops like Berdine's Five and Dime store, where each isle of unique wares will take you a step further down memory lane. A perfect location for finding that special and memoriable souviner to remind you of your visit in Ritchie County. 

Looking for a unique place to stay? Check out Log House Homestead Bed & Breakfast! Located near North Bend State Park, this hand-hewn Log House is a historical representation of West Virginia culture and heritage. The structure, architecture, and furnishings are of the 1820’s, but with amenities of the 21st century. Think of it as a museum you can stay in – not just walk through. After a restful night, guests enjoy a hearty country breakfast. This delightful culinary experience is brought to your door in baskets.

Only several hours from major metropoliton areas such as Columbus, Pittsburgh, Charleston and more, Ritchie County is an untapped weekend destination sure to put a smile on your face!  For more information look to the right hand side of this page partner information and informational videos centering around Ritchie County. For groups interested in itineraries click: Ritchie county group tours

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