Explorers Welcome! Mercer County, West Virginia

Princeton, Bluefield, and Exit 9 are conveniently located off I-77. After you’re done touring, venture deeper into Mercer County! You’ll discover quirky towns and cities with rich history, colourful murals and intriguing shows and attractions. An invigorating journey awaits!

Get out and explore the great outdoors in Mercer County, West Virginia! Just take off along the trails. The hardest part is choosing which one to take.

Check out the dirt track, or the winding Hatfield-McCoy Trails, since they’re one of the largest ATV trail systems in the nation. More than 700 miles of off-road adventure wind through these southern mountains, and it all begins with Mercer County’s Pocahontas trailhead in historic Bramwell. This convenient access point to 1-77 has a spacious parking lot and rest area. Best of all, it’s open year round. Get your ATV permits and merchandise at Bramwell City Hall, Bramwell Soda Fountain and Corner Shop, The Quality Hotel and Conference Center, Buffalo Trails and Millers ATV. Even if you don’t own an ATV, you can still experience the outdoors by renting ATVs from WV ATV Rentals, located in Rock near the Pocahontas and Indian Ridge trail systems.

Spend some time in our two state parks! Take a refreshing hike at Pinnacle Rock State Park. The easy rock staircase is fun for children and adults, and the view from the top of the rock is worth the trek! The park also has a play area for children and picnic tables for lunchtime. As for your next adventure, Camp Creek State Park’s Turkey Loop Trail leads to two of the best waterfalls in southern West Virginia — Mash Fork and Campbell.

Our backyard can be your playground. Bluefield City Park, also called Lotito City Park, is not just for the kids. The park boasts of a 14-mile trail system in the wooden areas around the park. There are 7 recreational trails in the 440-acre park where residents and visitors can run, walk, bike and explore outdoors.

If you are looking for something to do at night, the Railyard, in Bluefield, has live music to go with their craft beer and awesome menu. The Chuck Mathena Center stands out as a place for entertainment, education and the arts. You won’t find anything else like it in southern WV. The nearly 1,000 seat theatre is home for off-Broadway shows, comedies, dance, art productions, and musicals.

You don’t want to miss the chance to explore one of the most haunted places in southern West Virginia! Visit Lake Shawnee’s Abandoned Amusement Park. The park shut down in 1966 and has been abandoned ever since. Stories of eerie happenings and past troubles make this place a favourite with paranormal groups and those who like a good scare.

Mercer County is looking for explorers. Discover what is here for you.

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