The headwaters of the Pocahontas County rivers are largely protected within the Monongahela National Forest, a wonder in itself with countless walking, hiking and biking trails to explore. Snowshoe Mountain Resort offers 257 acres of skiable terrain. Even when it ski season passes, the resort still hosts a variety of festivals, competitions and other outdoor recreation. Cass and the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroads will escort you to some of West Virginia’s most beautiful views. If the vibrant colors of the Cranberry Glades or the cascading waterfalls of Hills Creek don’t take your breath away, take a trip to Green Bank Telescope and Observatory. Ponder alien life, creation or the mysteries of the universe under the stars within a National Quiet Zone.
While Pocahontas County draws countless tourists to its borders every year, you almost have to live here to have the time to truly explore its many treasures. Don’t hesitate to call a REALTOR® if you find that’s the case!
Pocahontas County, WV Real Estate
Real estate in Pocahontas County can include homes for sale in towns like Marlinton and Hillsboro, cabins with mountain views, raw land for building your own dream home, skiing condos in Snowshoe, WV, or mountain retreats. Take your pick!
Local Attractions in Pocahontas County, WV
The list of things to see in Pocahontas County, WV, could be endless. There’s a reason they call it nature’s mountain playground! I’ve attempted to highlight and connect you to some of the top Pocahontas County points of interest below, but I think you’ll find it will take too many trips. Eventually, you’re just going to have to bite the bullet and start looking at homes for sale in Pocahontas County, WV. Don’t worry. I’ll help!
Community and Events in Pocahontas County, WV
No matter your age or way of life, you won’t lack for things to do in Pocahontas County, WV. In addition to its pristine slopes, Snowshoe Resort also hosts a variety of festivals, races or other activities throughout the year. Cass and the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad both offer beautiful train rides to explore the Mountain State – some even in the style of murder mysteries or the Polar Bear Express! Farms in Pocahontas County have built up a thriving agritourism industry, and many small towns host festivals like Pioneer Days or the Wild Edibles Festival. The one festival you won’t want to miss? The annual West Virginia Roadkill Cook-off in Marlinton!
Pocahontas County, WV Schools
There are five public schools in Pocahontas County, WV. The county’s only high school is located in Dunmore, WV, 15 miles from Marlinton, WV, and 26 miles from Hillsboro, WV. Marlinton has both a middle school and an elementary school, while Hillsboro only has an elementary school. There is also a combined elementary and middle school in Green Bank, WV.
The Pocahontas County Board of Education oversees the following schools:
Getting to Pocahontas County, WV
It would seem almost all roads lead to Pocahontas County. If you’re planning on driving, follow the directions below or check here for maps and directions to specific locations in Pocahontas County.
From the South
From I-77 and I-64, take Route 219 North to Lewisburg or Route 60/92 North to White Sulphur Springs.
From the North
From I-79, take the Route 33 exit for Weston and proceed east to Elkins and then south on Route 219.
From the East
From I-81, you can take Route 55, 33, 250 or 39 into West Virginia.
From the West
From I-64, follow the WV Turnpike east. Take Route 219 North to Lewisburg or Route 60/92 North to White Sulphur Springs.
From I-64 at Beckley, travel north on Route 19, then head east on Route 39/55 via Richwood.
Pocahontas County By Train
If you’d rather take a train into town, reserve a trip on the Amtrak Cardinal route, which stops in White Sulphur Springs, WV, three times a week. White Sulphur Springs is approximately one hour south of Pocahontas County.
Call Amtrak at (800) 872-7245 to make a reservation.