Old Spruce Brewing opening this spring

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer When Lawrence Walkup came to Snowshoe Mountain Resort as Food and Beverage Director 15 years ago, he didn’t necessarily intend to open his own brewery, but this spring, he will unveil his new business...

Seven Questions with…

1. Were you born in Pocahontas County? I was born here in Marlinton. I’ve lived here my entire life. 2. What is your favorite thing about living in Pocahontas County? I think it’s community. I love the...

Journey to Marlinton

Cara Rose, Executive Director Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau Every time I drive eastward over the Virginia line toward Staunton, a short trip by today’s standards, I am overcome with the beauty of this journey. ...

Compass – Winter 2019

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‘It’s Your History’ ~ Signs record the past for the future

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Like many of the trails in Pocahontas County, the West Fork Trail which begins in Durbin, is 22-miles of a reclaimed railroad trail. Where Chesapeake & Ohio Railway line trains used...

Stonecoal Campground ~ a secret slice of heaven

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Nestled in the mountains by the Shavers Fork of the Cheat River just over the county line in Randolph County, is the well-hidden, but very cozy Stonecoal Campground. Maintained by the Greenbrier District...

Hiking the hills of Pocahontas County

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer As autumn paints our mountain vistas with the colors of fall, Pocahontas County visitors, and residents alike, will have no trouble finding adventures aplen-ty as they mosey along the highways and...

Our love affair with the Highland Scenic Highway

Cara Rose Pocahontas County CVB The drive across the Highland Scenic Highway is remarkable any day of the year, but a trip across the Highland Scenic Highway in fall is nothing short of spectacular.  The pristine...