Let’s Explore

⋅ Recreation & Outdoor ⋅

Come to Hampshire County. Unplug from technology, enjoy a scenic train ride, take a float trip on the South Branch, visit a farmers market or fruit stand. Spend a few days in our quiet, two-lane paradise.

Capon Bridge Public Library

2987 Northwestern Pike
Capon Bridge, WV 26711
Hours: Mon 11 am - 6 pm; Tue 11 am - 8 pm; Wed - Fri 11 am - 6 pm; Sat 9 am - 1 pm, Closed Sun

Chill Out at Ice Mountain Preserve

It is designated, by the National Park Service, as a National Natural Landmark which protects birds and plants usually found in much colder regions. Ice Mountain gets its name from the arctic air escaping from the vents. Please contact the docents to visit and tour the Preserve, at least two weeks in advance. ORThe Nature Conservancy in West Virginia Contact: 304-637-0160 Email: westvirginia@tnc.org Website: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/westvirginia/placesweprotect/ice-mountain-preserve.xml To learn more, visit this Public Broadcast produced video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBUUCESehms

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Capon Bridge, WV 26711
Hours: By Reservation

Flying Buck Distillery

Locally made moonshine. Home of the Squirrel Festival held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Doors open at 4 pm and we eat at 5 pm.

13841 Northwestern Pike
Augusta, WV 26704
Hours: call

Hampshire County Parks and Recreation

There are 5 parks located throughout Hampshire County. The Parks include: picnic pavilions, outdoor amphitheaters, horseshoe pits, basketball and sand volleyball courts. ‘Hampshire Park’ has a fully furnished kitchen, dining facility and bunk houses. Monday – Friday, between 9:00 am-1:00 pm

various sites through out Hampshire Co.
Romney, WV 26757
Hours: By Reservation

Hampshire County Public Library – Romney, WV

153 W. Main Street
Romney, WV 26757
Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri: 10am – 6pm; Tue/Thurs: 9am – 7pm; Sat: 10am – 4pm; Sun: Closed

Hampshire County, WV Bike Touring

Our country roads and off road trails are perfect for local biking and touring and a great way to explore the area. For more information please contact the Hampshire County Parks Department

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Local Fishing – WV DNR -District 2

Hampshire County is the home of four native trout streams and six stocked locations. These include Mill Creek, Mill Run, Dillon’s Run, Edwards Run, North River and Warden Lake. Fishing Regulations and maps: http://www.wvdnr.gov Licenses can be purchased online at: https://www.wvhunt.com Other Fishing Events can be found on the Hampshire County Parks website: http://www.hampshirecountyparks.com

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Romney, WV 26757
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Closed Holidays

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually striking gorge known as the Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, the Trough is home to American bald eagles. Excursions run May through November.

149 Eagle Drive
Romney, WV 26757

Romney Cycles

At Romney Cycles we are ‘powersports’ enthusiasts. We are excited to help you experience fun and adventure that a quality Bri-Mar Carry-on Trailer, Kawasaki, Suzaki and Yamaha vehicles can bring. Our service department has received top awards, ratings and customer satisfaction. Come in and visit us.

51 Industrial Park Rd.
Romney, WV 26757
Hours: Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm; Sat 9am - 4 pm; Sun - Out Riding

Smokin Musket Outdoors

Get all your Hunting and Fishing Supplies. TECHNO 400 PRO: Call for an appointment to shoot, only $10 for 30 minutes.

1629 E. Bloomery Pike
Bloomery, WV 26817
Hours: Mon & Tue 12 pm - 8 pm; Wed - Sat 9 am - 8 pm; Sun 9 am - 3 pm

Trough General Store & Canoe Rentals

Paddle through the Wilderness in Hampshire County from the Canoe rentals, fishing supplies (no licenses) bait, drinks, snacks, ice. Another way to witness the American Bald Eagles flying over the Trough. 9 1/2 miles south on South Branch River Rd. off US 50 W from Romney. Open April – Mid October Wednesday-Monday: 8AM – 6PM

9690 South Branch River Rd
Romney, WV 26757
Hours: 10 am - 4 pm; Closed Tue

WV State Hiking Trails Inventory

Hiking Trails located in the following Wildlife Management Areas of Hampshire County (click link): Fort Mill Ridge Short Mountain  Nathaniel Mountain Edwards Run Springfield (White Horse) (TBD) Ice Mountain Preserve George Washington & Jefferson National Forest   

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