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Elkins; Mountain Culture WV

A travel journal to Elkins by wvbluerock

Quote: For a mountain town of 8000, Elkins has a lot going on. Scenic, centrally located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and culturally interesting, it's often overlooked by tourists.

Elkins; Mountain Culture WV

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Elkins swells with tourists for the annual Augusta Workshops. This features one week mountain crafts and music workshops by nationally renowned artists from late June to August. Nearby are great places to see wildlife, explore backcountry (Blackwater Falls, Cranberry Glades), go caving, canoe or raft wild rivers or ski (Snowshoe, Silver Creek, Canaan Valley). Don't miss the fall colors and Forest Festival in mid-October.Quick Tips: Elkins public airport closed several years ago, so it's best to either drive to town or fly into Pittsburgh or Charleston, WV and rent a car from there. Many of Elkin's attractions are outside town, but less than an hour away. If you are coming during the F...Read More

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