EXPLORE

When visiting McDowell County, you'll have many great options for entertainment. Whether you enjoy hunting, hiking, or fishing, there are several wildlife management areas to enjoy. Not to mention, if you're a fan of ATVing, there are several trails to venture. Or, even if you just want to learn about the history of the county, there are several historical landmarks to visit.

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Activities

Hatfield and McCoy Trails

Hatfield and McCoy Trails

Nature

Panther Wildlife Management Area

Image Credit: Brian M. Powell, Wikipedia Creative Commons

Miracle Mountain Wilderness Park

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Anawalt Lake Wildlife Management Area

Image Credit: Brian M. Powell, Wikipedia Creative Commons

Berwind Wildlife Management Area

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History

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The Merci Boxcar of Welch

This French railroad boxcar is one of several gifts of gratitude from France in response to relief efforts provided by the United States.

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Martha H. Moore Riverfront Park

This park in Welch, WV was developed after a devastating flood in May 2002. The park uses the remnants of past structures for recreation.

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National Coal Heritage Trail

As part of the National Coal Heritage Trail, the Ashland, WV interpretive stop lies. The markers educate viewers on miners and their conditions.

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Twin Branch Tunnel (Davy Tunnel)

This historic tunnel was constructed in 1890 using primitive methods to burrow through a sandstone mountain.