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25 Free Things To Do In Preston County

  1. Choose from one of five trails at Cranesville Swamp to hike and see, hear, and smell the swamp’s plant and animal life
  2. Hike on one of 50 trails at Coopers Rock State Forest
  3. Visit Cathedral State Park and take in the beauty of the 50 species of wildflowers
  4. Walk, Bike or Blade the Rail Trails winding their way through Preston County
  5. Tour the Crimson Shamrock Farm and experience the wonderful nature of the alpacas and sheep
  6. Revisit the sight of Cannon Hill, where civil war howitzers were placed to protect the railroad from Confederate raiders
  7. Bring your fishing pool and fish for trout along the banks of the Cheat River (requires a one day license)
  8. Reflect in one of the pews at “Our Lady of the Pines”-the smallest church in the lower 48 states
  9. Drive to Cool Springs Park on US Rt 50 and experience its uniqueness
  10. Bring the family to “Movies on the Lawn” at the Preston County Inn
  11. Tour the historic McGrew House
  12. Hop in your car and take a leisurely drive in the scenic mountains and experience the fall foliage
  13. Along Rt. 26 stop and see an original historic Old Iron Furnace
  14. View the cast that created the original Mountaineer statue at the Preston County Chamber of Commerce and the Preston County Visitor’s Center
  15. Visit Arthurdale’s New Deal Homestead community created by President Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930’s
  16. Ride the rapids and get your feet wet in the Cheat River
  17. View the burial site of William McPeck – known to be the one who helped carry President Abraham Lincoln out of Ford’s Theater the night he was assassinated
  18. Go cave exploring along Rt. 72
  19. Stop and photograph a piece of history of the Westbrook Esso station in Kingwood
  20. Pay a visit to Terra Alta for West Virginia’s oldest Independence Day celebration
  21. Pack a picnic lunch, bring your family to Browns Park and enjoy an afternoon of merry-go-rounds and swinging
  22. Enjoy a game of baseball, picnics, and fun at the Terra Alta Park
  23. Browse through antiques, West Virginia specialties and collectibles in downtown Bruceton Mills
  24. Tour Allegheny Treenware where unique hand crafted wood kitchenware is skillfully created
  25. Smell the buckwheat cakes and sausage, watch the parades and observe the crowning of the king and queen at the Preston County Buckwheat Festival