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25 FREE
THINGS
TO DO IN
HISTORIC
PRESTON COUNTY

This list will get you started enjoying some of what historic Preston County has to offer. Be sure to download or print it before heading out on your adventure.

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

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