Historic Coalfields & Offroad Adventures

Mercer, McDowell & Wyoming Counties

Get off the beaten path in Southern West Virginia.

From tackling the trails to exploring rich coal history, there’s something waiting for everyone in Mercer, McDowell and Wyoming counties! 

Hop on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails — one of the world’s largest off-road trail systems (800+ miles). With ATV-friendly communities located near the trail, enjoy pit stops along the way for local eats, lodging and gas. 

Experience more of the great outdoors, by visiting the region’s three state parks, each featuring stunning waterfalls, scenic overlooks and miles of hiking and biking trails. With museums, coal camps, military monuments and a living history farm, there are plenty of activities for history buffs, too! 

For more travel inspiration, check out our other regions – Scenic Views & Endless Experiences and Timeless Towns & Farm Country. Request a free 2022 Travel Guide to start planning your getaway to Southern West Virginia.