The Mid-Ohio region features one of West Virginia’s hidden gems and most picturesque landscapes: North Bend State Park. Named for the horseshoe curve of the Hughes River’s North Fork, the park encompasses a wide array of breathtaking locales and peaceful niches.
The park’s serene 305-acre recreational lake provides guests with scenic views and a multitude of recreational opportunities. Take your boat out for one last spin, splash around in the water or picnic with loved ones along the shore. Within a month, the vibrant hues of fall foliage will transform the park into a sea of orange and yellow you won’t want to miss.
Endless Outdoor Recreation
North Bend is also home to an abundance of wildlife as well as incredible fishing streams and hiking trails. Through the middle of the park, along the old B&O Railroad bed, runs the North Bend Rail Trail: a 72-mile path ideal for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
North Bend State Park offers white cedar cabins and a lodge equipped with meeting rooms and modern facilities. Thoroughly versatile, the park is the perfect location for weekend adventures, business meetings, family reunions and romantic getaways.
Save the date for these upcoming events:
- Becoming an Outdoors Woman (Aug. 26-28, 2016): This weekend-long event offers women of all ages and experience levels an opportunity to engage in active outdoors workshops. Trained instructors teach participants new skills and encourage them to push their boundaries in a safe and supportive environment. No special equipment required. To register, call 304-643-2931.
- Nature Wonder Weekend (Sept. 16-18, 2016): Submerge yourself in the beauty of North Bend’s natural landscape with a weekend of hikes, outdoor programs and a banquet of wild foods. For more information, call 304-558-2754.
- 10-mile hike on North Bend Trail (Oct. 8, 2016): Nature lovers and outdoors enthusiasts experience the mesmerizing fall foliage up close and personal. Be sure to pack a lunch and bring plenty of water! Preregister by calling 304-643-2931.