Adventure Along the Trail in Mercer County, West Virginia
Discover a Place with Unique Heritage and Natural Beauty
West Virginia Tourism
I think my favorite part of my trip to Mercer County, in Southern West Virginia, was the people. I spent a few days exploring the county on assignment with hosts that made me feel as if I’d known them my entire life. I stayed at The Mud Pit ATV Resort in Bluefield where owners Brian and Donna showed me their mountains. We drove beneath the tall canopy of trees as Brian pointed out places along the trail where his ancestors’ homes once stood. We visited an old coal mine, and in the morning took our coffee on the porch overlooking Bluestone River. Donna taught me how to ride the Hatfield-McCoy Trails like a real West Virginia woman—with no fear. Our group was made up of West Virginians, some local, some from the furthest corner of the state, and a couple from North Carolina. It was like vacationing with old friends. They even convinced me to ride through a water puddle that was more than three feet deep! >>Read the article here<< then go experience Mercer County for yourself!