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"Follow the country roads to a place called Monroe."

Monroe County, West Virginia, offers you a place to Get Real! This rural, agricultural community has retained and enhanced many of the characteristics of previous times. It is still possible to have an authentic and memorable experience in this scenic country county! 

Travelers can step back in time and visit restored covered bridges, old grain and blacksmith mills, historic churches and cemeteries, and antebellum mineral springs resort hotels. People greet each other, wave at strangers passing by in their cars, and enjoy a simpler lifestyle of safe communities with deep traditions and heritage.

Lookout Tower

With access to the Appalachian Trail, Jefferson National Forest, Moncove Lake State Park, and the Hanging Rock Observatory atop Peters Mountain (where hawk and eagle counts take place every fall), all ages and stages of you who love the outdoors can be engaged.

Hans Creek

Winding byways travel along the quaint winding courses of Indian, Second, Rich, Cove, Potts, and Hans Creeks; the gently rolling plateaus of karst farmland; and the picturesque valleys nestled along the lofty ridges of the Appalachian Mountains. Along the way you will you can visit sites on the Civil War Trail or the Rural Heritage Quilt Trail. Remember the road trip?

Fishing at the Bluestone

This is where grandparents can teach grandchildren how to drop a line into a sparkling fishin' hole. Unique lodging? See how our innkeepers can make your stay unforgettable. Get Real! in a place called Monroe!