Welcome to Preston County

There is one rule in Preston County, West Virginia: Roam Free! The Appalachian views are inspiring, wildlife is abundant, and there is enough outdoor adventure to wear out the kid in you.

Countless customs and traditions passed down over generations are a vibrant part of daily life here, from mountain music to gifted artisans. The annual harvest has inspired the Buckwheat Festival for more than 75 years. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt served as the empathetic force behind Arthurdale, a New Deal community that became known as “Eleanor’s Little Village.” And the “free state of Preston” hosts a 13-mile section of Cheat River that presents over 30 rapids rated Class III to Class V surrounded by a spectacular wilderness canyon.

Between the mountains lie spectacular valleys with small towns full of friendly locals, eager to share their stories and learn about yours.

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Celebrate Summer in Preston County

8 Day Trip Ideas in Preston County

25 Free Things to Do in Preston County

Covered Bridges Scenic Tour

Upcoming Events

October 23, 2021
Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.
112 Q Road, Arthurdale, WV, USA
October 24, 2021
Rustic Church at Modern Homestead
20 Long Alley, Reedsville, WV, USA
October 30, 2021
Alpine Lake Resort Lodge
Alpine Lake Resort, West Alpine Drive, Terra Alta, WV, USA
November 4, 2021
Free to attend
B R Farm
7268 Herring Road, Masontown, WV, USA
November 11, 2021
Alpine Lake Resort Lodge
Alpine Lake Resort, West Alpine Drive, Terra Alta, WV, USA
November 13, 2021
Free for Veterans without insurance- Must make an appointment.
Preston Dental Care PLLC
202 Tunnelton Street, Kingwood, WV, USA


Preston County’s home style eateries and diners make the area a prime place for visitors to stop for a heartfelt helping of anything from steak and potatoes to buckwheat cakes and sausage.

Terra Alta Dairy Queen

1200 East State Avenue
Terra Alta, WV 26764 

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The Alpine Lake Bar & Restaurant

700 West Alpine Drive
Terra Alta, WV 26764 

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Preston County is a place where picturesque scenery is abundant and visitors can delve into the beauty at state parks, a zoo, historical sites and more.

Rowlesburg B&O Depot and Museum

Buffalo St.
Rowlesburg , WV  26425 

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Rowlesburg Park

12696 George Washington Hwy.
Rowlesburg, WV 26425 

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Silver Lake Park

3086 Seneca Trail
Eglon, WV  26716 

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Szilagyi Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

20 Buffalo Street
Rowlesburg, WV 26425 

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Town of Rowlesburg

42 Poplar St.
Rowlesburg, WV 26425 

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Trout for Cheat

18497 Veterans Memorial Highway
Kingwood, WV 26537 

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Valley Ridge Farm, Inc.

1901 Cale Road

Masontown, WV 26542 

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Virginia Iron Furnace

RR 26
Albright, WV 26519 

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Westbrook’s Esso

101 W. High Street
Kingwood, WV 26537 

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Working Farms

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Preston County’s unique shops provide a place for visitors to purchase locally made or locally grown items. Artisans in the area take pride in making their items available for other’s enjoyment.

Tri M Produce

Kingwood, WV 

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Vested Heirs Farm

2672 George Washington Highway
Aurora, West Virginia 

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Wal-Mart Supercenter

100 Wal-Mart Drive
Kingwood , WV 26537 

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WW Service Center

1/2 mile south of Tunnelton on Rt. 25
Tunnelton, West Virginia 26444 

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Preston County combines scenery with luxury by providing not only hotels but a bed and breakfast, cabins with hot tubs and a full kitchen as well as camping areas for those outdoor enthusiasts.
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