Romney, West Virginia
As county seat of Hampshire County, this small town in the mountains is one of the oldest and is home to many French & Indian War sites, the West Virginia School for the Deaf & Blind, as well as the nation's First Confederate Memorial in Indian Mound Cemetery. Take a drive, soak up some history, and adventure at the following places.
Driving distance from Capon Bridge: 30 minutes
Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad
Book a ride on the Potomac Eagle Scenic Train to experience stunning panoramic views of the foothills of the Potomac Highlands. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, keep an eye on the sky for the alluring American bald eagles. The scenery changes from season to season, so this is a great trip to take at any time of the year. Visit their webpage for details.
Trough General Store & Boat Rental
Looking for adventure on a hot summer day? Take to the waters of the infamous “Trough!” The Trough is a six mile long stretch of the South Branch of the Potomac River that is ideal for floating, fishing, and swimming. When exploring this area, keep an eye on the sky - as this forested canyon between the ridges is home to the revered American Bald Eagles. Stock up on ice, snacks, bait, and more at the Trough General Store. Don’t have a boat? Rent one at the store. They also provide a shuttle service for floaters. Check out their website for details.
Fort Mill Ridge Civil War Trenches
Civil War enthusiast? Visit the Fort Mill Ridge Trenches to explore what are considered the best preserved Civil War trenches still in existence. Originally dug between 1861 and 1862 and lined with chestnut logs, this site is just three miles outside Romney. Read more at the National Park website.
Hampshire County Cooperative (Co-op)
The Hampshire County Co-op and Heritage Market Place is a perfect stop to meet a local artisan and shop handmade crafts including fiber art, musical instruments, glass art, literature, jewelry and more. The Co-op also hosts community events and has large rooms to rent for gatherings. Check out their website to learn more.