Webster Springs once held the largest wooden hotel in West Virginia. Originally, a small hotel was built in 1897 on the flat bottomland by the Elk River, now known as Hotel Bottom. As the railroad expanded into Webster Springs and the salt sulphur waters gained a national reputation, the hotel expanded to 300 rooms with … Continue reading Webster Springs Hotel
The Webster Springs Railroad Depot served Webster Springs for freight and passenger service from the early to mid 1900’s and was later used for various commercial and community purposes. In 2010, the property was purchased by the Town of Addison (Webster Springs) and the exterior was renovated to meet historical guidelines. Additional interior renovation and … Continue reading Webster Springs Railroad Depot
Lover’s Lane Boardwalk starts on Back Fork Street which is across from Minnich’s Florist and is a 100-yard walk past the Webster Springs Post Office. It is easily accessible from two locations: one being either of the two swinging bridges across the Back Fork of the Elk River, located on Bennett Ave. There is also … Continue reading Lover’s Lane Boardwalk
Constructed in 1894 on the banks of the Holly River, Mollohan Mill operated until 1953 when it was closed after a major flood destroyed its dam and washed away one of the water wheels. It was restored by the Mollohan family beginning in the 1980’s. With the exception of the dam and single water wheel, … Continue reading Mollohan Mill
With 8,101 acres of dense forest, Holly River is West Virginia’s second largest state park. Located in a narrow valley, the park is surrounded by heavily forested mountains, some reaching more than 2,800 feet in height. The dense forests of Holly River provide guests with a natural setting where they can find peaceful solitude. Recreational … Continue reading Holly River State Park
The Mountain Parkway Byway and Backway winds through the valleys and over the hills of Northern Webster County. Designated by the WV Department of Highways in 1998, the Backway covers some 45 miles and the Byway spans over 10 miles with informative signage at several locations. The area offers a wide range of interesting and … Continue reading Mountain Parkway Byway and Backway
The Holly River Festival is held annually on Labor Day Weekend at Holly River State Park. It is a family oriented festival featuring arts, crafts, cake walks, games, apple butter making, hay rides, music and more. The Festival is a joint project of the Holly River State Park and the Holly River State Park Foundation.
“Faugh a ballach!” rings through the air as Irish road bowlers get ready to throw the 28 oz. steel ball down Holly River State Park roads. This sport for all ages is played out annually in October in this scenic setting.
An historic general store located near the former town of Wheeler, it was built about 1900 and expanded about 1910. The building is a one-story rectangular, wood-frame building with a foundation of field stones and posts. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
The wildlife management area contains 388 acres offering small game, waterfowl, and bow hunting; however, hunting is limited by the area’s small size. The lake’s 55 acres provide warm-water fishing for large-mouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish. Fishing pier accommodates wheelchairs. Boats may use electric motors only. A walking trail circles the lake and … Continue reading Big Ditch Lake & Wildlife Management Area