Escape to buckhannon with five of your friends
This month for our Wild & Wonderful Getaway Giveaway you can enter to win a group getaway courtesy of the Upshur County Visitors Center.
From September 6 to 26, 2021, you can enter to win by answering the poll and telling us what makes you think of Buckhannon most. One lucky person will win the grand prize of a trip for you and up to five friends to visit Buckhannon from October 29 to 31, 2021.
You’ll enjoy a two night stay in the Blackberry Cottage, dine on a delicious private dinner in the Hawks Nest prepared by renowned chef Dale Hawkins, and take in a production of Clue at the Buckhannon Community Theatre.
Buckhannon is known for its Main Street—a foodie haven with mouthwatering choices like a burger piled high or fresh sushi every weekend. Shops and boutiques keep the town vibrant, highlighting the creativity of local makers. But the best part of Buckhannon is what you’ll find beyond downtown. Find trails that are perfect for families or evening strolls at the Riverwalk Trail. For more adventure, try the Upshur County Trails, made by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. Paddle a water trail on the Buckhannon River with multiple river access points. Make a trip complete with a stop by rustic Audra State Park or the WV Wildlife Center. The Buckhannon area is located close to other great West Virginia destinations, too, making this town a perfect weekend getaway.
Buckhannon has a vibrant downtown that is full of local boutiques & shops, public art installations, and tasty restaurants. Along with a growing sense of adventure, Buckhannon has mountain bike trails, river access points, and plenty of chances to experience the Wild & Wonderful of West Virginia. So what makes you think most of Buckhannon?
Cristina L Burdette says
Wildlife Center ❤
Abbie Mooney says
I have been to Buckhannon to visit and shop on Main Street, it is a very beautiful place!! Hawks Nest absolutely fantastic!! I would love a chance to see everything Buckhannon has to offer!!
Constance Lopez says
Moved here from Michigan a few years ago, live in Morgantown. Never visited Buckhannon before but heard of it!!
Only visited Fairmont and Morgantown where my husbands family lives. We haven’t had the time or the funds to travel and explore everything beautiful that West Virginia has and places to visit.
And due to the Pandemic, and fears of Covid with my health issues and traveling, really stopped us from adventuring the state.
If we were to win this “getaway” I’m sure our 3 sons and us would have a great time bonding and being a family instead of worrying about working and the cash flow to pay our bills!
We need time as a family together, we miss being so close with everyone’s different work schedules.
Suzanne Riordan says
You have convinced me of a great place to spend a fall weekend. Full of charm and trails to discover.
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Melissa Boren says
What reminds me of Buckhannon, WV is my sister & family😊I moved from WV when I was a kid(I’m 51 now )I haven’t seen family in awhile I live in Texas. I would love to surprise my little sister & family with a visit and what a great time to spend with family in Buckhannon, WV. WV will always be my home😊❤
Cindy Allen says
I’ve only been to the Strawberry festival but would love to explore the arts district and enjoy a great meal or two.
Nancy Belcher says
Love the river and Main St.!
Brandy M says
I’ve never explored there but would love to!! Buckhannon reminds me of a girl from college because that is where she was from.
Krista Peele says
I love the thriving downtown and all that nature has to offer on the trails 🍂
Tina G says
Although I’m a new resident to WV, and have yet to visit Buckhannon, I look forward to doing so and sharing my experiences to entice my relatives to visit WV & me!
Mimi Albert says
I have lived in WV all my life and enjoy so much the beauty of our wonderful state. I have never really taken in the beautiful town of Buckhannon. It would be a great getaway and love the small town feeling and all it has to offer!!
Sharon Stratton says
Downtown Buckhannon would be a great place to shop and visit the variety of restaurants. The historic buildings are good for photos, and I hear that it’s a welcoming town to tourists. The Riverwalk trail looks like a great opportunity to walking along the river and enjoy the slower pace of a small town. I’m looking forward to hiking the local trails and getting out in the country too.
Sandra McKinney says
The nice antique shops, restaurants and quilt shop downtown. I love that you can park your car and walk the streets to visit the local businesses! Always meet a friendly face.
Penny Johnson says
When I think of Buckhannon I always think of the Strawberry Festival and good times with friends.
Michelle Morrison says
We really enjoyed the West Virginia Wildlife Center . That is what reminds me of Buckhannon and always will . Our next visit I would love to bring the grandkids. They would have a blast .🥰
There are so many things to love about Buckhannon. Some of my favorite restaurants are there, like CJ Maggie’s, or Mama Rosa. You couldn’t find a prettier little town anywhere, Buckhannon has an interesting downtown with several antique shops, adorned with gorgeous flowers and a lovely courthouse. Jaw Bone Park hosts events that the community enjoys and supports. WV Wesleyan College is a beautiful and stately campus. I especially enjoy the park by the river and the dog park. Streets are lined with older homes that are well maintained with manicured lawns. The thing I love most about Buckhannon though is the people. The residents are the friendliest in the Mountain State. Buckhannon is my favorite little town I’ve visited in West Virginia.
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Deeborah Lilly says
I’ve never been there but my friends and I were talking about doing something different in Oct or November. This sounds like the perfect place. We would love to be chosen to explore the area. Enjoy some time away from work. Enjoy the comforts of Buckhannon. Thank you.
GRADY MALACHOWSKI says
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL FOR SURE!
Susan Willard says
Beautiful foliage and great opportunities to see WV small towns!
Alison Nixon says
We have never visited Buckhannon before but have definitely heard of it because it has SOOO many amazing sights, sounds and places to visit for adults, families and couples. Our daughter is turning 9 that weekend and we really haven’t been able to do anything for her recently and be able to go anywhere due to that horrible thing called COVID. This would be an amazing treat and surprise for her birthday weekend and a fun family trip. I know she would go straight to the Wildlife center and the dog park to pet and see dogs. She LOVES animals. She also would be SOOO excited to take part in the show Clue to see if she could be a detective that night. Thank you so much for the opportunity!
Sandy McDonald says
i WOULD LOVE TO EXPLORE Main Street, The Wildlife Center, and all the interesting activities in this beautiful area!
Deann Barger says
Buckhannon is my “home among the hill”, as a 1987 alum of WVWC. I am originally from Elkins but consider Buckhannon home as well. Currently living in North Carolina, and how I miss those WV hills!!
The Strawberry Festival and Mama Rosa. As a student of Wesleyan I was welcomed and treated like family.
Katherine Wise says
Have never heard of/visited.
But vacation makes me think MUCH NEEDED.
I considered going to WV Wesleyan because of it’s beautiful campus. That’s what I always think of. I had no idea there were so many other cool things there ❤️
Marsha Paul says
I think of Buckhannon the most when I think of my Great grandparents from New Brunswick Canada who settled there around 1891. My Great Grandmother, Jane McLeod McLean and her six year old daughter were buried in the Heavner Cemetery. I love that place and it’s meaning. Growing up we visited the Game Farm and the Stardust Drive-in. Happy memories. We continue to carry on the name Jane and are now in the great, great, great granddaughter generation of Jane. Carry on beautiful Buckhannon!
Angela Ilacqua says
I have never been there but it Looks like a quaint old town. I love the history of older towns, And the shops and restaurants make even more desirable.
Angela Ilacqua says
I have never been to Buckhannon , but it looks like a quaint town. Probably has some great history to it, And with all the shops and restaurants you can’t go wrong,