Quality of Life

Unparalleled outdoor recreation, a low crime rate and amazing arts and culture opportunities are just a few reasons people fall in love with Randolph County. Elkins and the surrounding communities offer festivals throughout the year, including the internationally known Mountain State Forest Festival each October and Coalton Days, which draws people from around West Virginia.

The area is home to significant Civil War sites, including Rich Mountain Battlefield, which is sure to be an integral part of events commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

Whether you want to take in a show at the American Mountain Theater, walk or bike along the Shavers Fork River, hike through the Monongahela Forest or browse local shops, Randolph County offers something for everyone.