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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Hotel
“Blackwater Falls State Park of course has the falls but also enjoy views from Pendleton Point. The centerpiece of the park is Blackwater Falls, a 62-foot cascade where the Blackwater River leaves its leisurely course in Canaan Valley and enters rugged Blackwater Canyon.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Great music, sometimes some well known acts. Buy tickets in advance for popular shows. Check website for lineup.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Begin your day with a lunch stop at Sirianni's Pizza cafe, a lakeside joint in downtown Davis. The pizza and pastas are beloved by local ski teams, and the views of the serene lake help you gear up for a relaxing afternoon getaway. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious food. Suitable for a variety of dietary needs (Vegetarian, Vegan, GF, carnivorous, etc.). Chill vibe. Great service. Local beers on tap. About an hour drive from Elkins.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Skiing, Tubing, Fall chair lift rides, Golf, Shooting range, Ice skating, Cross country skiing, Mountain Biking and hiking trails and probably more.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
“So good! Some really strong beers like Big Boy Pants. Hey, and guess what?! You can walk yourself home. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great coffee and cocktails. Not cheap but worth it. Friday nights are burger nights but best get there early. Otherwise not much of a food selection.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Dolly Sods is a unique natural area with a climate and setting more like that of Canada than West Virginia. See information in the notebook that describes this area better than we can. Our favorite part of Dolly Sods is the Bear Rocks area, although there are many trails there we have not yet visited. In late July and early August you can pick wild blueberries all day long at Bear Rocks. From the cabin, follow the directions to Seneca Rocks, then take Rte 28 north for another 10 minutes or so before turning left on the road into Dolly Sods. See brochure in notebook for local roads in the area. The drive to Dolly Sods takes a little over an hour, but it’s worth it.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Whitegrass isn't just for shredding and outdoor winter bliss. It's even more about the sense of community and all the lovely personalities that make this place magic. Oh yeah, the cafe is amazing. Hot cider and soup please. I've given my mom both their cookbooks and then had to get my own. On the weekends they do full dinners so check their website for more info. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Store
“Take an interesting underground tour of the caverns. WV's largest gift shop is here and they also have gem mining, and an outfitters for other outdoor activities. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“For those seeking art, this gallery is a great representation of the local and regional art in the Thomas area and a personal favorite of mine. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“All the essentials and a great beer selection if you can't find something you like at Stumptown.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Ski Area
“True all-season resort! Skiing, biking, hiking, horseback riding, chairlift rides.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“With amusing names like Dolly Sods Cranberry Wheat and Seneca Indian Pale Ale honoring the regions landmarks, you'll want to sample a few of these local craft beers. Mountain State Brewing's beer-snack menu features munchies, pretzels and quesadillas. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Dolly Sods Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia, and is part of the Monongahela National Forest (MNF). It is a rocky, high-altitude plateau with sweeping vistas and lifeforms normally found much farther north in Canada. To the north, the distinctive landscape of "the Sods" is characterized by stunted (“flagged”) trees, wind-carved boulders, heath barrens, grassy meadows created in the last century by logging and fires, and sphagnum bogs that are much older. To the south, a dense cove forest occupies the branched canyon excavated by the North Fork of Red Creek. The name derives from an 18th-century German homesteading family — the Dahles — and a local term for an open mountaintop meadow — a "sods". The area is known for lots of hiking trails.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I haven't been here in a while, but it's another standard breakfast spot. In Thomas”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Begin your day with a lunch stop at Sirianni's Pizza cafe, a lakeside joint in downtown Davis. The pizza and pastas are beloved by local ski teams, and the views of the serene lake help you gear up for a relaxing afternoon getaway. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious food. Suitable for a variety of dietary needs (Vegetarian, Vegan, GF, carnivorous, etc.). Chill vibe. Great service. Local beers on tap. About an hour drive from Elkins.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“With amusing names like Dolly Sods Cranberry Wheat and Seneca Indian Pale Ale honoring the regions landmarks, you'll want to sample a few of these local craft beers. Mountain State Brewing's beer-snack menu features munchies, pretzels and quesadillas. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I haven't been here in a while, but it's another standard breakfast spot. In Thomas”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“It's a decent place to get dinner if hellbender's is slammed and you want a little more elbow room. Outdoor seating is a plus. This used to be the laundromat once upon a time. Sometimes live music. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“You know what? I wrote this place off but they have excellent pizza and seafood. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends

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