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A Day In… Hardy County, WV

Hardy County strikes the perfect balance, inviting you for a day trip yet tempting you to linger overnight. Amidst the breathtaking Lost River Valley, a plethora of adventures awaits, enticing you to extend your stay and make countless return visits.


Enjoy a made-to-order breakfast and coffee at Drifters Café then stop in at WordPlay, an independent bookstore. Before you head to the Lost River Valley, visit Lost River Trading Post where you will find a selection of crafts, antiques, and a gallery (and more coffee if you want!). 


Lost River State Park has 23 miles of trails to hike or experience on horseback with a guide from Hidden Trails Stables. If you have an afternoon ride scheduled, stop for lunch at Lost River General Store, or pick up lunch to eat on the trail. On your way to the park, leave time to visit Lost River Artisans Marketplace for regional arts and crafts. 


Enjoy an amazing wood-fire pizza at Lost River Pizza + Provisions. If you are staying at the park, take it back to your cabin where you can gather around the crackling fire in the quiet of the night sky filled with stars, eagerly mapping out your exciting adventures for the following day.

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