Two Day Trips

Start in Beckley by touring the Exhibition Coal Mine for the Morning.  Go and Grab some lunch at Tamarack, and observe all they have to offer before you head down the Coal Heritage Trail through Sophia and into Mullens.  Take the walking tour or Mullens and then head down to Twin Falls State Park for some hiking, dining, and lodging for the night.  In the morning Twin Falls Restaurant serves breakfast, and then make your way south through Welch and into Bramwell.  In Bramwell be sure to check out the museum in the Depot as well as all the historic buildings throughout town.  After Bramwell, make your way further south into historic Bluefield.  Explore this area and grab a bite for lunch at one of the local joints.  For your afternoon head up to Princeton and check out the Railroad Museum up there.  After the Museum you can head back up to Beckley to see the Eccles Mine Disaster Memorial to round out your trip.

Another Option is to start off your day in Beckley with the Exhibition Mine and Tamarack as before, but then head up to Fayetteville for the afternoon evening.  Check out the Canyon Rim Visitor Center and then head into Fayetteville proper to explore and grab some dinner at one of the unique restaurants.  After dinner, head down route 16 to Ansted and Hawks Nest State Park and spend your night at the Hawks Nest Lodge.  In the morning grab some breakfast at the Hawks Nest Restaurant and then spend some time at the attractions around Ansted.  Trek back up to Fayetteville and grab some lunch at the Cathedral Café before you head south down to the town of Thurmond.  Explore the town of Thurmond and the depot museum before you cruise back to Beckley to round out your trip.