Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304-645-7674

Welcome to the Berry Farm; and a way of life that offers tranquility, harmony, joy, spirituality, a sense of community, fun, and excitement. Above all, the Berry farm is blessed with a peace that surpasses all understanding.

The 30-acre Berry Farm is a well-rounded property that showcases much of what makes southeastern West Virginia special: rugged scenery, clear rivers, endless outdoor recreation, and an agreeable four-season mountain climate. Convenient access to the town of Lewisburg and the amenities of the Greenbrier Resort balance the farm’s privacy and rural character, making it an accessible retreat with broad appeal.


  • The farm yearly produces 6500+/- pounds of blueberries and blackberries from 3140 bushes and has 1800+/- visitors each season
  • Convenient access to the town of Lewisburg and the amenities of the Greenbrier Resort
  • The farm’s privacy and rural character make it an accessible retreat with broad appeal
  • The goats will stay with the farm and all the equipment will convey too
  • 30 deeded acres divided between farmland and woodland
  • 1000 +/- sq. ft. home with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, over a 1000 +/- sq. ft. basement being a heated 1-car garage with craft room and HVAC room.  The home’s open design includes kitchen, dining, and family room.
  • Greenbrier County is the state’s 2nd largest county and one of the least populated
  • A mountain spring provides water for domestic use and livestock needs
  • Trails add to the recreational aspects of the farm
  • 90 minutes to the Snowshoe Resort, WV largest ski resort and events destination
  • All mineral rights in title will convey
  • Suitable for Off – Grid and a rewarding permaculture lifestyle
  • Superior access by state maintained paved roads – FedEx, UPS and USPS delivery
  • Timber species include pine, oaks, poplar, maple and hickories
  • Fur bearing wildlife – deer, bear, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, raccoon, fox, opossum
  • Winged wildlife – eagles, hawks, owls, ravens, turkeys and Neotropical songbirds
  • The forest, grasses, & berry bushes produce life-giving Oxygen and store Carbon dioxide
  • Spectacular long-range views
  • Ideal for recreational activities: shooting sports, ATV & horseback riding, hiking, camping, and nature viewing
  • Low taxes, low population density
  • Scenic, cultural, and historic values of the Berry Farm provide exceptional quality of life values


Greenbrier Valley Airport – 30 minutes (also the nearest FBO), WV’s longest runway 
Beckley, WV – 1 hour
Roanoke Valley Regional, VA – 2 hours
Charleston, WV -2 hours

Estimated driving times to nearby towns and metropolitan areas are:

  • Lewisburg, WV – 35 minutes
  • White Sulphur Springs – 50 minutes
  • Atlanta, GA – 7 hours
  • Charlotte, NC – 4 hours
  • Staunton, VA – 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Charlottesville, VA – 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Richmond, VA – 4 hours
  • Washington D.C. – 4 hours
  • Snowshoe, WV – 1 hour 20 minutes

In the early days of Virginia, the area now comprising Greenbrier County, was considered the frontier and its mountainous terrain and rural character still give the area the feeling of being wonderfully removed. Public lands cover a significant portion of the county. The area has a well-deserved reputation

as a destination playground for outdoor enthusiasts. The rugged Allegheny Mountains serve as the area’s backdrop and provide endless hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking, while the surrounding rivers and streams are known for some of the best fly fishing in West Virginia. Endless mountain streams feed the Greenbrier River which supports outstanding populations of smallmouth – largemouth bass, muskie, crappie, perch, and other warm water species.

Less than an hour from the Berry Farm is the renowned Greenbrier Resort and the charming town of White Sulphur Springs. The Greenbrier traces its roots to 1778. Today, the resort features 5 golf courses, 55 additional amenities, and several great restaurants and shops.

The reliably agreeable weather, unrivaled scenery, access to public lands, and year-round activities make the area a continuously popular destination for people throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.


One of the standout aspects of the Berry Farm is the on-site recreation. The goats provide endless hours of entertainment and are especially endearing when the kids (baby goats) arrive in the spring. Roads and trails are present throughout the farm. The trails are perfect for hiking, trail running, horseback riding, mountain biking, or ATV’s.  Although there are no horses currently on the farm, the pasture area is partially fenced and stands ready to welcome equestrians. The facilities could easily be expanded and improved if the next owner were so inclined.

Wildlife populations on the property are substantial and healthy; deer, black bear, turkey, squirrels, songbirds, raptors, amphibians, reptiles, and a wealth of insects, are all present and commonly seen. Nature viewing is currently a focus at the farm; there are ample opportunities to develop additional wildlife habitat and expand the opportunities to view nature in all seasons.

Beyond the farm, recreation opportunities continue and the vast amount of public land in Greenbrier and adjacent Pocahontas County beckons outdoor enthusiasts. Similarly convenient are the celebrated golf

and sporting amenities of the Greenbrier Resort, offering an unusually balanced range of activities for a property in such a rural location. West Virginia’s largest Ski Resort and Events destination is about a easy 90-minute drive from the farm.


The Berry Farm experiences an enjoyable four-season climate for growing berries that is favorably influenced by its elevation and the surrounding mountains. The production of blueberries and blackberries do exceptionally well in this climate, as does livestock. Summers are noticeably cooler than areas to the east, with average high temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s. During the winter, high temperatures reach the 50’s and 60’s, with lows in the teens. Spring and fall generally feature spectacular weather that highlights the brilliant colors of the changing seasons, and temperatures average in the 60’s. Annua

l rainfall is approximately 44 inches, while annual snowfall is approximately 39 inches.


Google Coordinates: 38.032659°(N), -80.274860°(W)
Address: 2801 Julia Road, Renick, WV 24966
Elevation Range: 2319 ft. to 2487 ft. +/-


From Lewisburg, West Virginia:  21.3 miles +/- (approximately 35 minutes)

From the intersection of I-64 and US-219 North of Lewisburg, travel US-219 North for 14.3 miles to Renick; just past the Renick Post Office, turn right onto Brownstown Road Rt. 7; travel 4.2 miles; turn right onto Julia Road Rt. 7/1; travel 2.7 miles; the property driveway is on the left.



* 1-story with basement containing built-in garage
* Built in 2016; one-owner
* Barn-style design
* Exterior clad with 10” wood vertical shiplap
* Red standing seam metal roof
* Fiberglass Batt insulation
* Windows: Marvin Integrity – Argon Filled – Low Coated E
* Garage incorporated into lower level

Main level features:

* 1,008 +/- sq. ft.
* Open concept design
* Modern kitchen with granite countertops and Stainless-steel appliances
* Kitchen has pantry area
* Red Oak hardwood flooring
* Two bedrooms
* One full bath with solid surface countertop
* Bathroom and laundry floors are ceramic tile
* Hall storage area
* Propane water heater
* Appliances to convey: Samsung Refrigerator, Samsung range, GE dishwasher, Samsung microwave
* Heating / Cooling – Propane forced-air / central heating and cooling; Electric heat pump
* All finish trim, baseboards, and door framing are milled from Red Oak
* All interior doors are 32” solid Pine
* Touch light switches
* Attic – storage only

Basement features:
* 1,000 sq. ft., with part of the square footage being a 1-car built-in garage
* 1-car garage has 12’ x 9’ door
* Large craft room with vinyl plank flooring
* HVAC room
* All areas heated







Large 12’ x 26’ open deck on main level with handicap ramp
Two 32’ x 16’ covered open patios on both sides of the lower level

Room Dimensions (all measurement are approximate)

Main Level:
Living room area:  16’9” x 9’9”
Dining area:  10’2” x 8’5”
Kitchen:  10’2” x 10’10”
Bedroom 1:  9’11” x 14’9”
Bedroom 2:  8’11” x 9’1”
Bathroom:  4’11” x 9’9”
Hall storage:  5’11” x 3’1”
Kitchen pantry: 3’1” x 1’11”

Garage:  15’4” x 27’
Craft room:  15’7” x 27’
HVAC room:  3’4” x 17’5”


  • Spring on the property, with 1,000-gallon storage tank and submersible pump
  • Water lines for spring are installed underground
  • Distance from spring to storage tank (all downhill) is about 400’
  • Distance from storage tank to house is about 200’
  • UV Light on the water line to prevent bacteria
  • Brand new Irrigation equipment coveys and ready to use if needed


All rights the owner has in title will convey with the property.


The property was surveyed in 2023. The southern boundary of the property runs with Julia Road Rt. 7/1. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water: Spring
Sewer: Private Septic
Electricity: Onsite
Telephone: Onsite
Internet: DSL  Starlink Satellite System is available
Cellphone Coverage: Good


The property fronts on the 4-season paved Julia Road Rt. 7/1 for about ½ mile. The gravel driveway for the property connects directly to Julia Road.


Greenbrier County is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.

Information can be found at the county website:


The property has about 5 acres in active crop land, 3+/- acres in additional open area, 1+/- acre in the immediate home grounds, and 21+/- acres of forestland.

(This summary is an estimation of current property use as determined from aerial photography.  It is made subject to the estimation of property boundaries and any errors in the interpretation of land use type from the aerial photography utilized.)


Deed Information: A portion of DB 609 Pg. 348

Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 30.17 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County (13), West Virginia
Falling Springs District (4)
Tax Map 48 part of Parcel 41; Class 2

2023 Real Estate Taxes: $691.40 for the whole parcel of which the sale area is a portion


Greenbrier County School District

Public Elementary School:
Frankford Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Eastern Greenbrier Middle School

Public High School:
Greenbrier East High School

New River Community and Technical College (Lewisburg campus)
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Private Schools:
Greenbrier Community School (PK-8)
Greenbrier Valley Academy (2-8)
Lewisburg Baptist Academy (PK-12)
Renick Christian School (2-7)
Seneca Trail Christian Academy (PK-12)













  • Picking season starts around Father’s Day and ends the first week in August, lasting 5 to 6 weeks
  • Visitors to the Berry Farm over the past 4 years:
    • 2023, 1,850 visitors (4th year)
    • 2022, 1,750 visitors (3rd year)
    • 2021, 900 visitors (2nd year)
    • 2020, 660 visitors (1st  year – startup)
  • Pounds of berries picked over the past 4 years (typically 5 lbs. = 1 gallon):
    • 2023, 5,700 lbs. (4th year)
    • 2022, 7,400 lbs. (3 year)
    • 2021, 3,690 lbs. (2nd year)
    • 2020, 2,100 lbs. (1st year – startup)
  • There is a total of 3,140 berry bushes planted at The Berry Farm
  • Blueberry bushes by variety and number:
    • Duke – 350 bushes
    • Topshelf – 740 bushes
    • Blueray – 960 bushes
    • Chandler – 890 bushes
  • Blackberry bushes by variety and number:
    • Natchez – 100 bushes
  • Triple Crown – 100 bushes Berry
  • Bushes begin to break buds in April, fruit buds toward the end of May, ripens for picking in June
  • Berry bushes are planted in rows at 42’ spacing, and the rows are 10’ apart
  • Sawdust purchased locally is used to reduce weeds while maintaining moisture
  • No chemical sprays used to control weeds in the berry field
  • 1,400’ of fencing around the 5 acre berry patch
  • Thus far, no irrigation has been needed to water the berry bushes
  • New Irrigation equipment coveys and ready to use if needed
  • Spring on the property, with 1,000 gallon storage tank and submersible pump
  • Water lines for spring are installed underground
  • Distance from spring to storage tank (all downhill) is about 400’
  • Distance from storage tank to house is about 200’
  • UV Light on the water line to prevent bacteria
  • 5 Nigerian Dwarf Goats and 1 “Mixed Something Goat” can stay with the farm when sold
  • Although there are no horses currently on the farm, the farm stands ready to welcome equestrians, and the facilities could easily be expanded and improved if the next owner were so inclined.


The Berry Farm offers many soft recreational opportunities.

Nature viewing is first in line of recreational activities. Attentive wildlife management has been geared not to just game animals. Equal consideration has been extended to increasing the numbers and diversity of species including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, turtles, frogs, rabbits, chipmunks, dragonflies, owls and hawks.

Stargazing-Planet Observation


Complete, or near darkness, can still be found on areas of the property, thereby affording the opportunity to view the night sky in all its brilliant wonder.


Water-sports enthusiasts will find the nearby Greenbrier River ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing.

Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding and Hiking
The gently laying land may be used for conventional and mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding.






Shooting-sports devotees find all the land and privacy needed to enjoy:

Paintball-Airsoft-Laser Tag-Archery tag

  • Shotgun sport shooting including Skeet, Trap, Double Trap and Sporting Clays
  • Rifle & Handgun shooting: bullseye, silhouette, western, bench rest, long-range, fast draw
  • Archery and Crossbow competition shooting
  • Plain ole’ plinking: Grandpa’s old 22 single shot rifle and a few tin cans make a fun day

All Terrain Motorsports
The Berry Farm has internal roads and forest trails that are perfect for experiencing the property from an ATV, UTV, or dirt bikes. These exciting machines handle the wide variety of terrain.

Hunting on the farm is currently not a focus but could be a first-class experience. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey,  squirrel, raccoon, and rabbit make up the resident wildlife population.


The timber resource, consisting of about 20 acres, is well positioned for longterm timber income as well as value appreciation over the coming decades. With an attractive species mix, the timber amenity represents a strong component of value to the investor.

The Berry Farm’s Forest resource is composed of quality hardwoods, native White Pine and a few Eastern Hemlock. This timber resource was selectively harvested about 5 years ago.  The forest can provide a great deal of flexibility to the next ownership in terms of potential harvest revenue. Capital Timber Value of the timber and pulpwood has not been determined at this time.

The forest’s predominately well-drained upland terrain has led to a resource dominated by hardwood species. Overall, the species composition is highly desirable and favors hardwood types, consisting primarily of, Sugar Maple, Poplar, Red Oak/Scarlet Oak, White Oak/Chestnut Oak, Soft Maple, Hickory, and a host of associated species (birch, sourwood, black gum, beech).

The forest is healthy and there are no signs of pest infestations of Gypsy Moth. The Emerald Ash Borer, which has inundated the entire Northeast US, is present and the Ash component will significantly decline over the next decade. The Eastern Hemlock species is under siege by the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid and the hemlock will significantly decline over the coming decade. There have been no forest fires in recent memory.

The forest floor is home to several types of mushrooms, medicinal plants, wild ginseng, ferns and cool green mosses.

Crops of acorns and hickory nuts are produced each year from the abundant oak and hickory trees scattered about.

Honeybees would do well here, and it would be possible to produce maple syrup from the sugar and red maple trees growing on the property.


Years of progressive wildlife management practices have created the ideal wildlife sanctuary. Early on, management goals promoted overall wildlife health, facilitated the harvest of game, developed wildlife viewing areas, increased carrying capacity, and increased species diversity.

The nearby Greenbrier River is a major contributor to the local ecosystem’s richness and diversity for both plants and animals. The areas creeks, rivers, ponds, and springs support the surrounding aquatic plant life and create a water sustained community with a wide variety of wildlife. The edges of the area’s small wetlands support the aquatic food web and provide shelter for wildlife. The plant life associated with the wetland includes rushes, sedges, cattails, duckweed and algae.

There are many animals that live year-round and at other times in the water and around the edges of the of the area’s creeks and rivers including raccoons, opossums, blue herons, Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, minnows, native fish, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrats, bull frogs, eagles, hawks and redwing blackbirds.

There is the insect and microscopic world including butterflies, dragonflies, water beetles, damselflies, tadpoles and various insect larvae.

The area’s diverse tree species, coupled with the abundant water supply from the nearby river and streams, create the area’s perfect wildlife habitat. The miles of “edge effect” crafted between farm fields, creeks, hollows, ridges, and rock outcrops benefit all the resident wildlife. Bald eagles, white tail deer, black bear, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, raccoon, fox and many species of songbirds, owls and raptors make up the resident wildlife population.

The hardwood forest provides an essential nutrient source and produces tons of hard mast including acorns, hickory nuts and beech nuts. Soft mast includes stag horn sumac, black cherry, tulip poplar seeds, maple seeds, multiple rose berries and blackberries.


The most common crops are medicinal herbs and mushrooms. Other crops that can be produced include shade-loving native ornamentals, moss, fruit, nuts, other food crops, and decorative materials for crafts. These crops are often referred to as special forest products.







Some examples of special forest product crops for each category:

  • Medicinal herbs: Ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, bloodroot, passionflower, and mayapple
  • Mushrooms: Shiitake and oyster mushrooms
  • Native ornamentals: Rhododendrons and dogwood
  • Moss: Log or sheet moss
  • Fruit: Pawpaws, currants, elderberries, and lowbush blueberries
  • Nuts: Acorns, hickory nuts, and beechnuts
  • Other food crops: Ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, and honey
  • Plants used for decorative purposes, dyes, and crafts: Galax, princess pine, white oak, pussy willow branches in the spring, holly, bittersweet, bloodroot and ground pine (Lycopodium)


Just like 250 years ago, when the first pioneers settled the area, the property would be self-sustaining in times of necessity – even without electricity.

  • The agricultural land’s flat to rolling topography would be used to raise livestock of all kinds (chickens, pigs, cows, sheep, goats, rabbits etc.) and could be farmed with horse drawn equipment. The land would support vegetable gardens, berry patches, fruit orchards, and row crops of corn, oats and barley.
  • Fresh water for drinking and cooking would come from springs and drilled water wells (hand drawing water from the wells using a cylinder well bucket).
  • The nearby Greenbrier River, creeks and forest would provide fresh food (native fish, crayfish, deer, bear, and turkey).
  • Beehives would provide honey and beeswax for candles.
  • The forest would provide firewood for heating and cooking, lumber for building, basket splints, maple syrup and pounds of nuts (acorns, beechnuts and hickory nuts).


The 30 +/- acres of forest and farmland is a tremendous producer of Oxygen and Carbon Sequester. Carbon Sequestration is the act of processing carbon dioxide through sinks and stores and releasing them into the atmosphere as oxygen. With 30 acres, the 3,000 +/- vigorously growing berry bushes, forest and additional farmland grasses, are sequestering thousands of tons of Carbon Dioxide each per year and producing tons and tons of Oxygen.




Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America, combining the warmth of a close community with the sophistication of more urban locations. The thriving downtown historic district offers year-round live productions presented at the State Professional Theatre of WV, Carnegie Hall, distinctive dining venues, antique shops, award-winning galleries/boutiques, a year-round farmer’s markets.

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is a modern hospital with all attendant medical facilities, along with the many big box stores.


The county and city host several fairs & festivals throughout the year including The WV State Fair, a professional 4-weekend Renaissance Festival, Chocolate Festival, Taste of our Town Festival (TOOT), antique car shows, Jeep Rally, Airstream Rally, WV Barn Hunt Competition, PGA Tour @ The Greenbrier Resort, and numerous fun parades.

Lewisburg is the home to the Greenbrier Country Public Library, a fantastic, ultra-modern public library that is open 7 days a week. The library’s services include Reading Areas, References, Notary Public, Local History Room, Tax Forms, Fax Service, Photo Copies, Digital Printing, Inter Library Loans, Internet/Computer Access, Audio Books, eBooks, Story Hour, Video & DVD’s, Paperback Book Exchange, Literacy Tutoring, Databases, Computer Classes, Book Discussions, Children’s Programming and an Online Catalogue.

Lewisburg is also home to the modern Robert. C Byrd Medical Clinic (300 employees), the WV Osteopathic Medical School (600 students) and the New River Community and Technical College. The area is a strong economic generator with a solid workforce employed in county/state government, tourism, hospitality, medical, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture.

The world-renowned Greenbrier Resort, with 800 rooms and 1600 employees, is located in the sleepy little town of White Sulphur Springs. The 4-Star resort has a subterranean casino and is at times the home to the NFL Summer Practice Event, Tennis Exhibitions (Venus Williams, John McEnroe etc.). Several other area golf courses are available in the area – including Oakhurst Links, America’s first golf course, where guests play using old style hickory-handled clubs and ground-burrowing golf balls.

A picturesque train ride from White Sulphur Springs connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and many other locations. By car, DC is 4 hours away and Charlotte is only 4.

Within a two-hour’s drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia. Winterplace Ski Resort, whitewater rafting / fishing on the New River and Gauley River, 2000-acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem State Park and Resort and the 80,000-acre New River National Gorge National Park. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding and rock climbing opportunities. Snowshoe Ski Resort is 90-minute drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast. The new 12,000-acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp and home to the US and World Jamboree is an hour’s drive.


Just a few minutes’ drive or bike ride is the Greenbrier River.  162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest untamed (unblocked) river left in the Eastern United States. It is primarily used for recreational pursuits and well known for its fishing, canoeing, kayaking and floating opportunities. Its upper reaches flow through the Monongahela National Forest, and it is paralleled for 77 miles by the Greenbrier River Trail, a rail trail which runs between the communities of Cass and North Caldwell.

It has always been a valuable water route, with the majority of the important cities in the watershed being established river ports. The river gives the receiving waters of the New River an estimated 30% of its water volume. Over three-fourths of the watershed is an extensive karstic (cavern system), which supports fine trout fishing, cave exploration and recreation. Many important festivals and public events are held along the river throughout the watershed.

The Greenbrier is formed at Durbin in northern Pocahontas County by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River, both of which are short streams rising at elevations exceeding 3,300 feet and flowing for their entire lengths in northern Pocahontas County.

From Durbin the Greenbrier flows generally south-southwest through Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Summers Counties, past several communities including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton, where it flows into the New River.

Along most of its course, the Greenbrier accommodated the celebrated Indian warpath known as the Seneca Trail (Great Indian Warpath). From the vicinity of present-day White Sulphur Springs, the Trail followed Anthony’s Creek down to the Greenbrier near the present Pocahontas-Greenbrier County line. It then ascended the River to the vicinity of Hillsboro and Droop Mountain and made its way through present Pocahontas County by way of future Marlinton, Indian Draft Run, and Edray.


The 77-mile-long Greenbrier River Trail State Park is operated by the West Virginia State Parks and is a former C&O railroad grade now used for hiking, bicycling, ski-touring, horseback-riding, and wheel-chair use. The trail passes through numerous small towns and traverses 35 bridges and 2 tunnels as it winds its way along the valley. Most of the trail is adjacent to the free-flowing Greenbrier River and is surrounded by peaks of the Allegheny Mountains.


The Berry Farm is located in the heart of a biological, historic, and recreational mecca.

The New River Gorge was a vast and largely unsettled wilderness until the C&O railroad was built on the eastern side of the river in the 1880’s. The railroad opened up the rich coalfields and virgin timber stands of the region. Early “mountaineers” settled the area and soon were carving out mountain farms and raising families.

All rivers and lakes are within a two hour’s drive from the property: area encompassing the New River, Greenbrier River, Gauley River, Cherry River, Meadow River and Bluestone River. Within this vast watershed lies the 2000-acre Bluestone Lake and 3000-acre Summersville Lake.

The rivers and lakes are major contributors to the local ecosystem richness and diversity for both plants and animals. There are many animals that live year round and at other times in the water and around the edges of the rivers/lake, including beavers, otters, minks, raccoons, opossums, blue herons, Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, king fishers, minnows, native fish, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrats, bull frogs, eagles, owls, hawks and redwing blackbirds.

Great fishing is found in the river and lakes with small and large mouth bass, crappie, catfish, muskie, walleye, pike and bluegill present in good numbers.





The New River is the second oldest river in the world, preceded only by the Nile; it is the oldest river in North America. The New River is unique because it begins in Blowing Rock, N.C. and flows north through Virginia into West Virginia. The Nile and Amazon are the only other major rivers that also flow north. Year after year, it produces more citation fish than any other warm water river in WV. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, hybrid striped bass, and muskie are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake.



Bluestone Lake is over 2000 acres at summer pool and is the state’s third largest body of water. Great hunting and fishing opportunities abound at the 17,632-acre Bluestone Wildlife Area adjacent to the park and nearby Camp Creek State Forest. Summersville Lake is over 3000 acres at summer pool and is the state’s largest body of water.


From the Berry Farm, Snowshoe Mountain Resort is an hour and 30 minutes’ drive and is among the most popular ski resorts in the east-central U.S. The resort, at 4848’ elevation, includes two ski areas, two terrain parks, and 57 downhill slopes that uniquely descend from the ski villages at the top of the mountain. The resort is also among the chief destinations for mountain biking in the Virginias. The International Mountain Bicycling Association has designated the Snowshoe Highland Ride Center as a silver-level destination. The resort boasts 23 restaurants and pubs, 34 lodges and cabin villages, and supports many off-mountain lodging venues year-round.











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