Rare is the place where you can feel so far away from it all while being so close to home. Our spectacular outdoor beauty includes roaring rivers and waterfalls, accessible bicycle trails and rugged horseback riding terrain. From the early morning light to the spectacular sunset against a mountain backdrop, you’ll enjoy every minute of the Marion County outdoors.
One of the fastest-growing segments of outdoor recreation is perfect for individuals, small groups of friends or entire families. Dozens of caches are located throughout Marion County, and this treasure hunting game is a great way to explore “off the beaten path” locations in the area. Visit geocaching.com.
Few activities provide the sense of relaxation – and frequent accomplishment – that birding does. Take binoculars, and maybe a guidebook, and head for the hills. Bird enthusiasts cite the Marion County Trail, Mon River Rail Trail and West Fork River Trail as great places for a special find.
Whether you come alone or as part of a group, our back roads offer spectacular scenery and terrific terrain for riding. Stop by our office to pick up a map with suggested rides!
Family equestrian campground with trails for horses and hikers. Trail rides available. Open May to Oct.
Enjoy a day of playing miniature golf with a coal mining theme or try your luck at the batting cages. Clean restroom. A snack bar, picnic area are also offered as well as free activities like a disc golf course and a coal mining museum sponsored by a local non-profit.
695 acres of lush scenery. Hiking and picnicking areas surround the 30 acre lake. Travel Rt. 250 N to Mannington. Turn left onto Market St., go about 6 miles and cross a railroad track; travel one mile, then turn left onto a bridge; travel two miles to the lake.
The Dents Run WMA lies in western Marion County and consists of 1,226 acres. Access to the Dents Run WMA is by way of Mannington 250 N, left on County Route 1 (Buffalo Road) and County Route 5 (Dents Run Road), with the WMA lying approximately 1.5 miles from Mannington. The WMA, which is primarily forested, will provide hunting opportunities for deer, wild turkey,squirrel, waterfowl and other game species. In addition, a 30-acre impoundment provides the public with warm water fishing opportuniti ...
This 3 acre off-leash area for dogs is located at the north end of East Marion Park near Pavilion #5, just past the basketball courts and boasts both a wooded and open area. It also includes a separate fenced area for small dogs. Rules for pet owners are posted at the entrance and include bringing only dogs that are licensed and vaccinated with their tags showing. Dogs visiting this park are required to be at least six months old.
Consider Heston Farm your family park. For corporate events, graduation and retirement parties, weddings, family reunions and more! Regardless of the event you are planning, everyone will feel like they have just come home. Exit 135 off I-79: cross over Pleasant Valley Rd. onto Tulip Lane, veer right at fork in road, entrance is at the top of the hill.
Bike rentals can be secured in the Prickett's Fort State Park Visitor Center. Rental rates include helmet and bike lock. Driver's license and $20 must be left as a deposit until bike is returned. Renter must be 18 years or older. Rental rates: $5 per hour; $20 per day. Children under 13 are 1/2 price with adult rental. Bikes can be reserved. Call for more information. Two miles off I-79 at Exit 139
Located at Morris Park, this course includes two 18-hole premier disc golf courses. I-79; exit 135 (Pleasant Valley Rd.). Turn towards Pleasant Valley, 0.3 mile to a left at stop sign, 0.3 mile to a right into Morris Park (large blind curve). Park in entrance cul-de-sac or around park to the 2nd pavilion. 1st tee next to pavilion.
Located behind the Belmont Motor Inn in Bellview. Private parties available. SKATING FUN FOR EVERYONE!, Reserve Your Party With Us!, Roller blades welcome or rent. Find us on Facebook! Admission: $6.00. Regular skates are $1.50 and Roller blades are $3.00.
At SOL Billiards, people young to old can have fun playing pool in “a clean, friendly environment. 12 furniture-style pool tables, which are the regulation size of 8 feet, 2 steel tip dart boards, a 14-foot shuffleboard table, and some old arcade video games like “Ms. Pac-Man” and “Golden Tee.” Enjoy the Internet jukebox, free Wi-Fi, and the 10 high-definition televisions that surround the place. They can also sign the 70-foot long graffiti wall, which is already getting filled with signatures. ...