The Group Travel Leader

JUN 2017

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4 9 GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E "This area is well known for its history with music and sitting on porches in days gone by, playing a fiddle and guitar, and singing," Williams said. "And every Friday and Saturday, they'll teach you how to two-step if you don't know how, and they will highly encourage you to learn." Also in the 4,400-acre park, visitors will find a museum that features regional historic art and artifacts, such as quilts and Blenko Glass, and a wildlife center that features West Virginia native animals, including bobcats, barred owls, wild boar and two black bears named Mandy and Rascal. In the summer, groups can catch performances at the park's outdoor amphitheater; this season features "Hairspray" in June and "Grease" in August, with discounted tickets for groups. The Hatfield-McCoy region also has more than 600 miles of off-road trails and roads that crisscross and connect area counties. Most are open to dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and UTVs — side-by-side, off-road vehicles that can Photos courtesy Hatfield McCoy CVB DEVIL ANSE HATFIELD'S GRAVE IN LOGAN COUNTY HATFIELD AND MCCOY MOONSHINE DISTILLERY seat up to six people — although Bear Wallow Trail in Logan is now open to Jeeps and other four-wheel-drive vehicles. Scarlet Flame Side-X-Side Adventures takes small groups on UTV trail tours, driving fast and slow, through dirt and mud. Twin Hollow Campground and Cabins also offers ATV rentals, and groups can take a picnic lunch with them or simply ride into town, which is legal, to park and grab lunch. "It's a fabulous day to spend in the mountains," Williams said. "It's very scenic, and it's very peaceful, but it can be a thrill-rushing ride as well." W W. H A T F I E L DMC C OYC V B .C OM EXIT 45 I-77/I-64 BECKLEY, WV TAMARACKWV.COM 1.888.262.7225 Stop in and browse handcrafted, West Virginia-made products. Grab a bite of our famous fried green tomato sandwich, or stretch your legs in our beautiful courtyard. Tucked in the hills, yet right off the interstate, Tamarack is here to be the favorite part of your journey. SEE FOR YOURSELF

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