New Travel Guide from Washington Dulles to Elkins

This guide is intended to help travelers unfamiliar with the routes from the DC area to Elkins, WV.  There are numerous shops, wineries, breweries, local eateries, hiking & biking trails, scenic overlooks, and countless other points of interest all along the way.  By no means are we trying to list them all or making any form of judgement by listing them or not.  A direct trip will be approx. 200 miles and take about 4 hours – however, should you find yourself with some time to spare, below are mentioned some of the more known stops along the way.

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Historic Beverly

Welcome to Historic Beverly, West Virginia—the small town with big history!

Beverly Heritage CenterLocated between the TRA campsite and the NSS convention site, Beverly offers a variety of options for visitors to take in its long, rich history. The Beverly Heritage Center and the Randolph County Historical Society museums, located in the center of Beverly, show visitors examples of life in Beverly from the earliest settlers in the 1770s to more recent history.

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History of Elkins

Welcome to Elkins SignIncorporated in 1890 by Stephen B. Elkins and Henry Gassaway Davis, the City of Elkins is situated in the bend of the Tygart Valley River. Working together, Elkins and Davis developed a logging empire and built the WV Central and Pittsburg Railway to accommodate their need to transport the product.  This advancement provided the impetus for the growth and establishment of Elkins as a permanent community providing the necessary amenities for an expanding workforce.  

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NSS News – February 2020

NSS News Feb 2020A major attraction at every NSS Convention is the opportunity to visit the caves in a new area and the 2020 Convention in Elkins, West Virginia, is no exception. However, there is plenty of other activity during the day for those who want a break from caving. Most daytime activities will be at the Elkins High School where sessions, workshops, vertical activities, and specialized meetings will be held. These include the always popular U.S. and International Exploration sessions that feature updates on major projects throughout the U.S. and the world.

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Speakers requested for the International Exploration Session 2020 NSS Convention in Elkins, WV

Have you been caving outside of the United States? Come share your underground adventures in exotic lands with your fellow cavers. The International Exploration Session at NSS Conventions is one of the most well attended of all sessions. It is a great venue to present your new discoveries to a wide and appreciative audience.

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