About the Greenbrier Valley
The Greenbrier Valley is located in the southeastern corner of West Virginia and is home to more that 56,000 people. The Greenbrier River and its associated watershed begin in northern Pocahontas county and continue down through Greenbrier, Monroe, and Summers Counties.
The area offers prime farmland, beautiful scenery, and an abundance of state and national parks. Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort in northern Pocahontas County has year-round activities and events, as well as The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV, which has been in operation for over 200 years. The Greenbrier River Trail follows the river from Caldwell to Cass, WV and was converted from an old train route.
In other towns, like Ronceverte and White Sulphur Springs, you can still see the trains transporting coal, lumber, and other products daily. The White Sulphur Springs Station runs a passenger train through the Amtrak Rail system, and the Greenbrier Valley Airport in Lewisburg, WV, has non-stop flights to major cities through Delta and Continental.
A primary highway through the region, US 219 follows the path of Seneca Trail, once a trading path for various American Indian groups, and makes for a wonderful scenic drive on a sunny day.
From Snowshoe Mountain’s world-class resort, to the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, to hundreds of miles of hiking and biking paths – Pocahontas County has something for everyone when it comes to outdoor fun.
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Home to the breathtaking natural beauty that makes West Virginia wild and wonderful, Greenbrier County has everything from scenic countryside to remarkable mountain views. Whether you are spending your day relaxing by the Greenbrier River or strolling through one of many quaint downtowns, you are sure to enjoy the serene, laid-back atmosphere found throughout the valley.
Greenbrier County Visitors Bureau
Secluded in the Allegheny Highlands, present-day Monroe County remained a land unseen for several generations of early Virginia colonists. The first settlers arrived around 1760, beginning a 30-year period of frontier conflict. Formation of Monroe as a separated County, separated from Greenbrier, came in 1799. The new County was named for James Monroe, Virginia’s governor at the time.
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Fun places to bike in West Virginia
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West Virginia Dept. of Ag. Food listings
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