West Virginia February 18, 2017
There’s A Tiny Town In West Virginia Completely Surrounded By Breathtaking Natural Beauty
When you want to get away from it all, there’s nothing like a small town surrounded by natural beauty. Hillsboro, West Virginia is extra special. Travel in any direction, and you’ll find natural wonders just waiting for you.
Hillsboro, West Virginia is a rural town in Pocahontas County of just 260 people.
Despite its small size, Hillsboro has some important historical and natural areas.
Here you'll find the birthplace of famous author Pearl S. Buck.
The family left the home soon after Pearl was born, but her mother, Carrie, spoke fondly of it for long after.
To the west of Hillsboro, you'll find the Cranberry Wilderness.
This natural area is part of the Monongahela National Forest.
In this area you'll also find the Falls of Hills Creek, a series of three cascading waterfalls.
To the south, you'll find the historic
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park.
This observation tower gives a great view of the Greenbrier River Valley, and the area that was the site of West Virginia's last significant Civil War battle.
Droop Mountain is Beartown State Park.
The park was named for the many crevices and caves in the rocks, which people imagined would make great homes for bears. You can read more about it
To the east of Hillsboro, you'll find Watoga State Park.
The park is home to an 11-acre lake with fishing and boating available.
To the north, you'll find the Highland Scenic Highway.
Read more about this beautiful drive
. Take this road to head off to your next adventure!
For more natural beauty near Hillsboro, take our
Natural Wonders Road Trip through the Monongahela National Forest.