LOGAN, W.Va. — The Leadership Logan class of 2016 was recently given a glimpse into the tourism industry in Logan County.
The group, which consists of local business and community leaders, was granted access to Almost Heaven cabins near Chapmanville West Virginia where each of the four available cabins has its own theme which informs their decor and overall feel.
Members of the Hatfield and McCoy Trail system as well as the City of Logan Fire Department gave Leadership 2016 a tour of the area’s trail system.
Starting at the Hatfield and McCoy welcome center located on State Rt. 73, the tour wound through the mountains, into the town of Logan and all the way to the Bearwallow Trail Head at Ethel, W.Va.
The group was also privy to talks from government and business leaders from throughout the state.
Jane Bostick, with the West Virginia Division of Tourism, explained her department is responsible for every aspect of tourism throughout the state — be it white water rafting, hiking, restaurants, moonshine distilleries or trail riding.
Bostick noted the division of tourism has compiled guides with trails detailing similar actives throughout the state.
A trail may take tourists through the covered bridge at Philippi, W.Va. and on to local restaurants and attractions in the Elkins area.
The tourism trail for the coalfields of southern West Virginia is known as “Devil’s Den.”
The trial directs tourists to attractions like Chief Logan State Park, Hatfield and McCoy Moonshine, Mountain Mama Moonshine, and Morrison’s and Parkway drive-ins.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Almost Heaven cabin rentals can visit wvagetaway.com, and information from the West Virginia Division of Tourism can be found at gotowv.com.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext.1 729 or by email at [email protected]