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Experience the Motorcycle Ride of a Lifetime!

 The Council of the Southern Mountains tourism initiative presents the third annual "HEAD of the DRAGON" motorcycle ride event to encourage tourism in McDowell County, West Virginia.  The "Head of the Dragon" Motorcycle Ride encompasses 91 miles of McDowell County two lane highways.  If you are a lover of nature you will like driving the beautiful majestic mountains of McDowell County, West Virginia.  The "Head of the Dragon" motorcycle ride completes the Body of the Dragon series of rides in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and now West Virginia!  The "Head of the Dragon," McDowell County, West Virginia joins: Back of the Dragon, Tazewell and Marion, Virginia and Claw of the Dragon, Southwest Virginia, and Tail of the Dragon, North Carolina and Tennessee.  If you are looking for the motorcycle or sports  car ride of a lifetime then joins us for the "Head of the Dragon" in McDowell County, West Virginia!  


If you are an outdoor nature loving person McDowell County has many areas to explore and enjoy.  There are many wildlife management areas in the county, put one of these on your to do list:  Panther Park Wildlife Management Area Panther, West Virginia... Berwind Lake Wildlife Management Area Berwind, West Virginia...Anawalt Wildlife Management Area, Anawalt, West Virginia

If you like outdoor drama's try out  "Terror of the Tug" an outdoor drama written by: Jean Battlo, a local McDowell County, West Virginia playwright.  The outdoor drama is performed each July/August at the McArts Amphitheather, located off Route 52, in Welch, West Virginia. The drama is based on the coal mine wars and the murder of Sid Hatfield and Ed Chambers on the McDowell County Courthouse steps.  For more information you may call: 304-585-7959


Looking for a special place to stay try one of these: Ashland Resort, Fairhaven Ranch Lodges, Wild Willys Rezort, Eva'a House, Powerhouse ATV Lodge, Sam's Guest Houses, Gunstock Retreat, Elkhorn Inn, Count Gilu Motel, and Pocahontas Motel.  


Looking for food try one of these:  Spencer's Catering, Penny's, Spike's DogHouse, Sterling Drive-in, Shupter's Dinner Bucket, Newberry's, Ya'sou, KFC, Subway, Pizza Hut, and many more!

Berwind Wildlife Management Area
Berwind, West Virginia

Berwind Wildlife Management Area consists of 93 acres in the park area and 18,000 acres of rugged mountain terrain and hardwood forest.  Berwind Lake is equipped with eight primitive camp sites (each is equipped with a picnic table, lantern post, and charcoal grill), the lake grounds have a picnic shelter and designated hiking trails.
For more information call: 304-875-2577




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Lodging Places

Fairhaven Ranch Lodges


Fairhaven Ranch Lodges are nestled on Burke Mountain in the picturesque mountains of McDowell County, West Virginia.  This is a perfect place for a vacation, conference, retreat, reunion, wedding, family event, camping, lodging and hunting.


Facilities and services:

variety of furnished rooms, indoor swimming pool (150 capacity), dog kennels, two horse barns/stables, many ATV trails with access to the Hatfield McCoy Trails Systems. 

For reservations and information call: 540-775-5500

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Food Places

Spencer's Catering


Specialty: Southern Home Style

Caters to ATV Riders, Families, Groups, Holiday Dinners and Special Orders.  

Order ahead because this catering business books fast and early!

For more information call:  304-862-2053

Located in: Northfork Hollow, Northfork, WV

Owned and Operated by:

Ashlee Spencer and Francene Spencer

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Spike's Dog House

Specialty:  Sandwiches

If you like Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich, you  will find it at

Spike's Dog House.

 If you like a big southern breakfast then try Spike's Dog House.

 Located on: Route 52

12673 Coal Heritage Rd

Roderfield, West Virginia

For more information call:


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