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Friendly, Peaceful, and Adventurous.

Ritchie County offers a peaceful and friendly environment, which makes it perfect for visiting, retiring or relocating. It is a diverse area. View beautiful farmland or cast out a line or a canoe in a 300-acre lake known as a natural wildlife habitat.

Adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts will enjoy cycling, hiking or horseback riding along the 72-mile North Bend Rail Trail. Camping, fishing, and wildlife are also abundant at the local state park. A sportsman's paradise is awaiting on our streams and rivers and in our wooded areas, featuring a variety of fishing, hunting, boating and other sporting events.

Take off for the 72 miles of bike and horse trails of the North Bend Rail Trail. The trail passes through quiet forests, peaceful farmland and rural villages. Stop by the Old Stone House, the first home in a once fierce frontier, or drop by the historic stage coach inn. See the sites of daring train robberies or seek out the legendary tunnel ghosts. Dare to ride through our 13 trail tunnels including Tunnel Number 10, which is nearly 350 feet long and was bored through solid rock long before the Civil War.

For the historians in all of us, Ritchie County offers a profuse past portrayed in museums and other classic sites. Local artisans, quaint shops, beautiful bed & breakfast inns and home-style restaurants add to the relaxing and welcoming charm of the area.

Think we're too far away for you? We're just 2 hours from Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Charleston; and less than 5 hours from Frederick, Maryland, Washington, DC, the North Carolina or Virginia borders, and Cincinnati, Ohio.

In Ritchie County, there is so much to see and do. To view more detail and pictures of all the above-mentioned items, please click on the topic in which you are interested. If you desire help with planning your vacation or visit to Ritchie County, click on the Tour Planner and contact the RC Tourism and Visitors Bureau. We look forward to welcoming you to our hometown - a friendly and peaceful location bursting with adventure. Find it all in Ritchie County.

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