Opinion

ATV trails working, still growing in W.Va., Va.

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — If there is one thing that is working well for the coalfields of southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia, it is the region’s still growing ATV tourism engine. The Hatfield-McCoy Trail system is already a proven tourism and economic development success story for the coalfield counties of southern West Virginia, and while still a relatively new project, the Spearhead Trail system in Southwest Virginia is off to an impressive start.

In Tazewell County, there are more than 31 miles of the Spearhead Trail system open for ATV riders in the Pocahontas and Boissevain communities, and that will soon be expanded to more than 70 miles once ongoing work is completed, according to county tourism coordinator David Woodard.

This strategic location puts the Spearhead Trail system within striking distance of the existing Hatfield-McCoy Trail system in Bramwell. And that creates a unique two-state ATV trail attraction for visitors to our region…

 

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