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Being Home in Petersburg

Jagged stretches of the Appalachians surround Petersburg. Mountainous lines cut through eastern West Virginia as part of a geographic flow. You can see those streaming lines on a map app. I admit that I have not spent much time in Petersburg to behold these of Earth's edges or explored around town. I just know what I've seen from WV Tourism, WV Living Magazine, and internet searches. Do you have any recommendations? Email gerardo.patron@hsc.wvu.edu. For now, here is what others recommend in and near Petersburg:


  • Alfredos Italian Pizzeria

  • Georgia's Place Cafe

  • Cheetah B's restaurant 

  • Family Traditions Restaurant - "Country Cooking in a Hometown Atmosphere since 1997" serves up the "best burgers in town"

  • 3rd Base Sports Bar and Grille


  • Golden Lanes Bowling Alley

  • Landes Art Center - check their events schedule to see what music or art are featured during your stay in Petersburg: landesartscenter.com

  • Viking Memorial Stadium - Petersburg High School football

  • Haunted Dream - Haunted house just south of Petersburg that provides scares in exchange for donations to local causes.

  • Tri-County Fair - late-July to early-September


  • North Fork Mountain Trail - 17.5 mile out-and-back trail along the rocky top of some of the Appalachian's most iconic bluffs. Rated difficult for good reason, but its proximity from Petersburg makes this trail a must-visit.

  • Dolly Sods - 35-minutes west

  • Roraring Plains Trailhead - 45-minutes west

  • White Grass - 1-hr west - cross-country skiing resort

Please email Gerardo.Patron@hsc.wvu.edu with feedback on your adventures in Petersburg! We can post comments on this page!

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