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This West Virginia County Is The Ultimate Summertime Destination


Located in the heart of Appalachia on the southern border of West Virginia, Mercer County is a warm-weather dream. In summer, the area is awash in every shade of green thanks to its abundant farmland and lush forests. 

Whether you want to cruise through the rolling hills or lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails, there’s ample opportunity for outdoor adventure. Mercer County’s four historic towns—Bramwell, Bluefield, Princeton, and Athens—each have their own character and personality, so make one home base, then take your time discovering what each have to offer. 

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