Davis, West Virginia is a small municipality located in the mountainous heart of Tucker County. At 3,520 feet elevation, Davis is the highest incorporated town in the state. It is located along the Blackwater River a few miles north of Canaan Valley, the highest sizable valley east of the Mississippi. Davis is located at the western end of I-48, a short 2.5 hour drive from DC, 3 hours from Pittsburgh, 3.5 hours from Baltimore and 4.5 hours from Columbus, OH. It is within driving distance of many other major cities, and within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the US population.
Davis provides a refreshingly eclectic-yet-utilitarian atmosphere unlike anywhere else in West Virginia. It’s a peaceful place where time moves a little slower; a place where you can see the stars at night. It’s the kind of place that when you travel – no matter where your adventures lead – you’re always excited to come back home.
The folks who call Davis, and Tucker County, home are incredibly passionate about living here, and that passion is palpable in the smiles of residents and storefronts of local businesses. It’s a place where you’ll get a homey “howdy” from local passersby and recommendations on the best trails from local adventurers, and you’ll be on a first-name basis with the barkeep after a few local pints.
Davis is currently best known for its world-class outdoor recreation opportunities and outstanding access to pristine and wild public lands. Davis lies in the heart of a celebrated system of rugged mountain biking and hiking trails. It is but a short drive to some of the country’s best whitewater kayaking and rafting streams and rivers, and just ten miles from three unique downhill and cross-country ski resorts in Canaan Valley.
Davis has become home to a thriving scene of local businesses, artisans, eateries, and breweries. It is a hub for skiers, hikers, bikers, hunters, art lovers, and beer lovers. Davis has recently been popping up at the top of tourism and outdoor recreation “best-of” lists, proving it to be a town to watch as Appalachian tourism continues to grow. As the steady revival continues, Davis is quickly becoming known as a hip place to visit or even relocate for those who are passionate about the outdoors or peaceful small-town living.
Davis has been experiencing an economic renaissance that continues to gather steam. With the past industries of coal, wood and furs long gone, Davis is experiencing a refreshing boom in the modern industries of outdoor recreation, tourism, artisan shops, live music, local restaurants, craft beer and spirits, and information media. Diverse groups of visitors are traveling from near and far to experience and contribute to this small town revival. And with more and more visitors coming, opportunities for new businesses abound.
This Week in Davis
September 17 – 23, 2019
- Community Yoga: 6pm @ Blackwater Falls State Park
- Burger Night @ Muttley’s Downtown
- Steak Night @ Muttley's Downtown
- Wing Night: 5pm @ F.O.E
- Farm Up Truck @ Stumptown Ales
- Mick Souter Folklore "All Aboard" Concert: 8pm @ Blackwater Falls State Park
- Daniel Lily & The Lilly Mountaineers Bluegrass Band: 8pm @ Blackwater Falls State Park
- Farm Up Truck @ Stumptown Ales
Upcoming EventsLast Weekend in September
- Leaf Peeper's Festival: September 27th – 29th
- Astronomy Weekend @ Blackwater Falls State Park: September 27th- 28th
- Run For It! 5K Run/2K Walk in Davis: September 28th