The greater Clarksburg area has many historical sites to visit and some of most interesting architecture to explore. When traveling north or south along I79, Clarksburg is situated at the intersection of I79 and U.S. Route 50. Getting on and off the interstate to visit with us is a breeze.
Make Clarksburg your base while visiting any of the north central West Virginia area. Whether traveling through the area to other locations or visiting Clarksburg during one of our many seasonal festivals, Clarksburg is a central location to stay.
Heading south along I79, take exit 115 and visit the Historic Quiet Dell Grade School which is now home to West Virginia Heritage Crafts. This artisan's co-op boast rooms filled with items created
and produced by West Virginia Artisans. Adjacent to it is the West Virginia CCC Camp Museum with over 250
memorabilia items from the 1930's and 1940's each one with a story. [Between 1933-1942, the federal Civilian
Conservation Corps had over 4,000 CCC camps with 67 camps within the state of West Virginia. The CCC men:
Built hundreds of bridges
Planted millions of trees we see today
Developed more than 30 state and national parks and parkways
Built thousands of cabins, picnic shelters, lodges and park furniture
Constructed lakes, ponds, swimming pools and much more
Continuing south on I79, take exit 110 to the scenic 532 acre Watters Smith Memorial State Park. The park encompasses a historical restoration interpretive area with museum guided tours, swimming pool, activity building, recreational courts and miles of hiking trails and a gift show. The Interpretive Area includes a horse and cattle barn, mill room, corn crib, hog pen, smokehouse, residence, food storage cellar, woodworking shop, a farm barn and a quaint blacksmith shop.
For additional information, visit them on-line at www.watterssmithstatepark.com.
Phone is 304-745-3081.
Back on I79 again to exit 99 [Weston] and then about 6 miles to the Lambert's Winery. This experience is one that even locals enjoy doing again and again. Jim and Debbie Lambert have built a beautiful facility that is resembles more of a comfortable home with its wonderful covered patio area with outdoor fireplace and waterfall. Sipping their French Hybrid and American Varietal Grape wines couldn't be in a better setting.
They also have a gift shop with WV handmade pottery and gift baskets. When in Weston, tour the former
Weston State Hospital the TV series, Ghost Hunters, filmed a segment here. Also at this exit is the
historic Jackson's Mill which introduces visitors to the early Appalachian frontier life. The centerpiece is the
Jackson's Mill where young Stonewall Jackson worked for his uncle as a boy. While the old Mill is now a
museum, there's an operating gristmill in the historic area all a part of the 532 acre WVU Jackson's Mill Center
for Lifelong Learning.
Back in Clarksburg, a host of restaurants awaits you upon your return. We are blessed with many chain and franchised restaurants including Texas Roadhouse, Applebees, Ruby Tuesdays, Boomerangs, Japanese Steakhouse, Eat 'n Park, among others. We also have a host of old family established restaurants that bring diners from long distances to enjoy their cuisine. Some favorites are Minard 's Family Spaghetti Inn, The Wonder Bar [known for their terrific steaks and view of the city from atop of Bridgeport Hill], Audia 's Country Kitchen, Studio 318, Philip 's Pasta Cucina with its beautiful outdoor dining area and Clarksburg 's nationally famous Julio 's CafeŠ with some of the best homemade pastas, seafood and desserts around. If you near the Wonder Bar Road, don 't forget to stop in at Almost Heaven Desserts some of the best cheesecakes, pies and cobblers anywhere!
No one should leave Clarksburg without stopping at one of our local bakeries to pick up some pepperoni rolls. Once you 've had one, you 'll be back again just for them. Local favorites are Tomaro 's Bakery in the Glen Elk section, Health Bread Co. in North View and Home Industry Bakery in downtown Clarksburg.
Clarksburg 's best prize is its nationally recognized Italian style peppers prepared locally by the Frank Oliverio Family. Oliverio 's Peppers plant is located on Ohio Avenue just off of E. Pike Street in Clarksburg. Stop in to purchase a tasteful gift box to fulfill your gift-giving needs. Share the homemade taste of Oliverio 's with those you care about most. Or you may call toll free to order at 800-296-4959.
If you find yourself with a need to just get outside for a walk, travel to the city 's large Veterans Memorial Park just off of Milford Street. A beautiful 1 mile walking trail along the West Fork River awaits you as well as a full sized Olympian pool, miniature golf.
In the mood for shopping, well Clarksburg offers one of the largest strip mall shopping experiences in the state! Eastpointe and Newpointe Shopping Centers [laid out as if one continuous shopping area] offers both large department stores and smaller shopping outlets. Lowe 's, Super Kmart, Sam 's Club, Kohl 's, Super Wal-Mart, Pier One can be found here. There are also many spas and women 's salons as well including the well respected Tuscan Sun Spa located near Lowe 's. In downtown Clarksburg, Embellishments offers high end specialty gifts that you might find in a New York gift shop. Wicked Sisters clothing store with again clothing that is one of a kind will be moving to Main Street.
Our newest shopping experience is the HISTORIC CENTRAL STORAGE GIFT SHOPPE located in our revitalized historic area of Glen Elk take the Clarksburg 's Second Street exit and turn right; right again on 4th Street; cross the 4th Street Bridge; continue to Baltimore Avenue.
See more information about this shopping venue at www.scenicwv.org. Phone number is 304-623-6108
From interesting architecture and historic sites to great dining and shopping experiences, the greater Clarksburg area is a wonderful destination to discover history and enjoy the great outdoors.