Experiential Travel

Cal Price

Experience our Mountain Culture!


We think you're going to really enjoy the 2014 Calvin W. Price Appalachian Enrichment Series.  We've worked with a select group of talented folks who live and work in the mountains, who guard our precious resources and who respect the environment...much like Cal Price himself.   You can leave your ability to multi-task at home.  The Series invokes you to solo-task, soak in your surroundings, assimilate the local culture and enjoy every step of the way.  Here we travel slow and purposeful.  Every detail holds a mystery, every curve a secret; when you wonder, there is nothing mundane.

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Cal Price Series Programs

April 19 - Wild Edibles Festival

Get a "taste" of Pocahontas County! Choose from a variety of workshops and walks led by knowledgeable instructors and guides. To register early for the workshops, just go to this link and register.  Learn how to identify, collect and prepare the tasty and nutritious bounty of our wild edible plants. Make and sample wildflower teas, main dishes, desserts & more. Starts at 9 a.m. at the Hillsboro School Cafeteria. A program of the Calvin W. Price Appalachian Enrichment Series.

For more information contact:

Wild Edibles Festival, Hillsboro Library, Mary Dawson 304-799-4766 Facebook/groups/Pocahontas Nature Club

May 3 - Traveling 219 Van Tour

The Traveling 219 project is hosting another tour of southern Pocahontas County this spring. Sign up to join the tour of some of the county's most scenic and historic spots on US Route 219 between Marlinton and Droop. The tour will cover the afternoon of Saturday, May 3, and will include stops at the Pocahontas Co. Historical Society Museum, the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace, the McNeel Mill, and Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. The tour will be coordinated by Dan Schultz, of the Traveling 219 project, but guides from each site will serve as tour guide for that stop. Tickets are $10.

To reserve seats on the shuttle van, contact Dan Schultz via the Hillsboro Library at 304-653-4936, or email at For more information on the Traveling219 project, go to

May 30-31 - The Warwick’s Fort Archaeology Days

This project will involve a hands-on archaeological and educational experience for participants and visitors at the site of William Warwick’s Fort in Green Bank, Pocahontas County, West Virginia. This fort was constructed in 1774 and became an important point of local defense and refuge during the Revolutionary War. Our public archaeological/educational project, which will take place on Saturday May 31, 2014, will provide a unique opportunity for visitors to participate in or observe scientific archaeological excavations and artifact analysis, as well as experience site tours and an evening lecture. These archaeological excavations will be supervised by Drs. Stephen and Kim McBride, who have directed investigations of this site for over a decade.  They have discovered archaeological remains of the fort’s stockade, a building cellar, a hearth, and numerous colonial period artifacts.  Pre-registered school groups will participate in the excavations on Friday May 30, 2014.  Schools need to contact Bob Sheets

For more information contact: Bob Sheets, 304-456-4815, or

Stephen McBride, 859-233-4690

July 19 - 2nd Annual Green Bank Herb Fair

The 2014 Green Bank Herb Fair, offred at the NRAO Campus, nearly doubles the number of seminars and hands-on learning sessions.  Topics range from herbal cholesterol controls to designing a personal herbal remedy garden and creating a butterfly-friendly yard. Registered Herbalist Kathleen Meyers offers food for thought at her luncheon address Native and Local Medicinal Herbs.  Professional entomologist and WVU educator Daniel Frank suggests alternatives to pesticides by Gardening for Beneficial Insects.  Naturopathic Doctor Bonnie Buchman (MD) shares her in-depth knowledge of real-world use of herbal remedies and Registered Clinical Herbalist Geo Derick speaks of Herbs in Healing. As last year, the Fair offers a delicious luncheon of local-grown foods plus guided herb walks around the wetlands and campus of the National Radio Astronomical Observatory (NRAO).  This second annual Herb Fair will reserve time at the end of every class for participants to interact directly with educators.

Find us: Facebook: Green Bank Herb Fair Email address:

We know that you're going to want a good night's rest while you're here experiencing all our region offers.  We have numerous options for you to stay from quaint cabins by the creek, to luxurious bed breakfast inns out in the country, to modern inns that cater to your every whim.  Click the links below to see what is available for you.  Of course, you can always call our office at 800.336.7009 and speak to a trained staff person who will be glad to help you out.

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