Take In Tucker Challenge 2022April 29, 2022
How the #TakeInTucker challenge works
Explore all the cool sites and natural beauty of Tucker County, West Virginia, while participating in the #TakeInTucker Challenge! Plus, be entered to win some Get Tucker’d swag at the same time.
Just follow these five easy steps to play.
STEP 1: Grab a Tucker County passport at one of these locations:
- Tucker County Visitor Center (9-5, seven days per week)
- Vacation Rental offices
- Canaan Valley Resort State Park
- Blackwater Falls State Park
- Parsons City Hall
STEP 2: Follow the scenic driving loop to explore five cool locations across Tucker County on West Virginia’s famous country roads.
STEP 3: Bring along your Tucker County passport to place five different “Tucker Tree” stickers on the passport. Each location will have an easily identifiable waterproof plastic box containing a roll of stickers that are to be attached to the passport for each stop. Don’t see any stickers? No problem! Just write the code word at the location on your entry card.
STEP 4: Be sure to share photos of your favorite stops on social media using the hashtag #TakeInTucker.
STEP 5: Once your passport is full, turn it in or mail it to the Tucker County Convention and Visitor Bureau to qualify for the Get Tucker’d swag drawing on September 9, 2022. Addresses can be found below.
Stop Details and Driving Directions:
STOP 1 – Beall Loop Trailhead, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Take a moment and explore the scenic trails at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The trailheads are accessible from the parking lot. Farm View Trail is a great option for 360-degree views.
To begin the scavenger hunt, take Bensland Road, located off of Route 32 in Canaan Valley. The road can easily be spotted by Canaan Valley’s only gas station and fire department. Take Bensland Road for .5 miles, then veer left onto Cortland Road, continuing for 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Co Route 35/18 (Coffman’s Lane) for .6 miles until you reach the destination.
The scavenger hunt box is located on the left-hand side of the parking lot trail kiosk.
STOP 2 – Tucker Boulder Park, Town of Davis
Tucker Boulder Park is perfect for children and adults! The three boulders – beginner, intermediate and expert – are surrounded by rubber chips almost a foot deep to break a fall.
Head back to Route 32 and drive north for 8.2 miles to Davis. Continue through the town until reaching the Davis Baseball Field and Tucker County EMS. Take a right onto Independence Lane and drive 200 feet and park at Tucker Boulder Park.
The scavenger hunt box is located on the chain-link fence by the boulders.
STOP 3 – Centennial Park Overlook, Between Thomas and Hambleton
A short drive from Thomas, Centennial Park Overlook is the perfect stop for a picnic lunch after the first two fun excursions.
Continue for two miles on Route 32 north from Davis to Thomas, West Virginia, where the three-way intersection for Route 219 is located. Take a left to Lake Thomas on Route 219 south and drive for seven miles. Centennial Park Overlook will be on your right, with two entrances and a large parking lot.
The scavenger hunt box is located behind the covered overlook bench for three.
STOP 4 – Cheat River Bridge and Water Trail at Holly Meadows
Enjoy Tucker County’s country roads as you descend off of Backbone Mountain and down to the Cheat River.
Continue on Route 219 south to Parsons. At the only stoplight in Tucker County, take a right at the T-shaped intersection onto Route 72 north. Drive 1.5 miles, then take a slight right onto Holly Meadows Road. Continue for .6 miles, crossing over the Cheat River Bridge, and take the first right following signs for the Upper Cheat River Water Trail. A parking lot and sign from the trail sponsor, Friends of the Cheat, will signal your arrival.
The scavenger hunt box is located behind the Upper Cheat River Water Trail sign.
STOP 5 – Fairfax Stone Historical Monument, Town of Davis
Head to one of the birthplaces of the Potomac River at the Fairfax Stone Historical Monument.
Continue on Holly Meadows Road by taking a right out of the Cheat River parking lot. Drive 4.9 miles, turn right onto Sugarlands Road, and continue for 5.1 miles. Once you reach the T-shaped intersection at Route 219, take a left and drive back toward Thomas. Once in Thomas, continue on Route 219 north for 3.9 miles until taking a slight right onto W. Kempton Road for .6 miles. Turn right onto Fairfax Stone Road (a large sign is here) and continue 1.4 miles until reaching the memorial parking area.
The scavenger hunt box is located on the 4×4 post by the trash can.
Turn in your completed #TakeInTucker challenge card in person or by mail.
Tucker County Visitors Center
410 William Ave.
Tucker County CVB
P. O. Box. 565
Davis, WV 26260