Welcome to the #TakeInTucker challenge!June 30, 2021
How the #TakeInTucker challenge works
This fun challenge is a great way to explore the cool sites and natural beauty of Tucker County, West Virginia and enter 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 pocket guide 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 fun and scenic driving loop to explore five cool locations that dot Tucker County and West Virginia’s famous country roads.
STEP 3: Bring along your Tucker County Pocket Guide and removable cover 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 onto the passport for each location.
STEP 4: Be sure to share a photo of your favorites using the hashtag #TakeInTucker.
STEP 5: Once your passport is filled turn it into or mail the Tucker County Convention and Visitor Bureau to qualify for the Get Tucker’d swag drawing on October 31st, 2021.
Stop details and driving directions:
Stop 1 – Thomas City Park Trail Head Kiosk
Just across the 219 S Bridge from the city of Thomas, WV is the Thomas City Park. Drive down the access road and park at the Lake Thomas pavilion. Keep an eye out halfway down the road on the right for the trailhead kiosk and Take in Tucker stop attached to the kiosk post.
Stop 2 – Parsons Iron Bridge
Continue south on Rt. 219 S from Thomas 14 miles to Parsons, WV. You will cross over two bridges before arriving at the Iron Bridge parking lot and Allegheny Highlands Rail Trail on your left (Directly across from Water Street in Parsons). The Take in Tucker box is located on the Iron Bridge railing next to the memorial stone remembering the flood of 1985.
Stop 3 – Hendricks Swinging Bridge and Cheat River Water Trail
Drive 1.8 miles back toward Thomas on Rt. 219 N from the town of Parsons to WV-72 S and Hendricks, WV. Take a right onto WV-72 S and continue for 1.4 miles taking a right onto 2nd Street. The Hendricks Swinging Bridge will be 0.1 miles in front of you. The Take in Tucker Box will be attached to the front of the Cheat River Water Trail kiosk.
Stop 4 – Canaan Valley State Park Recreation Center
You will stay on Rt. 72 S for approximately 27 miles until reaching Rt.32 just outside of Canaan Valley. Hang a left onto Rt.32 north and drive for three miles until reaching the main entrance of Canaan Valley Resort State Park Lodge on your left. Turn left at the entrance, go 0.6 miles and follow signs for the Canaan Valley Nature Center on your right. The Take in Tucker box is located on the outside of the Recreation Center building main entrance.
Stop 5 – Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Head back out to Rt. 32 and take a left. Drive north for 2.9 miles until reaching the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, which will be on your left. Pull in to the parking lot and on the left side of the visitor center you will find the final stop on the Take in Tucker tour.
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