Looking to get off on the less traveled (and more scenic) path?

Whether you're traveling with the whole family, just your significant other, or solo with a pup - Pocahontas County, West Virginia boasts beautiful winding roads and scenic vistas that go on for miles!

For inspiration on scenic driving, please click here to check out our blog on the Top 3 Scenic Drives in Nature's Mountain Playground! 

Don't forget to head to Scenic Drive Day, June 23rd, 2019 at Cranberry Mountain Nature Center! 

Yew Mountain Center

Unleash your inner naturalist! Experience learning, recreation and living well in Appalachia, through a visit to the Yew Mountain Center. 

The Yew Mountain Center is on a 500-acre nature preserve among the forests and farms of West Virginia.  It is created and run by the local community to be a place for learning about the rich natural and cultural heritage of this Appalachian region and to be a part of the way forward to a prosperous and sustainable future in these mountains and beyond.
The Yew Mountain Center offers family-friendly retreats and workshops,  We provide experiential education and research opportunities for students of all ages.  It is a place to learn, create, and recreate.  
Under the mature canopy of our hardwood forests, in the spring-fed ponds and quick mountain streams, under the bright glow of the Milky Way, find inspiration, make connections, and breathe the renewal found in nature at its wildest.   

Check out some awesome workshops lined up for summer and fall 2018:

May 18-20: Breeding Birds of WV with Casey Rucker 

July 6-8: Forest Herbs

July 28: Mushroom Foray 

August 11: Fiddles & Violins

September 8: Fermentation Festival

September 21-23: Wild Wonderful Women in the Woods

Click here for more information on these and other Yew Mountain Center events. 

Contact Yew Mountain Center


Yew Mountain Center
9494 Lobelia Rd
West Virginia




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Please do not rely on GPS devices to find the Yew Mountain Center. Cellular service is unreliable in our area and the directions may send you up a treacherous old logging road. The Yew Mountain Center is on a paved, well-maintained county road. It is a winding, narrow road, so we suggest traveling slowly and enjoying the scenery. In the winter, contact us for current road conditions.

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