Take In Tucker Challenge 2023

How the #TakeInTucker challenge works

Explore all the cool sites and natural beauty of Tucker County, West Virginia, while participating in the Take In Tucker Scavenger Hunt! Plus, be entered to win a $250 gift card 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 your Tucker County passport to collect five different “Tucker Tree” stickers for your passport. Each location will have an easily identifiable waterproof plastic box containing a roll of stickers that are to be affixed to the passport at each stop. Don’t see any stickers? No problem! Just write the code word for 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 $250 gift card drawing on October 31, 2023. Addresses can be found below.

Stop Details and Driving Directions:

STOP 1 – Mount Porte Crayon Overlook, Canaan Valley State Park 

Take a moment to enjoy the breathtaking views at the Mount Porte Crayon Overlook.

The scavenger hunt begins in Canaan Valley on Route 32. Approximately a quarter mile south of the Canaan Valley State Park entrance, you’ll find a pull-off on the left-hand side of the road (across from Black Hollow Road).

The scavenger hunt box is located behind the Mount Porte Crayon kiosk.

STOP 2 – A-Frame Road Observation Deck, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Explore the scenic trails at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The trailheads are accessible from the parking lot. 

From Davis, take Route 48 east for six miles. Take a right onto A-Frame Road. Continue for approximately 4.5 miles toward the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge (CVNWR). Stay on the main gravel road when turn-offs appear on your right or left. This is a suitable gravel road with little signage until reaching the CVNWR observation deck and marker. 

The scavenger hunt box is located along the observation deck.

STOP 3 – Buxton and Landstreet Historic Block, Coketon, West Virginia

Browse contemporary art galleries and studios at the Buxton & Landstreet Gallery and Studios. The historic building was recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2022.

Return to Davis on Route 48 west, then take a right onto Route 32 north to Thomas. Drive 1.8 miles and take a sharp left onto Douglas Road. Continue 0.6 miles. You will arrive at the Buxton and Landstreet Historic Building and Gallery. Parking is on the left side of the building. 

The scavenger hunt box is located within the driveway circle and historic sign, attached to an enormous evergreen tree.

STOP 4 – U.S. Forest Service, Tucker County Campus, Parsons, West Virginia

Along the way, be sure to stop at Centennial Park for a picturesque view from your vehicle. 

Return 0.6 miles to Route 32 and turn left, heading north onto Route 32. Go 0.5 miles and take another left onto Route 219 south to Parsons. Drive 13 miles and then turn left onto Nursery Bottom Road. Continue 0.2 miles to a kiosk for the Nursery Bottom and bench on your left.

The scavenger hunt box is located within the Nursery Bottom kiosk.

STOP 5 – Allegheny Highlands Rail Trail, Hendricks, West Virginia 

The section of the Allegheny Highlands Trail in Hendricks is paved and follows the beautiful Black Fork River. 

Return to Route 32. Take a right and drive 1.1 miles on Route 32 north. Take another right onto West Virginia Route 72. Drive 1.4 miles and take another right onto 2nd Street where you will see a parking lot and the Allegheny Highlands Rail Trail kiosk.  

The scavenger hunt box is located within the Allegheny Highlands Rail Trail kiosk.

To Enter:

Turn in your completed #TakeInTucker challenge card in person or by mail.

In Person:

Tucker County Visitors Center
410 William Ave.
Davis, WV

By Mail:

Tucker County CVB
P. O. Box. 565
Davis, WV 26260