10 Things We’re Thankful For In Mercer County 

Last updated: November 17, 2023

As we gather around the table with our loved ones to give thanks, our thoughts naturally turn to the unique blessings that define Mercer County. From the mesmerizing sunsets that paint the sky to rolling cascades from high cliffs, Mercer County is a place where every corner holds a reason for gratitude.

Beyond being a spot on the map, Mercer County extends an invitation to embrace community, the richness of our culture and the natural wonders that surround us. Here are ten things we are grateful for in our neck of the woods.  

  1. Our Local Businesses
    Gratitude extends to the heart of our community — local businesses run by friends and family. These establishments shape the distinctive character of Mercer County, and our area wouldn’t be the same without them. We’re thrilled to see new businesses open each year!
  1. Sunrises & Sunsets
    Mercer County’s rolling hills and scenic overlooks offer a special connection with nature, providing the perfect backdrop for the most captivating displays of light and color. Every evening feels like a beautiful send-off, and every morning is a fresh, colorful beginning.
  1. Our Arts & Culture Community
    Mercer County’s vibrant arts and culture community adds a burst of color to our days, celebrating imagination, inspiration and the creative voices that set us apart. Whether it’s the strokes of a painter’s brush, the melody of music, or the rhythmic grace of dancing – our artistic community is brimming with talent. This creativity seamlessly spills into our public spaces, where the magic of live music and captivating murals adds an incredible layer of cultural richness. 
  1. Summertime
    Mercer County summers are a nostalgic embrace of old-school fun, from cheering at baseball games to enjoying movies at the drive-in and savoring scoop after scoop of delicious ice cream. These simple pleasures make our summers truly special.
  1. Stargazing
    Oh, the joy of stargazing in our Appalachian skies! We are thankful for the nightly cosmic lullaby that the stars provide. Grab a blanket, look up and get lost in the stars with us. It’s a nightly reminder of the vast beauty that surrounds us.
  1. Our Community & Events
    Warm and inviting, our community and local events bring us together, creating memories with neighbors who feel like family. It’s an opportunity to connect and create memories with both our local residents and visitors passing through.
  1. Waterfalls
    In Mercer County, you’ll find stunning waterfalls, each with its own unique story to tell. Discover these hidden gems that bring a touch of magic to our natural surroundings. Plus, our area is home to three local cascades featured on the West Virginia Waterfall Trail.
  1. Our Almost Heaven Swing
    Contributing to our list of blessings is the Almost Heaven swing, a recent addition located at the East Mountain Overlook. It’s more than just a swing; it extends an invitation to pause, sway gently and enjoy the view. If you captured a photo on our Almost Heaven swing this year, share it on social media and tag us using #VisitMercerWV.
  1. Fall Foliage
    When autumn arrives, Mercer County transforms into a wonderland of colors. The stunning fall foliage blankets our landscape, creating a real-life painting that fills our hearts with gratitude.
  1. All Of Our Visitors
    To all of our visitors, near and far, thank you for choosing Mercer County as your destination. We’re grateful for the joy and curiosity you bring, turning your exploration of our Uniquely Appalachian home into cherished moments. You’re not just visitors; you’re part of our extended family, and we love sharing the wonders of Mercer County with you!