BARBOURSVILLE COMMUNITY PARK: This park is located in the village of Barboursville, located off of U.S. 60
and near the Huntington Mall. The park spreads over 900 acres with a wealth of activities and amenities. There's an extensive system of hiking and mountain biking trails, soccer fields, three baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, little league baseball fields, midget football field, fishing lakes and ponds, picnic areas, an amphitheater, horse show ring, an archery range, and several playgrounds suitable for a variety of ages. The Barboursville Park features nine shelters that are available for reservation for special events. There are five large shelters with the capacity of 150 people. The rental price for the large shelters are Saturday through Sunday $100 and Monday through Friday at $50. The smaller shelters with the capacity of 60 people are $50 Saturday through Sunday and $25 Monday through Friday. Each shelter has at least one barbecue grill. All shelters have access to rest rooms, playgrounds, and parking lots. To reserve a shelter, call the City of Barboursville at 304-736-8994.
BEECH FORK STATE PARK: The closest state park to Huntington is only about 12 miles away. Take Hal Greer until it runs into W.Va. 10, take that road south, turn onto Hughes Branch Road and follow the signs. This 3,144 acre park features the state's largest campground. The park is stocked with activities that include boating, swimming (in an Olympic size swimming pool), and an extensive trail system for hiking.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BARBOURSVILLE features a variety of quaint shops, from quilt shops to a candy shop, antiques, personalized athletic apparel, hardware and more.
MERRITT CREEK FARM PLAZA, in Barboursville (located off of exit 18 on Interstate 64, also accessible off U.S. 60 in Barboursville): This shopping mall contains more than 20 stores. Department stores Marshalls and Target anchor the site, which also features Starbucks, Office Depot and Home Depot, along with specialty stores like Renee's Birkenstock and Guiding Light Book Store, a Christian book and gift store.
RIVER PLACE: 6007 U.S. 60, Barboursville: This shopping center features more than 30 businesses, including Butter It Up coffee and Paleo cafe, a Goodwill store and other retail.
HUNTINGTON MALL, Mall Road, Barboursville, 304-733-0492, www.huntington-mall.com: The largest shopping center in West Virginia has more than 150 stores and restaurants. The mall features many department stores including Sears, JCPenney, Elder-Beerman and Macy's. The mall also has specialty stores like Talbot's and Bath and Body Works. The mall provides electronics and entertainment stores like Best Buy, Books-a-Million, or BAM, is a mega bookseller with a coffee shop inside. The mall also serves as a host site for a variety of community events.
DOLLAR GENERAL: 700 Central Ave., Barboursville, 304-733-6159.
FLOYD'S FRUITS AND FLOWERS: 5830 Davis Creek Road, Barboursville, 304-733-3668
KROGER: 6360 U.S. 60 East, Barboursville, 304-733-3370
TOWER FOODFAIR: 6350 U.S. 60 E., Barboursville, 304-736-4611
WALMART SUPERCENTER: 25 Nichols Drive, Barboursville, 304-733-0789
Best Western Huntington Mall Inn: 3441 U.S. 60 East; 304-736-9772.
Comfort Inn by Choice Hotel: 249 Mall Road; 304-733-2122.
Hampton Inn Huntington/Barboursville: 1 Cracker Barrel Drive; 304-733-5300.
Holiday Inn: 3551 Rt. 60 East; 304-733-3338.
CINEMARK: The region's newest theater is Cinemark at the Huntington Mall, offering 12 screens, high-tech equipment and a cafeteria-style concession stand. The mall is easily accessed from Interstate 64 or U.S. 60 in Barboursville.
BILLY BOB'S WONDERLAND: 5 Cracker Barrel Drive, Barboursville, 304-733-4550, billybobswv.com. Family fun center featuring Lazer Tag, Putt-Putt, Go Karts, midway games and pizza, plus an animatronic band.
PUMP UP THE FUN INDOOR INFLATABLE CENTER: 6759 Merritts Creek Road, Barboursville. Plan your child's birthday party here, or bring your kids during the open "pop-in hours." The center will also host a day camp this summer. Call 304-733-2386 or visit www.pumpupthefun.com. In the warmer months, Pump up the Fun has an outdoor inflatable water park.
1 Esquire Dr., Barboursville
Holes: 18, public. Par: 72.
Yardage: Blue 6,905; White 6,408; Gold 5,862; Red 5,245.
Description: Relatively flat, but requires the use of all clubs in your bag.
ORCHARD HILLS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
Allen Ave., Barboursville
Holes: 9, public. Par: 69.
Yardage: White 6,269; Red 5,480.
Description: Outstanding conditions. Tree-lined fairways.