Bruceton Mills in Preston County of West Virginia is located along an interstate highway (I-68). While essentially rural, it is a community fast-becoming a commuter living area for Morgantown, home of West Virginia University, approximately twenty-five miles away. Situated near the intersection of Pennsylvania and Maryland in the Appalachian Mountain chain, the area is a prime location for outdoor recreational activities. Between Morgantown and Bruceton Mills is Coopers Rock State Forest with its famous scenic overlook of the Cheat River Gorge and hiking, biking, picnicking, and camping facilities. Nearby is the Trout Pond for public fishing. Chestnut Ridge Regional Park has a swimming lake, playgrounds, picnic pavilions, and camping sites. The Hemlock Trail offers hiking along a rock-filled stream in an old growth forest stand that is especially picturesque. Some of the best white water rafting in the East is a short drive from Bruceton Mills on the Cheat River. The Big Sandy Creek offers trout and bass fishing and world class canoeing and kayaking. The woods-covered area abounds with turkey, deer, squirrel, grouse, and rabbits and affords excellent hunting opportunities. The area also attracts many visitors for nature study of neotropical birds, amphibians, and plants.