Activities

The Canaan Valley area offers a wide variety of activities for you and your family during your visit.

Berry Picking at Dolly Sods

Berry picking has been a fun and easy-going pastime for decades. Whether you’ve heard your grandparents talking about harvesting berries in the fields growing up, or your family still carries on the tradition with making and canning jam, it’s an enjoyable experience...

Hammocking

Looking to relax and unwind with the sights, sounds and scents of nature? Find a hammock, or hang your own, and you can do just that. If you decide to hang your own hammock at a state park or local trail, it’s important to know helpful tips and stay courteous of other...

Antiquing

Whether you’re looking for a souvenir to take back to family or a treasure to fill your home, antiquing is, and always has been, a popular way to discover one-of-a-kind finds. Here in Canaan Valley, there are four well-known antique shops for individuals to explore...

Geocaching

Skiing at a resort with the family and adventuring outdoors is still popular for families in Canaan Valley. However, today, you can take you favorite pastimes to a whole new level with geocaching! Geocaching is the first adventure game for GPS users that lets them “be...

Biking

Biking in Canaan Valley, West Virginia is equally fun and relaxing. With no worry of big-city traffic, you can ride through bike-friendly roadways and take in the scenic views down every trail. Not to mention, the friendly faces you’ll meet along the way. One...

Birding and Wildlife Watching

No matter where your travels take you in West Virginia, keep your eyes open for wildlife sightings around each road and down every trail. Whether you’re bird watching or you’re looking out for raccoons, fox, coyotes or even bears, you’re sure to spot something on your...

Hiking

Hiking in and around Canaan Valley is a popular outdoor activity for both locals and visitors, and there are several trails and state parks to fit everyone’s hiking needs. Dolly Sods Wilderness, Seneca Rocks, Blackwater Falls State Park and National Wildlife Refuge...

Sankofa Massage

Sankofa is a symbol that translates to "go back and fetch it" and is often part of a broader pearl of wisdom that says "It is OK to learn from hindsight. Go back and get it!"  Our bodies communicate to us all of the time. If we don't heed its communication then it...

Dolly Sods Wilderness

Known for its rocky plains and its breathtaking scenery, Dolly Sods Wilderness is 17,371 acres of wilderness preservation. Located in Tucker, Randolph, and Grant Counties of West Virginia, Dolly Sods Wilderness offers plenty of opportunities for mountain biking,...

Blackwater Falls Sled Riding

Blackwater Falls State Park in Davis has the longest sledding run East of the Mississippi. The hill is groomed for sledding and there are sleds available for rent.

Blackwater Falls

Blackwater Falls State Park features amber-colored waters that plunges five stories then twist and tumble through an eight-mile long gorge.

Train Adventures

From the Cass Scenic Railroad, to the Mountain Explorer Dinner Train, and even the Polar Express at Christmas…Canaan Valley offers a wide variety of railway adventures!

Fishing

Miles of water and fishing holes, offering plenty of fishing opportunities exist in Canaan Valley.

Horseback Riding

With miles of superior action riding, valley and forest trails, there are technically demanding mountain descents and trails on which to ride!

Smoke Hole Caverns

Magnificent formations are the results of millions of years of intricate processes and trillions of drops of mineral laden water seeping through the limestone bedrock which leaves trace mineral deposits that over millions of years creates spectacular stalactites, stalagmites, helictites, flow-stone, columns and dazzling multi-colored formations that you will see in the WV Underground.

National Wildlife Refuge

The nation’s 500th refuge was dedicated in 1994 and its 16,225 acres are managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

Zipline

Race with your friends down a 1,000 foot zipline, soaring 50 feet above the ski slopes!

Whitewater Rafting

Canaan Valley offers great opportunities for the excitement of white water rafting!

Skiing and Snowboarding

Choice of over 76 slopes and trails, seven lifts, a terrain and tubing park at two, nearby West Virginia ski resorts.

Seneca Rocks

Seneca Rocks is one of the best-known landmarks in West Virginia. These rocks have long been noted as a scenic attraction and are popular with rock climbers.

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