- White water rafting on the Cheat River
- Enjoy the Festival of Food and Wine held each January, visiting chefs present and demonstrate their favorite recipes at Lakeview Resort & Conference Center
- Hike Coopers Rock State Forest Tyrone Trail Loop to see Virgin Hemlock
- Take the kids to Tugboat Depot
- Check out the performance schedule for the historic Met Theatre
- Explore the WVU Core Arboretum
- Take the Downtown Audio Walking Tour
- Visit Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo
- Ride the PRT
- Rent a bike on the Rail-Trail
- Roller blade around the WVU Coliseum
- Play tennis at the public parks
- Look for the 50 species of wildflowers at Cathedral State Park
- Paint your own pottery at the WOW Factory
- Tour the Art Museum of WVU, 5,400 s.f. of exhibition space housing 3,000 pieces, including paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramic and folk art.
- Climb the 30’ boulders in Rock City at Coopers Rock
- Bird watch at Cranesville Swamp
- Drop by “Eleanor’s Little Village;” historic Arthurdale is the first of FDR’s “New Deal” towns
- Take a zip line canopy tour at the WVU Research Forest!
- Go ice skating at Morgantown Ice Arena, White Park
- Watch the star show at the WVU Tomchin Planetarium & Observatory
- Tee up at one of seven 18-hole golf courses
- Try cosmic bowling at Suburban Lanes
- Buy fresh, local produce at the Farmers Market
- Stop in at the Greatest Generation WWII Museum
- Bring the little ones to Kids Day in downtown Morgantown and the Wharf District in July; more than 60 scheduled events
- Go antique-ing!
- Take the kids to Spark! Imagination and Science Center at the Mountaineer Mall
- Shop ‘til you drop at University Towne Center, Suncrest Towne Centre and Morgantown Mall
- Stroll through the current art exhibit at the Mesaros Galleries at the WVU Creative Arts Center
- Enjoy a wine tasting and tour at Forks-of-Cheat Winery
- Visit the specialty shops at Seneca Center, a restored glass factory
- Discover Art Is Food and Arts Walk in October, the perfect evening to sample food from downtown and Wharf District restaurants and view handmade works of art from the locals.
- Get a taste of Broadway with the WV Public Theatre
- Create a custom piece of pottery at Zenclay
- Reflect from one of six pews inside “Our Lady of the Pines,” the smallest church in 48 states
- Climb to the site of a strategic Civil War battle, Cannon Hill, Rowlesburg
- Remember Pearl Harbor at the USS WV Mast and memorial, Oglebay Plaza, WVU
- Join Allegheny Treenware “spooners” in their wood shop
- Stroll through the Old Stone House for unique gifts
- Take your photo with the life-sized, bronze statue of the most famous athlete to ever wear the Gold and Blue, and one of basketball's all-time greats, Jerry West, at the WVU Coliseum
- Enjoy extraordinary menus alfresco along the Mon River and Rail-Trail
- Hike through the forest to the historic Henry Clay Iron Furnace, a 30-foot pyramidal stone structure (c. 1834) is all that remains of the state’s smelting industry.
- Discover the story behind the “Whiskey Stone” at the 1775 Forks-of-Cheat Baptist Church cemetery
- Get your fill of buckwheat cakes, sausage, firemen’s parades and the midway at the annual four-day Preston County Buckwheat Festival, starts the last Thursday in September
- Enjoy the ducks at the Star City Riverfront Park
- Check out the featured artist at the MAC Benedum Gallery
- Take your best friend to Stanley’s Spot Dog Park
- Get your ticket to entertainment from the WVU Art Series
- Experience the exhilarating beauty of mountain landscapes and hear from the world’s top adventurers at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at the Met Theatre in April
- Visit the Suri Alpaca and Wensleydale Sheep at the Crimson Shamrock Ranch in Eglon
- See a great example of grist and roller equipment at the restored 1864 Easton Roller Mill Museum
- Check out the activities at Mylan Park, Greater Morgantown’s recreational crown jewel
- Climb Sky Rock at Dorsey’s Knob for a 360 degree panoramic view of the area
- Take a tour of the WVU Farm
- Drive to Cool Springs, a Rt. 50 roadside attraction that includes an old steam engine, old fashioned cooking and a true general store
- Spend a weekend in September at the Wine & Jazz Festival
- Step back to another time and visit the 13 communities that were put together as coal camps when the boom attracted men from 19 countries to work the mines.
- Rent a boat or jet ski for a day on Cheat Lake at Sunset Beach Marina
- Grab a seat at the Monongalia County Ballpark and watch America's favorite pastime with the WV Black Bears, a minor league baseball team in the New York Penn League and an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- Buy a West Virginia University souvenir at a campus store, WV Game Day, Mountaineer Nation, or The Book Exchange
- Discover tools, medicines and furnishings of a typical 19th century drugstore at the Cook-Hayman Pharmacy Museum at the WVU School of Pharmacy
- Browse the valuable, insightful WV Collection at the West Virginia University Library
- Schedule WVU facilities and campus tours with the WVU Visitors Resource Center
- Skateboard at Marilla Skate Park
- Take in a movie! There are 27 commercial screens in Morgantown!
- Hike to the Coopers Rock overlook, a 1,200’ drop to the mile-wide gorge below
- Enjoy a local performance by Morgantown’s Community Theater groups
- Join 40,000 hawgs for Mountainfest, Morgantown’s annual motorcycle rally in July
- See artifacts and samples of the famous Seneca Glass at The Old Morgantown Glass Collectors’ Guild Glass Museum at Seneca Center
- Walk through nature and enjoy beautifully landscaped gardens along trails that weave from bright meadows into cool, shaded woodlands at the West Virginia Botanic Garden
- Tour the B&O Railroad Museum in Rowlesburg
- Try cool brews at one of our local brew pubs for a taste of local ales.
- Cool off at a public pool
- Enjoy music in the park all summer long at Chestnut Ridge Park with the Summer Concert Series.
- Find everything there is to know about the historic hot spot, Mario's Fishbowl...from the frosty fishbowls of beer to the delicious sandwiches and award-winning chicken wings.
- Witness the Civil War reenactment in May at Rowlesburg
- Relax and get a massage at one of Morgantown’s renowned spas
- “Catch” the Cabela’s KingKat Fishing Tournament and free Kid’s Fishing Rodeo held each May
- Taste the good stuff, downtown Morgantown and the historic Wharf District merchants celebrate Chocolate Lovers’ Day each April
- Celebrate America in Morgantown with music, a parade, contests and ending with a fabulous fireworks display over the Monongahela River.
- Bring the family to SoulFuel, a Christian music festival in July.
- Drive across Dent’s Run Covered Bridge (c. 1889) in Morgantown
- Discover Terra Alta’s Americana Museum, an old fashioned doctor’s office, country store, carriage house, and blacksmith shop
- Pitch your tent at Sands Springs Campground, just minutes from Coopers Rock
- Enjoy the Wild Warrior Challenge at Mylan Park in April!
- Fish the bass, walleye and catfish in the backwaters of Cheat Lake from the Rail-Trail
- Walk the Rail-Trail and stop by the JFK Memorial
- Love macaroni and cheese? Come to the Motown Mac n' Cheese Cookoff in August.
- Don’t miss the lighting of WVU’s Woodburn Hall for Christmas
- Enjoy the ancient sport of Irish Road Bowling at Coopers Rock in May
- Run through rainbows at Color Me Rad, held in the fall.
- Tailgate at Milan Puskar Stadium during the WVU Mountaineer Football season
- Create one-of-a-kind jewelry at the Silver Pennies Jewelry Design Co.
- Become enlightened at the Festival of Ideas; each February through April a diverse cast of internationally noted innovators, thought leaders, and experts visit the WVU campus
- Stop in at the Blue Moose Cafe for live entertainment
- Spelunkers, go wild caving with Cheat River Outfitters
- Make plans to be in downtown Morgantown for the WVU homecoming parade
- Take in a cutting horse show or tractor pull at the WVU Farm Reedsville
- Go mountain biking at Big Bear
- Enjoy some quality family time together on a scenic trip through the flat waters of the Big Sandy River. Padlz and Kayak Rentals
- Join in the Annual Cheat River Festival, a celebration in May to advance watershed projects, includes music, arts and food