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102 THINGS TO DO In Greater Morgantown

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  1. White water rafting on the Cheat River
  2. Enjoy the Festival of Food and Wine held each January, visiting chefs present and demonstrate their favorite recipes at Lakeview Resort & Conference Center
  3. Hike Coopers Rock State Forest Tyrone Trail Loop to see Virgin Hemlock
  4. Take the kids to Tugboat Depot
  5. Check out the performance schedule for the historic Met Theatre
  6. Explore the WVU Core Arboretum
  7. Take the Downtown Audio Walking Tour
  8. Visit Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo
  9. Ride the PRT
  10. Rent a bike on the Rail-Trail
  11. Roller blade around the WVU Coliseum
  12. Attend the WVU Gold Blue Spring game at the Mylan Puskar Stadium, when the Mountaineer  football team gives us a peak at the upcoming season
  13. Play tennis at the public parks
  14. Look for the 50 species of wildflowers at Cathedral State Park
  15. Paint your own pottery at the WOW Factory
  16. Hike the Great Gorge Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park
  17. Climb the 30’ boulders in Rock City at Coopers Rock
  18. Bird watch at Cranesville Swamp
  19. Drop by “Eleanor’s Little Village;” historic Arthurdale is the first of FDR's "New Deal" towns
  20. Take a guided kayak tour on the upper Mon Water Trail with Adventures on Magic River
  21. Go ice skating at Morgantown Ice Arena, White Park
  22. Watch the star show at the WVU Tomchin Planetarium & Observatory
  23. Tee up at one of  seven 18-hole golf courses
  24. Try cosmic bowling at Suburban Lanes
  25. Buy fresh, local produce at the Farmers Market
  26. Stop in at the Greatest Generation WWII Museum
  27. Bring the little ones to Kids Day in downtown Morgantown and the Wharf District in July; more than 60 scheduled events
  28. Go antique-ing!
  29. Catch a game with Big 12, WVU men’s basketball team
  30. Shop ‘til you drop at University Towne Center
  31. Stroll through the current art exhibit at the Mesaros Galleries at the WVU Creative Arts Center
  32. Enjoy a wine tasting and tour at Forks-of-Cheat Winery
  33. Visit the specialty shops at Seneca Center, a restored glass factory
  34. Shop the handmade wares from appalachian artisans at the annual Arts on the River Fest held each summer
  35. Get a taste of Broadway with the WV Public Theatre
  36. Create a custom piece of pottery at Zenclay
  37. Reflect from one of six pews inside “Our Lady of the Pines,” the smallest church in 48 states
  38. Climb to the site of a strategic Civil War battle, Cannon Hill, Rowlesburg
  39. Remember Pearl Harbor at the USS WV Mast and memorial, Oglebay Plaza, WVU
  40. Join Allegheny Treenware “spooners” in their wood shop
  41. Stroll through the Old Stone House for unique gifts,WV/Attractions_&_Activities/Best_Attractions_&_Activities/61148/Old_Stone_House_Morgantown_WV/
  42. Spend some time with local potter Anna Brown at her studio and store, Brown’s Creations in Clay 
  43. Enjoy extraordinary menus alfresco along the Mon River and Rail-Trail
  44. 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.
  45. Discover the story behind the “Whiskey Stone” at the 1775 Forks-of-Cheat Baptist Church cemetery
  46. 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
  47. Enjoy the ducks at the Star City Riverfront Park
  48. Check out the featured artist at the MAC Benedum Gallery
  49. Take your best friend to Stanley’s Spot Dog Park
  50. Get your ticket to entertainment from the WVU Art Series
  51. 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
  52. Visit the Suri Alpaca and Wensleydale Sheep at the Crimson Shamrock Ranch in Eglon
  53. Spend a weekend in September at the Wine & Jazz Festival
  54. See a great example of grist and roller equipment at the restored 1864 Easton Roller Mill Museum
  55. Check out the activities at Mylan Park, Greater Morgantown’s recreational crown jewel
  56. Climb Sky Rock at Dorsey’s Knob for a 360 degree panoramic view of the area
  57. Take a tour of the WVU Farm
  58. Drive to Cool Springs, a Rt. 50 roadside attraction that includes an old steam engine, old fashioned cooking and a true general store
  59. Call on the Preston County Historical Society at History House Museum, Terra Alta
  60. Rent a boat or jet ski for a day on Cheat Lake at Sunset Beach Marina
  61. Watch over 35 hot air balloons take off from Mylan Park at the Mountaineer Balloon Festival every October
  62. Buy a West Virginia University souvenir at a campus store, WV Game Day, Mountaineer Corner, or The Book Exchange
  63. Discover tools, medicines and furnishings of a typical 19th century drugstore at the Cook-Hayman  Pharmacy Museum at the WVU School of Pharmacy
  64. Browse the valuable, insightful WV Collection at the West Virginia University Library
  65. Schedule WVU facilities and campus tours with the WVU Visitors Resource Center
  66. Skateboard at Marilla Skate Park
  67. Take in a movie!  There are 27 commercial screens in Morgantown!
  68. Hike to the Coopers Rock overlook, a 1,200’ drop to the mile-wide gorge below
  69. Enjoy a local performance by Morgantown’s Community Theater groups
  70. Join 40,000 hawgs for Mountainfest, Morgantown’s annual motorcycle rally in July
  71. See artifacts and samples of the famous Seneca Glass at The Old Morgantown Glass Collectors' Guild Glass Museum at Seneca Center
  72. Get in shape for the MedExpress Spirit of Morgantown Triathlon, sprint, Olympic, and half-distance races held each summer
  73. Tour the B&O Railroad Museum in Rowlesburg
  74. Stop in to the Brew Pub microbrewery for a taste of local ales
  75. Cool off at a public pool
  76. Celebrate West Virginia’s birthday with free cake on June 20th in downtown Morgantown
  77. Sample the best ribs in the area at the annual RibFest, held each June at Mylan Park
  78. Witness the Civil War reenactment in May at Rowlesburg
  79. Relax and get a massage at one of Morgantown’s renowned spas
  80. “Catch” the Cabela’s KingKat Fishing Tournament and free Kid’s Fishing Rodeo held each June
  81. Taste the good stuff, downtown Morgantown and the historic Wharf District merchants celebrate Chocolate Lovers’ Day each April
  82. Bring everyone to the summer-long Family Movie Night Under the Stars at Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheatre
  83. Laugh with comedians and sample beer during the annual Brew HaHa
  84. Drive across Dent’s Run Covered Bridge (c. 1889) in Morgantown
  85. Discover Terra Alta’s Americana Museum, an old fashioned doctor’s office, country store, carriage house, and blacksmith shop
  86. Pitch your tent at Sands Springs Campground, just minutes from Coopers Rock
  87. Be the judge at Morgantown’s Annual Chicken Wing Cook-off competition to benefit the Ronald McDonald House, held every August
  88. Fish the bass, walleye and catfish in the backwaters of Cheat Lake from the Rail-Trail
  89. Walk the Rail-Trail and stop by the JFK Memorial
  90. Shop for hidden treasurers at the Boy's Scouts Greatest Garage Sale on Earth held in August at the  Spruce Street Parking Garage in downtown Morgantown
  91. Don’t miss the lighting of WVU’s Woodburn Hall for Christmas
  92. Shop the Antique Show and Sale to benefit The Monongalia Arts Center, held in February at Lakeview Resort and Conference Center
  93. Make reservations for a romantic food and wine pairing dinner at Stefano’s Restaurant,held the last Monday of each month
  94. Tailgate at Mylan Puskar Stadium during the WVU Mountaineer Football season
  95. Create one-of-a-kind jewelry at the Bead Monster
  96. 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    
  97. Stop in at the Blue Moose Cafe for live entertainment
  98. Spelunkers, go wild caving with Cheat River Outfitters
  99. Make plans to be in downtown Morgantown for the WVU homecoming parade
  100. Take in a cutting horse show or tractor pull at the WVU Farm Reedsville
  101. Go mountain biking at Big Bear
  102. Enjoy some quality family time together on a scenic trip through the flat waters of the Big Sandy River. Padlz and Kayak Rentals

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