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102 THINGS TO DO In Greater Morgantown

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  1. White water rafting on the Cheat River
    http://www.cheatriveroutfitters.com/
  2. Enjoy the Festival of Food and Wine held each January, visiting chefs present and demonstrate their favorite recipes at Lakeview Resort & Conference Center
    http://www.lakeviewresort.com
  3. Hike Coopers Rock State Forest Tyrone Trail Loop to see Virgin Hemlock
    http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=HGD134-008
  4. Take the kids to Tugboat Depot
  5. Check out the performance schedule for the historic Met Theatre
    http://www.morgantownmet.com/
  6. Explore the WVU Core Arboretum
    http://www.as.wvu.edu/biology/facility/arboretum.html
  7. Take the Downtown Audio Walking Tour
    http://www.downtownmorgantown.com/walkingtour/index.php
  8. Visit Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo
    http://www.westvirginiazoo.com/
  9. Ride the PRT
    http://web.presby.edu/~jtbell/transit/Morgantown/
  10. Rent a bike on the Rail-Trail
    http://www.montrails.org/maps.shtml
  11. Roller blade around the WVU Coliseum
    http://www.msnsportsnet.com/page.cfm?section=7925
  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
    http://www.msnsportsnet.com/page.cfm?section=7920
  13. Play tennis at the public parks
    http://www.boparc.org
  14. Look for the 50 species of wildflowers at Cathedral State Park
    http://www.cathedralstatepark.com/
  15. Paint your own pottery at the WOW Factory
    http://wowfactoryonline.com/
  16. Hike the Great Gorge Trail at Chestnut Ridge Park
    http://www.chestnutridgepark.com/
  17. Climb the 30’ boulders in Rock City at Coopers Rock
    http://www.coopersrockstateforest.com/trails.html
  18. Bird watch at Cranesville Swamp
    http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/westvirginia/preserves/art1202.html
  19. Drop by “Eleanor’s Little Village;” historic Arthurdale is the first of FDR's "New Deal" towns
    http://www.arthurdaleheritage.org/
  20. Take a guided kayak tour on the upper Mon Water Trail with Adventures on Magic River
    http://www.magicriverwv.com/
  21. Go ice skating at Morgantown Ice Arena, White Park
    http://www.boparc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=41&Itemid=6
  22. Watch the star show at the WVU Tomchin Planetarium & Observatory
    http://planetarium.wvu.edu/
  23. Tee up at one of  seven 18-hole golf courses
    http://www.tourmorgantown.com/golf/
  24. Try cosmic bowling at Suburban Lanes
    http://www.suburbanlanes.com/
  25. Buy fresh, local produce at the Farmers Market
    http://www.morgantownfarmers.org/
  26. Stop in at the Greatest Generation WWII Museum
    http://www.thegreatestgenerationsociety.com/WWIILivingHistoryEvent.html
  27. Bring the little ones to Kids Day in downtown Morgantown and the Wharf District in July; more than 60 scheduled events
    http://www.downtownmorgantown.com/events/index.php
  28. Go antique-ing!
    http://www.tourmorgantown.com/shop.php?area_zone=&area_shop_type=Antiques
  29. Catch a game with Big 12, WVU men’s basketball team
    http://www.msnsportsnet.com/teams.cfm?sport=mbball
  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
    http://artanddesign.wvu.edu/mesaros_galleries
  32. Enjoy a wine tasting and tour at Forks-of-Cheat Winery
    http://www.wvwines.com/
  33. Visit the specialty shops at Seneca Center, a restored glass factory
    http://www.senecacenter.com/
  34. Shop the handmade wares from appalachian artisans at the annual Arts on the River Fest held each summer
    http://www.wvarts.net/
  35. Get a taste of Broadway with the WV Public Theatre
    http://www.wvpublictheatre.com/
  36. Create a custom piece of pottery at Zenclay
    http://www.zenclay.com/
  37. Reflect from one of six pews inside “Our Lady of the Pines,” the smallest church in 48 states
    http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2438
  38. Climb to the site of a strategic Civil War battle, Cannon Hill, Rowlesburg
    http://www.rowlesburg.org/cannon.html
  39. Remember Pearl Harbor at the USS WV Mast and memorial, Oglebay Plaza, WVU
    http://www.wvu.edu/Directions/downtown
  40. Join Allegheny Treenware “spooners” in their wood shop
    http://www.spooners.com/
  41. Stroll through the Old Stone House for unique gifts
    http://www.10best.com/Morgantown,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
    http://www.awomansviews.com/wob/1005_creation.htm 
  43. Enjoy extraordinary menus alfresco along the Mon River and Rail-Trail
    http://www.dubvmenus.com/
  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.
    http://www.coopersrockstateforest.com/trails.html
  45. Discover the story behind the “Whiskey Stone” at the 1775 Forks-of-Cheat Baptist Church cemetery
    http://www.interment.net/data/us/wv/monongalia/forks_cheat/index.htm
  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
    http://www.buckwheatfest.com/
  47. Enjoy the ducks at the Star City Riverfront Park
    http://www.montrails.org/maps.shtml
  48. Check out the featured artist at the MAC Benedum Gallery
    http://www.monartscenter.com/exhibitions/benedum/benedum.html
  49. Take your best friend to Stanley’s Spot Dog Park
    http://www.boparc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=39&Itemid=5
  50. Get your ticket to entertainment from the WVU Art Series
    http://www.events.wvu.edu/index.shtml
  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
    http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainculture/tour/
  52. Visit the Suri Alpaca and Wensleydale Sheep at the Crimson Shamrock Ranch in Eglon
    http://www.crimsonshamrockalpacas.com/
  53. Spend a weekend in September at the Wine & Jazz Festival
    http://www.wvwineandjazz.com/
  54. See a great example of grist and roller equipment at the restored 1864 Easton Roller Mill Museum
    http://historicalmills.blogspot.com/2008/09/easton-roller-mill.html
  55. Check out the activities at Mylan Park, Greater Morgantown’s recreational crown jewel
    http://www.mylanpark.org/schedule.html
  56. Climb Sky Rock at Dorsey’s Knob for a 360 degree panoramic view of the area
    http://www.dorseysknob.org/
  57. Take a tour of the WVU Farm
    http://www.davis.wvu.edu/
  58. Drive to Cool Springs, a Rt. 50 roadside attraction that includes an old steam engine, old fashioned cooking and a true general store
    http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/7640
  59. Call on the Preston County Historical Society at History House Museum, Terra Alta
    http://www.prestoncounty.com/terraalta.htm
  60. Rent a boat or jet ski for a day on Cheat Lake at Sunset Beach Marina
    http://www.cheatlaketoday.com
  61. Watch over 35 hot air balloons take off from Mylan Park at the Mountaineer Balloon Festival every October
    http://www.ummbf.com/
  62. Buy a West Virginia University souvenir at a campus store, WV Game Day, Mountaineer Corner, or The Book Exchange
    http://www.mountainlair.com/MarketPlace/BookStores/
  63. Discover tools, medicines and furnishings of a typical 19th century drugstore at the Cook-Hayman  Pharmacy Museum at the WVU School of Pharmacy
    http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/sop/Museum/history.html
  64. Browse the valuable, insightful WV Collection at the West Virginia University Library
    http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/wvcollection/
  65. Schedule WVU facilities and campus tours with the WVU Visitors Resource Center
    http://visit.wvu.edu/
  66. Skateboard at Marilla Skate Park
    http://www.boparc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=46&Itemid=6
  67. Take in a movie!  There are 27 commercial screens in Morgantown!
    http://www.fandango.com/morgantown_wv_movietheatershowtimes?tspstate=5
  68. Hike to the Coopers Rock overlook, a 1,200’ drop to the mile-wide gorge below
    http://www.coopersrockstateforest.com/
  69. Enjoy a local performance by Morgantown’s Community Theater groups
    http://www.morgantowntheatrecompany.org/dynamic/
  70. Join 40,000 hawgs for Mountainfest, Morgantown’s annual motorcycle rally in July
    http://www.wvmountainfest.com/
  71. See artifacts and samples of the famous Seneca Glass at The Old Morgantown Glass Collectors' Guild Glass Museum at Seneca Center
    http://www.oldmorgantown.org/Museum2.htm
  72. Get in shape for the MedExpress Spirit of Morgantown Triathlon, sprint, Olympic, and half-distance races held each summer
    http://www.mountaineertriathlon.com/
  73. Tour the B&O Railroad Museum in Rowlesburg
    http://www.borail.org/affiliates-list.shtml
  74. Stop in to the Brew Pub microbrewery for a taste of local ales
    http://morgantownbrewing.com/
  75. Cool off at a public pool
    http://www.boparc.org
  76. Celebrate West Virginia’s birthday with free cake on June 20th in downtown Morgantown http://www.morgantown.com/whatsnew.htm
  77. Sample the best ribs in the area at the annual RibFest, held each June at Mylan Park
    http://www.mylanpark.org/schedule.html
  78. Witness the Civil War reenactment in May at Rowlesburg
    http://www.rowlesburg.org/reenactment.html
  79. Relax and get a massage at one of Morgantown’s renowned spas
    http://www.mountainlair.com/MarketPlace/PersonalCare/
  80. “Catch” the Cabela’s KingKat Fishing Tournament and free Kid’s Fishing Rodeo held each June
    http://www.tourmorgantown.com/gallery_detail.php?pg_id=1
  81. Taste the good stuff, downtown Morgantown and the historic Wharf District merchants celebrate Chocolate Lovers’ Day each April
    http://www.morgantownevents.org/chocolatelovers.html
  82. Bring everyone to the summer-long Family Movie Night Under the Stars at Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheatre
    http://www.boparc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=18
  83. Laugh with comedians and sample beer during the annual Brew HaHa
    http://www.morgantownevents.org/brewhaha.html
  84. Drive across Dent’s Run Covered Bridge (c. 1889) in Morgantown
    http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMQV0_Dents_Run_Covered_Bridge
  85. Discover Terra Alta’s Americana Museum, an old fashioned doctor’s office, country store, carriage house, and blacksmith shop
    http://www.westvirginia.com/mountaineer/history.cfm
  86. Pitch your tent at Sands Springs Campground, just minutes from Coopers Rock
    http://www.sandspringscampground.com/
  87. Be the judge at Morgantown’s Annual Chicken Wing Cook-off competition to benefit the Ronald McDonald House, held every August
    http://www.rmhcmgtn.org/newsEvents.php
  88. Fish the bass, walleye and catfish in the backwaters of Cheat Lake from the Rail-Trail
    http://www.cheatlaketoday.com/
  89. Walk the Rail-Trail and stop by the JFK Memorial
    http://www.starcitywv.com/
  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
    http://www.downtownmorgantown.com/events/index.php
  91. Don’t miss the lighting of WVU’s Woodburn Hall for Christmas
    http://alumni.wvu.edu/traditions/woodburn_lighting
  92. Shop the Antique Show and Sale to benefit The Monongalia Arts Center, held in February at Lakeview Resort and Conference Center
    http://monartscenter.com/macnews/files/3f3f32ae57475820cec30fa5e7a26739-63.html
  93. Make reservations for a romantic food and wine pairing dinner at Stefano’s Restaurant,held the last Monday of each month
    http://www.stefanosmorgantown.com/
  94. Tailgate at Mylan Puskar Stadium during the WVU Mountaineer Football season
    http://www.msnsportsnet.com/page.cfm?section=7920
  95. Create one-of-a-kind jewelry at the Bead Monster
    http://www.downtownmorgantown.com/shopping/index.php
  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
    http://festivalofideas.wvu.edu/about    
  97. Stop in at the Blue Moose Cafe for live entertainment
    http://www.thebluemoosecafe.com
  98. Spelunkers, go wild caving with Cheat River Outfitters
    http://www.cheatriveroutfitters.com/
  99. Make plans to be in downtown Morgantown for the WVU homecoming parade
    http://homecoming.wvu.edu/
  100. Take in a cutting horse show or tractor pull at the WVU Farm Reedsville
    http://ext.wvu.edu/agriculture/wvu_reedsville_farm
  101. Go mountain biking at Big Bear
    http://www.bigbearwv.com
  102. Enjoy some quality family time together on a scenic trip through the flat waters of the Big Sandy River. Padlz and Kayak Rentals
    www.padlz.com

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