Four Ways To Help The Environment While In Morgantown
It's as easy as exploring your own neighborhood!
Visit a Farmers’ Market
When you buy things locally, it is at a lesser cost to the environment. Most of the items you are buying in the grocery store are coming in by truck after being shipped from halfway around the world. Consider visiting Morgantown Farmers Market at the Morgantown Market Place on Spruce Street or the Cheat Lake Farmer’s Market. All products are grown or made within 50 miles of Morgantown.
If you’re driving through Mountaineer Country during, visit the list to see where else you can shop flea market finds and fresh produce!
Taste the Ingredients
Several restaurants around town source locally and use sustainable or grass-fed meats.
Ride the Famous “PRT”
West Virginia University’s PRT (Public Rapid Transit) is unique to Morgantown and is a must-see for all visitors. It transports 16,0000 individuals daily, connecting them across nearly nine miles of the West Virginia University campuses (Downtown, Evansdale, and Medical Campuses) and offers easy access to the core of Morgantown. In 1970, forward-thinking engineers from West Virginia University realized that automobiles were using huge quantities of energy and contributing to environmental pollution. To solve these traffic problems, they created the PRT, what would later be dubbed “The Ride of the Future.”
Bike Around Town
There are a variety of ways to get around Greater Morgantown, but none more scenic than the system of walking or biking trails. The Mon-River Rail Trails cover more than forty miles between Monongalia and Preston Counties. Caperton Trail winds itself right through the center hub of Downtown along the magnificent Monongahela River and charming Decker’s Creek with easy access to city parks and shopping centers. The relatively flat Mon River Trail meanders along the river and connects to Prickett’s Fort State Park at its southern end while the Deckers Creek Trail climbs an approximately 2% grade for 19 rhododendron and hemlock grove-covered miles.
Rent a bike from local shop Wamsley Cycles for two hours, a half day, a full day, or a week to help you get around and enjoy our beautiful trails.
Interested in attending more than one event this weekend? Stay overnight at one of the many hotels and lodgings in Morgantown. Click to reserve your stay.
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