GREATER MORGANTOWN IS THE PLAYGROUND FOR ALL AGES!
Ride the mighty roller coaster rapids of the Cheat River or treat yourself to the breathtaking scenery from hiking and biking trails. The Big 12 and Broadway play here—and we’re overflowing with Appalachia history, art and antiques. Whether it’s a blissful afternoon at the spa or 18-holes on a top golf course, the enticement goes from day to night. Families, couples, and convention attendees . . . It’s time to make memories in Morgantown!
Coopers Rock State Park has 21 different trails ranging from easy to moderate and steep covering nearly 50 miles of the forest. One of the more popular trails, Henry Clay Iron Furnace Trail, takes you on a trip back in time. As you round the last bend of the trail, you find a huge stone structure […]
The WVU Core Arboretum is an outdoor facility for education, research, and recreation. We welcome visitors every day, from dawn to dusk. The WVU Core Arboretum is located on a 91-acre tract of hillside and bottomland near the WVU Coliseum, between Monongahela Boulevard and the Monongahela River. The Arboretum has 3 miles of foot trails, lawns with […]
At Cranesville Swamp, the elements of wind, water, mountains, and temperature have created a landscape that is both beautiful and rare. The hills surrounding Cranesville Swamp channel precipitation and chilled air into the valley, which makes the preserve one of the coolest and soggiest spots in West Virginia. This is an astonishing arboreal bog harboring […]
From Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park in Morgantown to slightly west of Reedsville, WV in Preston County, the rail-trail follows scenic Deckers Creek upstream with an elevation change of 1,000′ over 19 miles. Landscapes are very scenic and secluded with hardwoods, hemlock and rhododendron, and rock outcroppings. This trail provides easy access to Morgantown’s Marilla […]
The last covered bridge standing in Monongalia County was erected in 1889 by order of Monongalia County Court; the stone abutments and wood framework construction costs totaled $448! The bridge is 40-feet long, 13-feet wide, and utilizes the Kingpost truss design. Located on US 19, at junction with County Route 43, west of Laurel Point. For […]
Five-acre Dixon Lake and 14.5-acre Mason Lake accommodate fishing for trout, bass, sunfish and bluegill. Mason Lake is stocked with trout from February until May and is equipped with a boat ramp. Both are wheelchair-accessible fishing trails. The lakes are part of the 766-acre Pedlar Wildlife Management Area, managed by the WV Division of Natural […]
Revisit the 1930s of Eleanor”s Little Village, Arthurdale ~ The Nation’s first New Deal Homestead community championed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. A 5 building Museum is now open year round and there is also a Appalachian craft store and a Co-Op store on the grounds. From May to October the Craft Shop is open […]
One of the most significant historical landmarks in West Virginia. Located near Blackwater Falls State Park, the stone marked the western boundary of land granted to Lord Fairfax by the King of England in the 1700’s. Almost two centuries later, the stone was used as the determining factor in the state boundary between West Virginia […]
Located on the Caperton Trail just off of University Ave. next to the Westover Bridge. Outdoor amphitheatre overlooks the Mon River. During the summer months, the public is invited to grab some lawn chairs, popcorn and the kids for “Movies on the Mon,” free family-friendly films are projected on a large outdoor screen beginning at […]
A three-story diverse collection of antiques, memorabilia and photographs pertaining to the entire county. Located in the former Terra Alta Bank. Home to the Preston County Historical Society. Open Sunday afternoons June through September or by special appointment.
What started out as a small collection of deer, black bear, cougars and tigers has turned into a menagerie of chimpanzees, grizzlies, orange and white tigers, spotted and black leopards, ring-tailed lemurs and baboons. Over 100 animals from all over the world. Located in a woody setting so all the animals have the comfort of […]
We are your Preston Co, WV paint your own Ceramic Studio offering hand poured, painted and fired memory creations. All product is locally handmade in West Virginia. We hand pour (from liquid clay), fire (in a kiln at 2300 degrees), and paint (glazes or acrylics). With a variety of over 5000 pieces from small attachments […]
Indian Meadows is a R/V and tent camping facility tucked away in the small Monongalia county community of Pentress 15 minutes west of Morgantown, WV on Route 7 West. They have facilities to provide R/V site rentals for any size motor coach or fifth-wheel camper. Also offering twenty 30 Amp sites (9 pull through sites with full hook-up, […]
Four-acre park featuring basketball courts, athletic fields, playground areas and picnic tables. Handicap accessible areas. West Virginia Ave., in the First Ward
A 27-foot wide memorial featuring bronze statues of JFK and John Jr., three tall granite pillars and a granite bench as you walk near the riverfront on the Rail Trail in Star City.
Picnic tables and handicap accessible playground.
The newly repaired, renovated Kingwood City Pool is now open for business! Lap, General & Night Swimming, Private Pool Parties, Outdoor Facility, Pool Passes, Swim Lessons,Concessions, Dressing Rooms Hours of operation: Monday-Saturday 12pm-5pm Sunday 1pm-5pm Lap Swim Monday-Saturday 11am-12pm Monday-Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm Night Swim Tuesday & Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm
Huge gated, forest-like terrain dog park with complimentary doggie bags. Features separate areas for small and large dogs, shade, benches and drinking water. An excellent outdoor pool for families, featuring a children’s aquatic play area, concession stand, beach area and locker rooms. Also available for private rentals. Private area with plenty of parking. Located behind […]
Boating ramp for Cheat Lake.
Cheat Lake boat and watercraft rentals and cruises.
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