Winter Events and Activities in Mountaineer Country

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Miss the days of being a kid and playing outside on a snow day? Luckily, the fun doesn’t have to stop during wintertime! If you enjoy cold temperatures and snowy hillsides, Mountaineer Country has plenty of events and activities to keep the whole family entertained this season.

Events

 

January 10-11: Modern Homestead will be hosting their January Cozy Dinner on both Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for kids ages 12 and younger and $40 for adults.

January 21: Join Tygart Lake State Park for an exhilarating winter hike, starting at 10 a.m.!

January 24: Mylan Park is hosting the annual Bob Huggins Fish Fry at Mylan Park, starting at 5 p.m., which benefits the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund. Tickets cost $120 and guests may purchase a ticket to the private Signature Bourbon Tasting for an additional $100.

January 25: Venerable Bean Bakery is proud to present our 4th annual Winter Tasting Dinner. This time we will have 5 courses of our favorite winter comfort foods including a dessert plate filled with 4 mini sweet treats! This is a ticketed event. Meals start at 6 p.m.

January 25: Participating in the Annual Toboggan Festival on Saturday, Jan. 25 from noon-2 p.m. at Chestnut Ridge Park. Rent a tube or foam sled for $10 and race down the sledding hill with friends and family. This event is free and open to the public.

January 26: Join local naturalist Ellen Hrabovsky at 2 p.m. at the WV Botanic Garden for a Winter Botany walk in the woods, rain or shine, to observe nature during the cold time of the year, taking note along the way of identifying features of trees and shrubs.

January 26: Have the kids join local naturalist, Ellen Hrabovsky, for a winter walk in the woods during West Virginia Botanic Garden’s Winter Botany event on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. This event is free for members and $15 for nonmembers.

February 8: Celebrate the season at Coopers Rock State Forest’s Winterfest on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. There, your whole family can enjoy winter-themed activities. Refreshments will be available for purchase and all proceeds are donated to the Coopers Rock Foundation.

February 8-9: Cozy up indoors with a pint of local craft beer at the first Dead of Winter WV Beer Fest from 4-11 p.m. at Morgantown Brewing Company! Enjoy an indoor beer garden featuring more than a dozen Almost Heaven brews from around the state and more made fresh from Morgantown Brewing’s tanks. Live music, comedy, and giveaways will be offered throughout the event. Guests may purchase custom six ounce beer glasses for $5 each, which includes a free drink ticket. Drink tickets cost $3 each and are valid for one tasting pour. Sip, dance, and laugh the night away as you celebrate the winter season with friends!

February 22 & March 21: The winter season just got a little bit sweeter! Saturday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, March 21, learn more about the maple syrup industry and try some sweet treats by visiting a local sugar shack or participating business during the Mountain State Maple Days. Not sure where to go? Check out the event map at WVMSPA.org, so you can find nearby Mountaineer Country participants to visit throughout this special month. Prices vary for each participating producer and business.

February 22: Morgantown Polar Plunge “Freezin’ for a Reason” registration kicks off at 11:30 a.m. to support the Special Olympics of West Virginia. After the plunge, head to the Crab Shack Caribba on Cheat Lake, a participating Mountaineer Deals partner, to share plunge stories and enjoy some food and drinks. Participants must raise $50 to plunge.

February 28-29: Enjoy live performances, dances, and workshops at the Gardner Winter Music Festival at South Middle School on Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 29. Price ranges from $3-$5.

 

Activities

 

(image via @BOPARC)

Plan a winter getaway in Greater Morgantown with friends or a loved one, such as renting out a cabin at Cooper’s Rock!

Ice skate at the ice arena at BOPARC (and use our Mountaineer Deal), located near White PArk in Morgantown.

Grab your skies and trek cross country ski at Alpine Lake Resort, which is nestled in Terra Alta.

Take the family for a sled ride at Chestnut Ridge Campground and Park in Bruceton Mills. Sleds can be rented at the park for $5 an hour.

Strap on your boost and enjoy a winter hike at White Park, which features five miles of wooded trails in Morgantown, and is just a stone’s throw from town.

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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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