Offering multiple programs and activities allowing guests to explore and experience the area’s splendid mountain scenery with nature in full bloom, Canaan Valley Resort will host a variety of adventures throughout the month of May for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

“From walks between Canaan Valley Resort State Park and Blackwater Falls State Park and an educational program on birding, to Memorial Day Weekend resort fun and the kickoff of our summer Mountainside Music Series, our May programming is designed to engage guests in the breathtaking beauty of the highest mountain valley east of the Rocky Mountains,” said Sam England, general manager at Canaan Valley Resort.

The following activities will be offered throughout the month of May:

Family Trail Days, May 7 – Features an 8-mile walk between Canaan Valley Resort State Park and Blackwater Falls State Park with a cookout lunch at the mid-way point, separate interpretive hikes, and other activities. The walk between the parks is moderately strenuous and offers remarkable views of Canaan Valley. Pre-registration recommended.

Saturday Spring Strolls, May 7 & 14 – Join Canaan Valley Master Naturalists for Saturday morning (10am) Spring strolls through the Park highlighting area history, flora and fauna. The event is free and open to the public.

Mother’s Day Paint & Sip, May 7 – Local artist Lynn Smith will instruct guests step-by-step as they paint “Daisy May” on an 11” X 14” canvas from 7-9pm. Wine will be served, and art supplies are included in the registration cost.

Introduction to Birding, May 21 – Master Naturalist Laura Ceperley will lead a 1-1.5 mile walk through Canaan Valley Resort State Park’s meadows, forest, and swamp from 9-11am highlighting different species of birds in their natural habitat. The event is free and open to the public.

Memorial Weekend Activities, May 27-29 – Kickoff the start to summer “resort-style” by enjoying all the amenities offered at Canaan Valley Resort! Lounge by the pool, participate in a variety of outdoor lawn games, play a round of golf, hike or bike the park trails or simply do nothing at all.

Mountainside Music Series, May 27 – Occurring outdoors on the Quencher’s Plaza, slope side at the ski area, and free to the public, Canaan Valley Resort’s Mountainside Music Series features live music from 6-9pm every Friday evening throughout the summer (beginning 5/27). Pub fare, as well as local craft brews, are available for purchase at Quencher’s Pub. Guests can also choose to enjoy a scenic sunset chairlift ride.

Throughout the spring and summer, Canaan Valley Resort will offer a special lodging rate for West Virginia residents. The promotion, known as “West Virginia Proud”, allows state residents to receive a 30 percent discount off the resort’s best available rate for two-night stays (or more) through the end of spring, and a 25 percent discount during the summer.

For additional information or reservations regarding any of these activities or for lodging, contact the resort at 800-622-4121.

Canaan Valley Resort is a four seasons destination with a wide array of adventures and a variety of guest rooms and cabins. On-site activities include an 18-hole championship golf course, scenic chairlift rides, sporting clay shooting range, hiking and biking trails, bike rentals, miniature golf, climbing wall, and indoor/outdoor pools.

Canaan Valley Resort is situated in northeast West Virginia approximately 2½ hours from Washington, D.C., three hours from Pittsburgh and 2¾ hours from Charleston, W.Va.

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Canaan Valley Resort is owned by the state of West Virginia and managed by Sioux Falls, S.D.-based U.S. Hotels and Resort Management, Inc., which operates hotels, resorts, state park lodges, golf courses and restaurants in 13 states throughout the West and Midwest.

For more information, visit the website or call 1-800-622-4121. Travelers can connect with Canaan Valley Resort on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and by signing up for special email offers and a blog.

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