West Virginia Days Weekend at Canaan Valley Resort Features Civil War Reenactments, Outdoor Adventure

Davis, W.Va. (June 7, 2021) – Canaan Valley Resort will celebrate the rich and unique history of West Virginia and offer a variety of outdoor activities and adventure for the whole family the weekend of June 18-20 during West Virginia Days Weekend.

“Join us in celebrating West Virginia’s admission to the Union, which occurred 158 years ago in 1863, and all the history, heritage and majesty she represents,” said Sam England, Canaan Valley Resort General Manager. “Featuring an authentic civil war encampment and live battlefield demonstrations, outdoor music, guided hike and an Irish Road Bowling tournament, guests have myriad opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and wonderous scenery of the highest mountain valley in the eastern United States.”

Civil War reenactment units, to include the Barbour Grays from Philippi, WV, First West Virginia Calvary Company "C", the 140th Volunteers from Green County, PA, and the West Virginia Light Artillery, will bring history to life throughout the weekend. Guests will witness a “living” Civil War encampment with both men and women in period dress going about their daily chores interspersed with exciting live battlefield skirmishes.

On Friday evening, June 18, the Sodapop Gypsies Band will perform outdoors on the Quenchers Plaza, slope side at the ski area from 6-9pm. Sunset chairlift rides will also be available.

On Saturday, June 19, the resort will host a free, master naturalist-led, “Introduction to Birding” nature hike. There is no fee to participate, and guests are encouraged to bring binoculars.

For those interested in something totally different, Canaan Valley Resort and Blackwater Falls State Park will host an Irish Road Bowling tournament on Sunday, June 20. Irish Road Bowling is a sport in which competitors attempt to take the fewest throws to propel a metal ball – known as a “bullet” – along a predetermined course of country roads. Fun for all ages, no experience is necessary to participate.

In addition, guests have access to the resort’s outdoor pool, miles of hiking and biking trails, sporting clay shooting range, and an 18-hole championship golf course, among other amenities offered at the property.

For additional information, or to make reservations, contact the resort at 1-800-622-4121 or visit the website at www.CanaanResort.com.

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, Euro-bungy/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.

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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