Find ample adventure and endless exploration at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. With the Allegheny Mountains in our backyard, the resort gives you access to the region's most breathtaking natural playground. Take advantage of our legendary downhill skiing and spectacular golf, or trek just a few minutes offsite and surround yourself with amazing countryside and world-class views—no matter the season.
Witness panoramic views of the half-mile wide canyon, one of West Virginia's most photographed sites. Multiple observation points along the trail lead up to the falls.
Enjoy 31 miles of hiking, hunting, and fishing opportunities year-round in the refuge's 16,225 acres of protected land. Watch educational exhibits, films, and displays at the visitor center.
Pack a picnic and head to this 10,215-acre property on the Allegheny Plateau, featuring unique plant life, scenic overlooks, hiking trails, and picnic and camping areas. The area is accessible year-round, but visitors should use caution as storms can develop rapidly.
Choose between the lit, mile-long Seneca Cavern tour, or the Stratosphere Balloon Cavern with no electricity and more adventurous paths. Both tours are guided and also offer family activities such as gemstone mining, miniature golf, restaurants, and picnic areas. Group rates available for 10 or more guests.
Climb your way to the top of this 900-foot-tall formation and witness sweeping views of the valley below. Or, if climbing isn't your thing, hike the steep 1.3-mile trail up the mountain. A visitor's center is located at the base.
See spectacular stalactites, stalagmites, and other natural formations that have been millions of years in the making. Step into the West Virginia underground and be amazed by the dazzling, multi-colored scenery that awaits! Tours are offered throughout the year.
Culture & Heritage
Tune in to quality musical entertainment. These performers sing and play contemporary and classic country, bluegrass, cajun, western, swing, pop, and gospel music. See them perform in the historic Elkins Rail Yard.
Hop on the train and take any of its four scenic routes into the heart of West Virginia and breathtaking scenery. Then, catch a show at the adjacent American Mountain Theater.
Ride the old logging trains, pulled by Shay Engines, that have been restored as a living museum of railroading and lumbering. The train operates from Memorial Day through Labor Day, as well as fall foliage weekends in October.
Take the whole family to dinner and then enjoy the show! Meals are included in ticket prices and served before the performance.
Check out the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, the largest fully-steerable dish in the world. Take a guided tour through the observatory and learn something new at the hands-on science center.
Catch a ride—and an eagle sighting—on this diesel-powered, open-window coach train. The 3.5-hour narrated excursion takes you through beautiful scenery in the South Branch of the Potomac River.
Guides & Outfitters
Climb to the top, or take the zip line down—these thrilling summits offer adventure for everyone and fun for the whole family!
Ride horseback through Canaan Valley and see the mountains and landscape from a new perspective. A petting zoo and pony rides are available for children.
Raft down West Virginia's whitewater rapids in the mighty Cheat River. The rapids give you an adrenaline rush in the spring, and then turn to family-friendly rafting throughout the summer.
Find area visitor, guide, and outfitter information for downtown Davis, West Virginia.
Watch glass blowing demonstrations at one of West Virginia's only remaining glass art studios.
Check out the full-service ski shop, ski and snowboard rentals, and apparel at the Ski Barn.
Join the Run For It! 2k or 5k on the last Saturday in September. The run takes place in Davis, West Virginia, during the Leaf Peepers Festival.
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