Four Great Father’s Day Ideas to Try in Mountaineer Country

Give Dad a Day to Remember!

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re like many, you are a last-minute shopper. It can be difficult to determine what your dad would want as a gift, so why not make memories with him instead? With these top ideas, you and your dad will have something to talk about for a lifetime.

Grab a Bite


Mountaineer Country restaurants are offering Dad-approved deals you can work into your weekend plans. Check out the Father’s Day Dinner Service at the Preston County Inn in Kingwood, WV, taking place on June 20 from 11am to 3pm. Enjoy this three-course dinner menu indoors, or sit out on the patio for some fresh mountain air. Reservations are highly encouraged. Call (304) 329.2220 to reserve your table.

Treat your dad (or yourself) to a delicious Father’s Day Spaghetti Dinner at Arthurdale Heritage in Preston County, WV. Taking place on June 20 from 11am to 1:30pm. Meals include spaghetti with homemade meatballs in Mrs. Belmaggio’s legendary sauce, plus garlic bread, salad, and dessert!

Check out our Outdoor Dining Guide for a variety of restaurants offering al fresco seating options in Mountaineer Country. Between craft beer overlooking the river and the perfect Hawaiian escape, you’ll find the perfect meal for dad.

Grab a Drink  


Take Dad to Tin 202 for amazing tapas and drinks that are perfect for your Father’s Day celebration. Try one of the classic or house cocktails, or ask them to make a cocktail crafted just for you and your dad.

Head to Mario’s Fishbowl for a frosty fishbowl, and order some mouth-watering chicken wings while you’re there! Try the craft beer and paninis at Apothecary Ale House and Cafe. For a delicious steak dinner with your choice of signature bourbon, visit Bourbon Prime with Dad.

Support local breweries like High Ground Brewing, Screech Owl Brewing, and Morgantown Brewing Company, Mountain State Brewing Company and Chestnut Brew Works. Each is owned and operated in Mountaineer Country, serving up their own unique craft beer selection, along with your favorites.

Adventure in Mountaineer Country


Looking for adventure? Soar through the trees and overcome obstacles at WVU Zipline Canopy Tour with your dad. If you’re not ready to leave just yet, rent a yurt (bunkhouse) and spend time with the family in the West Virginia hills.

Introduce Dad to the exciting activity of ax throwing, or try out the new Smash Room at Mountain Man Axe Throwing! Call and schedule ahead of time to ensure you get the chance to throw! Pro tip: This activity is for families or groups with individuals ages 16+. Those ages 16 and 17 must have an adult with them and sign a waiver to participate. Wear close-toed shoes!

Hit the course with Dad for some Father’s Day golf memories. Mountaineer Country offers a variety of golf courses in the area where you can swing into the fairway.

Venture back through time as you take dad to Father’s Day at Pricketts Fort State Park, where regular admission is half-off for all fathers on Father’s Day.

Put some spring in Dad’s Step when you head to Launch Pad Trampoline Park in Morgantown, WV. Taking place June 20 from Noon to 5pm, Dads jump free at Launch Pad during the Father’s Day Special event. Plan ahead when you reserve your jump time online.

In town a little early? Head to the Monongalia County Ballpark to cheer on the WV Black Bears as they take on Trenton Thunder on Thursday, June 17. Go online today to get your tickets for this great match-up happening in Mountaineer Country.

Hit the Water

Cheat River whitewater

Rise to the challenge with white water rafting in Mountaineer Country. With multiple river access points stretching across Preston and Taylor County, and varying levels of difficulty and distance, you’ll find the trip that best fits you.

For a less adrenaline-pumping activity, rent kayaks, canoes, or a boat on Cheat Lake for a fun family day in the sun. Another option is to try the many hiking and biking trails around Mountaineer Country that are great for quality time together.

Enjoy a lake day at the Bruceton Mills Lake with PADLZ Canoe & Kayak Rentals. Take in the mountain scenery and relax, paddle and swim for the day. Family groups and pets are welcome.

Head to Tygart Lake Marina for boat rentals and fishing. Visit our Tygart Lake State Park Visitors Guide and surprise dad with a day full of outdoor adventure by the lake. Stop by the Marina to embark on the Father’s Day Cruise, casting off at 2pm for a leisurely historical tour of Tygart Lake. Seating is limited, so reserve your ticket today. Once you’re done, check out Tygart Adventures on the lake, the area’s newest watercourse.

Looking for the perfect place to stay for the holiday weekend? Check out Mountaineer Country’s guide to find your perfect overnight accommodations. Use our booking tool below to find the best rates on hotel rooms for Father’s Day weekend! We offer a variety of Mountaineer Deals for hotel options in Mountaineer Country.

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