This trail offers six miles of paved surface, perfect for rollerblading, walking and biking. Located within the Star City and Morgantown city limits, this trail runs through the Edith Barill Park, the WVU Core Arboretum and the Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park. The Caperton Trail is an urban trail with easy access to neighboring restaurants and […]Learn More
1,800-acre lake provides ideal conditions for crappie, channel and yellow perch, bass, walleye, catfish and panfish. Try the tailwater fishing pier for walleye and sauger at dark when they begin feeding. Located about 25 minutes from Morgantown. (Take U.S. Rt. 119 from Morgantown to Point Marion, PA, turn right after crossing the Cheat River and […]
A 4.5-mile trail featuring a 12-footwide, handicapped accessible pavement that follows the Lake Lynn shoreline along an abandoned railroad right-of-way. A nature viewing area is located at the southern tip and a fishing platform near the station is at the northern tip. Children’s playground on Cheat Lake situated next to the 4.5-mile rail-trail. Picnic areas, […]
The WVU Core Arboretum is an outdoor facility for education, research, and recreation. We welcome visitors every day, from dawn to dusk. The WVU Core Arboretum is located on a 91-acre tract of hillside and bottomland near the WVU Coliseum, between Monongahela Boulevard and the Monongahela River. The Arboretum has 3 miles of foot trails, lawns […]Learn More
(Photo Courtesy of @hasta16) From Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park in Morgantown to slightly west of Reedsville, WV in Preston County, the rail-trail follows scenic Deckers Creek upstream with an elevation change of 1,000′ over 19 miles. Landscapes are very scenic and secluded with hardwoods, hemlock and rhododendron, and rock outcroppings. This trail provides easy […]Learn More
Five-acre Dixon Lake and 14.5-acre Mason Lake accommodate fishing for trout, bass, sunfish and bluegill. Mason Lake is stocked with trout from February until May and is equipped with a boat ramp. Both are wheelchair-accessible fishing trails. The lakes are part of the 766-acre Pedlar Wildlife Management Area, managed by the WV Division of Natural […]
The 71-acre park provides a scenic view of the Monongahela River. Sky Rock stands nearly 600 feet above a landscape of deep valets and tall pines. Public playground and picnic areas available as well as the Dorsey’s Knob Lodge. Rt. 119 off of I-68, Morgantown. Bring your frisbee! The park has a new 18 hole disc […]
Boating ramp for the Monongahela River.
Four-acre park featuring basketball courts, athletic fields, playground areas and picnic tables. Handicap accessible areas. West Virginia Ave., in the First WardLearn More
Picnic tables and handicap accessible playground.Learn More
Huge gated, forest-like terrain dog park with complimentary doggie bags. Features separate areas for small and large dogs, shade, benches and drinking water. An excellent outdoor pool for families, featuring a children’s aquatic play area, concession stand, beach area and locker rooms. Also available for private rentals. Private area with plenty of parking. Located behind […]Learn More
Cheat Lake boat and watercraft rentals and cruises.
Large outdoor pool, featuring zero grade entry, two water slides and a large beach area. Baseball fields, skate park, basketball and tennis courts. Also available for private rentals.Learn More
A good area for bank fishermen is the calm water at the approach to the locks. Warm water discharges at the Rivesville and Morgantown power plants attract fish all spring. A pier at the Morgantown plant makes fishing safe and convenient. Bass and catfish are plentiful. Learn MoreLearn More
North Trail: The six mile trail follows along the Monongahela River from Star City to the Pennsylvania state line. There is parking available in Star City at the Edith Barill Riverfront Park. South Trail: This trail is a wooded, river valley trail from Morgantown to Prickett’s Fort State Park in Marion County. The trail is […]
The 128-mile river is a series of locks and dams that make up one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating slackwater river navigation systems, enabling boaters to navigate northward from Fairmont, WV to the city of Pittsburgh. There are two public boat ramps: Fort Martin and Star City.
Family-owned retreat featuring eight luxury log cabins at Coopers Rock, WV and Canaan Valley, each with fully equipped kitchens, hot tubs, porches and fireplaces.
West Virginia’s Largest Independent Outdoor Retailer Established 1973 located in downtown Morgantown. For over 40 years, Pathfinder has been a locally owned and operated outdoor store. They specialize in Biking, Hiking, Camping, Climbing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Backpacking, Skiing, Snowboarding, and Skateboarding. They carry the finest apparel and gear, and staff knowledgeable employees to help prepare you […]
(Photo Courtesy of @sugarmagnoliamm) Snake Hill Wildlife Management Area is 2,000 acres of public land in Morgantown, WV, managed by the Coopers Rock Foundation for the purpose of trail work, habitat restoration, and the creation of educational workshops. The terrain is a mix of rolling table land and rocky cliffs near the Cheat River Gorge. […]Learn More
Bring your best four-legged friend down to Stanley’s Spot for fun and frolic. Park is located just off the Decker’s Creek Trail between the Pleasant and Walnut St. bridges. Park in either the Walnut St. parking garage or by the Amphitheatre in Hazel Ruby McQuain Park. Walk down Elk St. from the Walnut St. parking garage […]Learn More
Half-acre of nature with a handicap accessible playground apparatus.Learn More
Boating ramp at Cheat Lake, open from May to October. I-68 Exit 10 Cheat LakeLearn More
High horse power pontoon rentals with tubes, water skis, and fishing boats with fish finders.Learn More
The West Virginia Botanic Garden is the state’s flagship public garden. This historic property features a variety of habitats including wetlands, meadows, and virgin hemlock forest. Cultivated gardens, art, and interpretive signage are developed throughout the 85-acre site. West Virginia Botanic Garden | WVBG.COM | Adventures in West Virginia from Sparks Productions on Vimeo. The […]