Winter Events and Activities in Mountaineer Country

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Miss the days of being a kid and playing outside on a snow day? Luckily, the fun doesn’t have to stop during wintertime! If you enjoy cold temperatures and snowy hillsides, Mountaineer Country has plenty of events and activities to keep the whole family entertained this season.

Events

 

Happening Now: Pre-order your fruit trees and berries from Modern Homestead for spring pickup. Visit online today and choose between a wide selection of fruits suitable for home growers, homesteaders, and entrepreneurial farmers.

January 18: The Community Coalition for Social Justice invites everyone to explore the theme of “West Virginia Civil Rights Leaders” during our 15th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

January 26: Have the kids join local naturalist, Ellen Hrabovsky, for a winter walk in the woods during West Virginia Botanic Garden’s Winter Botany event on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2:00 p.m. This event is free for members and $15 for nonmembers.

February 1-28: Morgantown Polar Plunge “Freezin’ for a Reason” registration kicks off at 11:00 a.m. at Dockside of Cheatlake to support the Special Olympics of West Virginia. However, participants can sign up to be a Virtual Plunger and take a dive from anywhere during the month of February.

February 20 and March 20: The winter season just got a little bit sweeter! Saturday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, March 20, learn more about the maple syrup industry during the Mountain State Maple Days events and try some sweet treats by visiting a local sugar shack or participating business. Not sure where to go? Check out the event map at WVMSPA.org, so you can find nearby Mountaineer Country participants to visit throughout this special month. Prices vary for each participating producer and business.

February 26: Mylan Park is hosting the annual Bob Huggins Fish Fry, starting at 5:00 p.m., which benefits the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund. Tickets cost $120 and guests may purchase a ticket to the private Signature Bourbon Tasting for an additional $100.

March 20: Get ready for the All American Grand Bash, happening virtually and in-person at the Hazel & J.W. Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park. Ticket purchases for this event will benefit Operation Welcome Home, the Hoss Foundation, Misson for Miracles, and WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital.

Activities

 

(image via @BOPARC)

Ice skate at the BOPARC ice arena, which is located near White Park in Morgantown, W.Va.

Grab your skis and trek cross country at Alpine Lake Resort, which is nestled in Terra Alta, W.Va.

Take the family for a sled ride at Chestnut Ridge Campground and Park in Bruceton Mills, W. Va. Sleds can be rented at the park for $5 an hour.

Strap on your boots and enjoy a winter hike at White Park, which features five miles of wooded trails in Morgantown, W.Va. and just a stone’s throw from town.

Shop the Winter’s Farmer’s Market at Mylan Park throughout January and February for handcrafted and locally grown produce and goods. Pre-order online for curb-side pickup.

Know of other winter events or activities in Mountaineer Country? Share the fun with us by using #VisitMountaineerCountry and stay up-to-date on all upcoming events.



Interested in attending more than one event this weekend? Stay overnight at one of the many hotels and lodgings in Morgantown. Click to reserve your stay.


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