Winter Events and Activities in Greater Morgantown

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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

 

January 10-11: Modern Homestead will be hosting their January Cozy Dinner on both Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for kids ages 12 and younger and $40 for adults.

January 24: Mylan Park is hosting the annual Bob Huggins Fish Fry at Mylan Park, starting at 5 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.

January 25: Participating in the Annual Toboggan Festival on Saturday, Jan. 25 from noon-2 p.m. at Chestnut Ridge Park. Rent a tube or foam sled for $10 and race down the sledding hill with friends and family. This event is free and open to the public.

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 p.m. This event is free for members and $15 for nonmembers.

Feb. 8: Celebrate the season at Coopers Rock State Forest’s Winterfest on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. There, your whole family can enjoy winter-themed activities. Refreshments will be available for purchase and all proceeds are donated to the Coopers Rock Foundation.

February 22 and March 21: The winter season just got a little bit sweeter! Saturday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, March 21, learn more about the maple syrup industry 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 22: Morgantown Polar Plunge “Freezin’ for a Reason” registration kicks off at 11:30 a.m. to support the Special Olympics of West Virginia. After the plunge, head to the Crab Shack Caribba on Cheat Lake, a participating Mountaineer Deals partner, to share plunge stories and enjoy some food and drinks. Participants must raise $50 to plunge.

February 28-29: Enjoy live performances, dances, and workshops at the Gardner Winter Music Festival at South Middle School on Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 29. Price ranges from $3-$5.

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.

 

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