Travel along one of the most visited winter routes in West Virginia. Here are eight highlights in the Canaan Valley region.
This story was originally published in the Winter 2015 issue of West Virginia Living. It was updated in December of 2021. To subscribe, visit wvliving.com
Canaan Valley Resort State Park
This 6,000-acre state park is a winter sports playground—ski, tube, snowshoe, ice skate, snowboard, and then stay at the lodge. canaanresort.com
Monongahela National Forest
Hugs WV Route 32 and is an outdoorsmen’s dream.
Cross country skiing at its finest. Wrap up the day at the café with wholesome natural foods. whitegrass.com
A favorite skiing destination with dozens of slopes at an elevation of 4,268 feet with 1,000 feet of consistent vertical. Check out the Cherry Bowl—a north-facing gladed bowl that naturally captures both natural and manmade snow with a Western feel. timberlinermountain.com
For a unique shopping experience, visit Ben’s Old Loom Barn, 209 Cortland Road 304.642.4161
Looking for good food? Stop at Canaan Valley BBQ. The authentic barbecue restaurant serves mouth-watering, high-quality smoked meats and fresh, made-from-scratch sides. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11am – 9pm.
Bear Rocks Preserve
Brave the elements on a crisp, cool day for views you’ll never forget.