Travel along one of the most visited winter routes in West Virginia. Here are eight highlights in the Canaan Valley region.
1. 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 new lodge. canaanresort.com
2. 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 39 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. timberlineresort.com
5. Cozy Up in a Cabin
From large and luxurious to quaint and cozy, rent a vacation home. Best of Canaan, bestofcanaan.com; Canaan Realty, canaanrealty.com; Mountain Top Rentals, mountaintoprentals.net; Timberline Four Season Realty, t4sr.com
6. Shopping Detour
For a unique shopping experience, visit Ben’s Old Loom Barn. 209 Cortland Road 304.642.4161
7. Best Eats
Looking for good food? Stop at Sirianni’s Pizza Cafe in the lower level of Landis Realty. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Cash only.
8. Bear Rocks Preserve
Brave the elements on a crisp, cool day for views you’ll never forget.