West Virginia Attractions and Activities
The Mountain Lakes Region of West Virginia provides many recreation opportunities. Activities include fishing or boating on one of the five lakes in the region, exploring Civil War history on the Civil War Discovery Trail, shopping for unique glass pieces and hand crafts from local artisans and more.
Adventures on the Gorge – 1 hours 20 minutes away
Experience whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley Rivers, canopy tours, zip lines, cabins, camping, restaurants and so much more.
A Mountain Clays – 35 minutes away
A beautiful 5-Stand sporting clay facility which features 7 solar powered launchers that are all wirelessly remote controlled. By appointment only (304.641.1599).
Mountain Rail Adventures – 50 minutes away
Explore wild, wonderful West Virginia aboard one of the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley's four unique trains or one of their specialty trains such as The Polar Express!
Splash Zone Water Park – 40 minutes away
This small water park features a lazy river, 11 slides including 2 corkscrew slides, a 25-meter competition pool, a beach-entry lagoon, plenty of splash buckets and more!
American Mountain Theater – 50 minutes away Located in the Historic Rail Yard in downtown Elkins, West Virginia, the American Mountain Theater is the state’s first and only “Branson Style” family-friendly, music and comedy variety show.
Clarksburg Amphitheater – 35 minutes away This 2,000 seat outdoor venue hosts several major concerts each summer as well as a weekly "Movies in the Park" series. Recent performers have included the likes of Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Phillip Phillips, Aaron Lewis, Kansas and more.
Batton Hollow Winery – 25 minutes away One of the area's newest wineries. This facility is located in Lost Creek, WV and welcomes visitors for tastings!
Forks of Cheat Winery – 1 hour 15 minutes away Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of north central West Virginia, Forks of Cheat Winery produces a wide variety of prize winning wines crafted from French hybrid and American varietal grapes.
Heston Farm Winery – 45 minutes away Herston Farm has created a variety of exceptional quality WV wines that even the most discerning wine drinker will appreciate. The property is also home to Foxfire Restaurant and Pinchgut Hollow Distillery.
Kirkwood Winery – 1 hour away Located in the heart of the mountains of West Virginia, Kirkwood offers wines flavored by the rich mountain tradition reflective of their Appalachian heritage.
Lambert's Vintage Winery – 15 minutes away This nearby winery is constructed from hand cut stones gathered from various parts of West Virginia. With daily tours, tastings and wood fired pizza on Wednesdays, this winery is a favorite stop for resort guests.
Stonewall Jackson Dam – 10 minutes away
Stonewall Jackson Dam has the capability to store the equivalent run-off of 7.1 inches of precipitation from its 101.8 square mile drainage area. To date, Stonewall Jackson has prevented flood damages estimated to be nearly $236 million.
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum – 15 minutes away
Formally a sanctuary for the mentally ill in the mid-1800's, the asylum is must-see attraction for guided historic as well as paranormal tours.
WVU Jackson's Mill – 15 minutes away
Experience early Appalachian life at the boyhood home of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. The Historic District includes the following: The Jackson Family Mill Museum, The Blaker Grist Mill, The McWhorter Cabin, Mountain State Heritage Center and The Mary Conrad Cabin. Guided tours are offered.
MUSEUMS & SHOPS
Mountaineer Military Museum – 15 minutes away
The museum is open to public, private, organizational and educational tours.
Ron Hinkle Glass – 35 minutes away
Expressions of art are created in many mediums. Down through the ages one of the most mystifying has been the art of glass blowing. Ron's fascination with the infinite possibilities of glass inspired him to create beautiful works of art and establish Ron Hinkle Glass.
The Museum of American Glass in WV– 15 minutes away
This museum is dedicated to the region and nation's rich glass heritage. Here, thousands of products can be viewed and compared while the stories of people and processes come to life!