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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Hotel
“Blackwater Falls State Park of course has the falls but also enjoy views from Pendleton Point. The centerpiece of the park is Blackwater Falls, a 62-foot cascade where the Blackwater River leaves its leisurely course in Canaan Valley and enters rugged Blackwater Canyon.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Park
“Skiing, Tubing, Fall chair lift rides, Golf, Shooting range, Ice skating, Cross country skiing, Mountain Biking and hiking trails and probably more.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Dolly Sods is a unique natural area with a climate and setting more like that of Canada than West Virginia. See information in the notebook that describes this area better than we can. Our favorite part of Dolly Sods is the Bear Rocks area, although there are many trails there we have not yet visited. In late July and early August you can pick wild blueberries all day long at Bear Rocks. From the cabin, follow the directions to Seneca Rocks, then take Rte 28 north for another 10 minutes or so before turning left on the road into Dolly Sods. See brochure in notebook for local roads in the area. The drive to Dolly Sods takes a little over an hour, but it’s worth it.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Whitegrass isn't just for shredding and outdoor winter bliss. It's even more about the sense of community and all the lovely personalities that make this place magic. Oh yeah, the cafe is amazing. Hot cider and soup please. I've given my mom both their cookbooks and then had to get my own. On the weekends they do full dinners so check their website for more info. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Dolly Sods Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia, and is part of the Monongahela National Forest (MNF). It is a rocky, high-altitude plateau with sweeping vistas and lifeforms normally found much farther north in Canada. To the north, the distinctive landscape of "the Sods" is characterized by stunted (“flagged”) trees, wind-carved boulders, heath barrens, grassy meadows created in the last century by logging and fires, and sphagnum bogs that are much older. To the south, a dense cove forest occupies the branched canyon excavated by the North Fork of Red Creek. The name derives from an 18th-century German homesteading family — the Dahles — and a local term for an open mountaintop meadow — a "sods". The area is known for lots of hiking trails.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Ski Area
“True all-season resort! Skiing, biking, hiking, horseback riding, chairlift rides.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Make plans now to meet some new friends, breathe some clean fresh air, and enjoy some spectacular scenery! If taking a short ride, you will be riding on scenic horse trails within the boundaries of the beautiful Canaan Valley Resort State Park, home to an abundance of wildlife, including white-tailed deer and black bear living in their natural habitat. There are frequent wildlife sightings and photo opportunities along the trail as you ride through wooded forests and mountain meadows to vantage points near Bald Knob . These trails are used only for riding horses and provide spectacular views of Canaan Valley – the highest valley east of the Mississippi River. An experienced trail guide will lead your journey and answer any questions you may have along the way. Longer rides explore more of the Canaan Valley area.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Skiing, Snowboarding, Ice Skating - Canaan is the place to go for beginners and classes. There are also some beautiful lookout points here! They do have a restaurant at the lodge too, which is great. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Premise
“Whitegrass isn't just for shredding and outdoor winter bliss. It's even more about the sense of community and all the lovely personalities that make this place magic. Something for everyone here whether you've never been on cross country skis or you've been alpine skiing for years and want to try tele-style through the wooded slopes. Take a class, rent the gear or better yet, buy your own set up. You'll end up wanting to be here every snow day. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You know what? I wrote this place off but they have excellent pizza and seafood. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Pretty good food, but the views alone are worth the trip! After eating, be sure to go out back to enjoy the breath taking views! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Corner Shop
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“If your not squeamish about heights, this is a must see spot. Clear sunny says are best time to visit. Wet weather induces fog and cuts visibility.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“1000 ft verticle 2 mile salamander begginer trail fun cruiser for all skill levels. Great glade skiing”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“You know what? I wrote this place off but they have excellent pizza and seafood. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pretty good food, but the views alone are worth the trip! After eating, be sure to go out back to enjoy the breath taking views! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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