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Local Activities

Conveniently broken into a variety of categories, local activities are listed below with website links or phone numbers to local attractions making it quick and easy for you to find exactly what you want to experience during your weekend getaway

Fall Scenery

West Virginia offers an extended autumn foliage period starting in August at the highest elevations in our mountain counties and continuing well into October at lower elevations in western counties.


Have a great time relaxing on the water, water skiing or sailing. Boating is one of the more popular hobbies around the world. People of all ages and backgrounds enjoy taking to the water during the hot summer months.

Horseback Riding

West Virginia and Western Maryland deliver thousands of miles of superior action riding. As well as valley and forest trails, there are technically demanding mountain descents and trails on which to ride!


Enjoy a relaxing round of 9 or 18 holes at any of the incredible nearby courses!

Golf in Canaan

The nearby 18-hole, par 72 golf course is surrounded by picturesque mountain terrain and breathtaking West Virginia countryside.

Bike Riding

West Virginia and Western Maryland deliver thousands of miles of superior action riding. As well as valley and forest trails, there are technically demanding mountain descents and trails on which to ride!

Sporting Clay Target Shooting Range

Canaan Valley Resort’s newest outdoor sport activity is trap shooting, one of the three major forms of competitive clay pigeon shooting (shotgun shooting at clay targets).

Seneca Rocks near Canaan

Seneca Rocks is one of the best-known landmarks in West Virginia. These rocks have long been noted as a scenic attraction and are popular with rock climbers.

White Water Rafting

Canaan Valley offers great opportunities for the excitement of white water rafting!

Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Padlz Canoe & Kayak Rentals is located in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia between the Mill Place Restaurant and the Bruceton Mills Dam and offers kayak and cone rentals on the Big Sandy River.

Rock Climbing

Are you a rock climbing enthusiast? Just a few minutes from your cabin, you can be working your way up Coopers Rock mountain!

Dog Sled Rides

The thrill of dog sledding excites the mind and warms the soul.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Strap on some skis or a snowboard and head down a variety of trails on all levels of difficulty!

Maple Syrup

At Mountain Creek Cabins, we make and bottle our own genuine maple syrup, right here on the property. The entire process is in-house and the sap comes from our own trees.

Rail Trails in Canaan

Both state parks and the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge conduct nature-based interpretive hikes on their trail systems. Whether investigating the migratory birds, some of the plant life, endangered species or just wildlife watching, these programs will connect you with the environment.


With lots of bodies of water, fishermen are never far from a big catch!

Sleigh Rides

Ride back in time to the swish swish of the sleigh and muffled hoof beats in the snow. Reservations required.

Horseback Riding in Canaan

With miles of superior action riding, valley and forest trails, there are technically demanding mountain descents and trails on which to ride!


Local swimming areas and pools are available for your family to cool off during the hot summer days!

West Virginia Rail-Trails

Currently, 48 miles of the Mon River, Caperton, Deckers Creek Rail-Trails are open for non-motorized use.

Train Rides

Areas near Canaan Valley offer great opportunities for scenic train rides!

On-site Pool

Your resort stay includes access to a large outdoor pool surrounded by the beauty of Canaan Valley!


The Cheat River in West Virginia celebrates a long and storied history as a whitewater playground for the those brave enough to paddle its rapids.

Zipline in Canaan

Race with your friends down a 1,000 foot zipline, soaring 50 feet above the ski slopes!

Segway Tours

The newest craze in transportation and touring. Buzz around Wisp Resort on these space-age looking vehicles!

Blackwater Falls near Canaan

Superior fishing and camping opportunities in Spring, cool mountain air in the Summer, snowy wonderland in Winter, exceptional scenic vistas in Fall. Make your trip to Blackwater Falls State Park an affordable, family adventure anytime of year!

Smoke Hole Caverns

Tours offered year round. Magnificent formations are the results of millions of years of intricate processes and trillions of drops of mineral laden water.


Forks of Cheat Winery now grows at least some of each of the French Hybrid and American varietal grapes that are used in the wine production.


Fallingwater is the name of a very special house that is built over a waterfall. Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect, designed the house for his clients, the Kaufmann family.

Sled Rides

Find yourself reliving your childhood or making new memories with your kids as you slide down a 350 foot sledding hill!

National Wildlife Refuge

The nation’s 500th refuge was dedicated in 1994 and its 16,225 acres are managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

Mountain Fest

It’s time for you to experience one of America’s best-kept motorcycling secrets by visiting the rolling hills, scenic valleys and winding highways of West Virginia.

Dolly Sods Wilderness near Canaan

Dolly Sods is a rocky, high-altitude plateau with sweeping vistas and lifeforms normally found much farther north in Canada.

Coopers Rock

Coopers Rock State Forest is 13 miles east of Morgantown and 8 miles west of Bruceton Mills. Its 12,713 acres are bisected by Interstate 68.

Skiing in Canaan

Choice of over 76 slopes and trails, seven lifts, a terrain and tubing park at two, nearby West Virginia ski resorts.

Mountain Coaster

You and your family are in for the ride of your lives as our Mountain Coaster zips down, in, out and through the forest!

Miniature Golf

Just near your cabin you’ll have a great mini-golf course to enjoy with your family!

Hiking & Bird Watching

Whether you want to walk the trails behind your cabin or find another local park…you’ll always find a great place to explore and see wildlife!

Train Rides

Travel back through time aboard scenic railroads! You’ll climb through the spectacular scenery of the Appalachian Mountains. Enjoy the ride or participate in special murder mystery tours!

Spa Services

If it’s personal, special attention you’d like, it doesn’t get any better than a spa massage. Several types of massage therapy, master hair stylists, beauty services, and much more available.

Kids Activities

There are lots of local, fun activities for kids and teens! Follow the links below to find out more!

Water Slides

Nearby, large outdoor pool features zero grade entry and two water slides. It also has a concession stand, large beach area and locker rooms.

Zip Lining

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to soar among the trees; now you can when you fly through the sky on a zip line!

Mylan Park

A 320 acre non-profit recreational and educational complex dedicated toward improving the quality of life of residents and visitors in North Central West Virginia and featuring events such as a balloon festival.


Take the family geocaching right here at the cabins, just step off your back porch and head into the woods to find the 2 geocaches we have on property.

For a relaxing retreat, the area is fortunate to have a busy calendar of festivities all year. The area is also rife with historic landmarks, places, and buildings that are accessible year-round. Our cabins at Cooper’s Rock are also near West Virginia University, making us the ideal retreat after WVU sporting events. We keep a full schedule and can help arrange your trip around home games. For even more information about area activities, visit the Tour Morgantown website.