Wild Summertime Fun at a West Virginia Mountain Resort
As winter snow gives way to the blossoms of flowering trees, the mild mountain summers make tennis, golf, swimming, and hiking easy and comfortable. Our picturesque mountain cabins are surrounded by 18 miles of trails – in wetlands and northern hardwood forests – as well as open meadows, abundant with wildlife. Enjoy mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides, hiking, and our world-class golf course. With the Allegheny Mountains serving as your backdrop, nature lovers can enjoy over 200 species of birds, 600 types of wildflowers, and a forest full of wildlife – including deer greeting you at the entrance.
Hiking & Biking – Hit The Trails!
If you love to bike, Canaan Valley Resort State Park is perfect for you! The park offers 18 miles of marked trails through woodlands, meadows, hills and streams, many of which are linked with hundreds of miles of marked trails in the 1,000,000 acre Monongahela National Forest. Most trails are open to mountain-bikers as well. Whether you come in spring, summer or fall, you’ll discover this is a very special place for bird watching, wildlife sightings, plant discoveries and star-gazing. A new regional hiking/mountain- biking trail guide shows 150 miles of trails for your pleasure. *Helmet rental included in bike rental.
Touring bike rentals are available at the Nature Center
Bike Rental Rates:
|Touring Bike Rentals||Adult
Scenic Chairlift Ride
Ride the ski lift during the fall months for a breathtaking scenic view of the valley and surrounding Allegheny Mountains from 4,280′. You can ride the lift back down or hike the two miles to base camp. Either way, it’s an unforgettable experience.
Daily: 9am – 4pm
|Scenic Chairlift Ride||Adult
Sporting Clays Five Stand Target Field
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). A fee based activity, each shooter has twenty-five shots total (5 shots per stand), with all shooting done under the authority of a range supervisor. The trap range does not require a hunting license. Reservations are highly suggested: 304-866-4121 ext. 92691. Limited to 5 shooters per hour.
-Must be 12 or older to participate (must be accompanied by adult if age 12-17).
-Private owned guns must be cased until RSO inspects
-Factory shells only, no reloads allowed
-12 or 20 gauge shotguns only
-Shot: 7 1/2, 8, and 9 only
-No shells over 3 drams of powder allowed
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm; Sunday: 12:30pm – 5pm; Monday, Tuesday & Evenings: *24 hr. notice/appointment necessary.
NEW DATE: 2nd Annual Sporting Clays Shoot-out Competition
Saturday, October 4, 2014 (Details coming soon)
2013 Shootout Results
1st Place: Anthony Schrock
2nd Place: Dale Paugh
3rd Place: Larry Beard
2013 Shootout Results
(25 shells, 25 pigeons, gun, safety equipment, instruction)
|Shells & Clay Package
(25 shells, 25 pigeons, safety equipment, instruction)
(25 pigeons, safety equipment, instruction)
The outdoor pool features beautiful scenic mountain vistas, pool slide, and plenty of sun and fun for all ages. Towels, locker room, and vending machines on-site. Lifeguards are on duty during hours of operation. Open daily through Monday, September 1, 2014.
Geocaching! You are the search engine.
Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for GPS users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a GPS unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache. Currently, we have 5 hidden caches on site. Rental units & map coordinates available at the Beech Club. Deposit required when renting GPS System.
Daily: 9am – 4:30pm (year round activity)
Climbing Wall & Eurobungy
Attempt to climb to the top of the 25′ Climbing Wall or see how high you can jump on the Eurobungy. As many as three climbers can scale the wall at one time – race your friends in timed relays to the top of the wall. *Fun for the whole family! Located at the Nature Center. * Weight Restrictions: Minimum: 45 lbs • Maximum: 200 lbs
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 9am – 4:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am – 8pm
*Closed Monday & Tuesday
Turtle Slide Tube Ride
Enjoy summer tubing with friends and family members on the Turtle Slide Tube Ride. Sit back as a tow rope pulls you back to the top of the hill. Located at the Ski Area, purchase tickets in the Bear Paw Gift Shop. *Must be age 4 or older, and meet a 42″ height requirement.
Open Wednesday – Sunday
*Closed Monday & Tuesday
Turtle Slide Rates
|2 Hour Sessions||Ad/Sr||Child (4 & up)|
|9:30-11:30am; 12-2pm, 2:30-4:30pm||$15||$15|
Other On-Site Activities
Note: Paintball has been discontinued at the resort effective May 27, 2014.
- Indoor heated pool & sauna
- Basketball arena
- Horseshoe pits
- Sand volleyball court
- Soccer field
- Softball diamond
- Tennis courts
- Ladder golf
- Corn hole toss
- Kite making
- Guided nature walks
- Wagon rides