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.
Recreation Center – New Hours (8/5)
10am – 6pm: Monday – Thursday
9am – 8pm: Friday & Saturday
9am – 4pm: Sunday
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. Guest are required to wear closed toe shoes when riding chairlift (no sandals, flip flop, etc…).
Open Daily: 9am – 4:30pm
*Last ride ticket sold at 3:45pm
|Scenic Chairlift Ride||Adult
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 Daily – Two Hour Sessions
9:30am – 11:30pm, 12pm – 2pm, and 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Turtle Slide Rates
|2 Hour Session – $15 per person
*Ages 4 – older
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 – New Hours
Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 6pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Swim lessons will be offered during the 2016 season for ages 2 and older as a group or private session. To schedule your lesson, please call Nanette Seligman (instructor) at 304-481-6230. Nanette is also a National Board Certified Teacher working full time in the public schools and a PSIA Level II ski instructor for Canaan Valley Resort. Lessons are no longer available for the 2016 season.
|Parent & Child Lessons
Develop swimming readiness by instructing parents with their children through water exploration activities and games with the objective of having fun and becoming comfortable in, on, and around the water. Parent must accompany each child in to the water and participate in each class. *30 minute class / 5 days
|Early Elementary Learn to Swim
Water exploration activities, games and introduction to swim strokes with the objective of having fun and becoming comfortable in, on, and around the water. Awareness of water safety. *30 minute class / 5 days
|Teens Learn to Swim
Introduction to swim strokes with the objective of having fun and becoming comfortable in, on, and around the water. Awareness of water safety.*30 minute class / 5 day session.
Private Session – Instruction at swimmers level.
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. Map coordinates are available at the Beech Club year round; GPS rental units & map coordinates available at the Recreation Center. Deposit required when renting GPS System.
Available Daily at the Recreation Center
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 Recreation Center. * Weight Restrictions: Minimum: 45 lbs • Maximum: 200 lbs
Friday & Saturday 9am – 7pm
Sunday – Thursday 10am – 4pm
Other On-Site Activities
- Indoor heated pool, whirlpool & sauna
- Sporting clay shooting range
- Tennis court
- Miniature golf
- Horseshoe pits
- Sand volleyball court
- Soccer field
- Softball diamond
- Basketball arena
- Ladder golf
- Corn hole toss
- Kite making
- Guided walks
- Wagon rides