Forget the beach! Find picturesque waterfront destinations waiting for you in Mountaineer Country. Hop on a quick BWI to MGW flight to start your escape in Morgantown, West Virginia, or take the scenic route via Interstate 70 west and Interstate 68 west for stunning views and overlooks throughout North Central West Virginia.
Tygart Adventures on the Lake
New to Tygart Lake State Park in Grafton, West Virginia, Tygart Adventures features a course of twenty-five giant inflatables to help you run, jump and splash through the water. Looking to relax? Lounge on the sandy beach area and soak up the sun, or walk along the trail that follows the shoreline.
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Cheat Lake and Park
Whether you’re looking for high-adrenaline watersports or sunbathing on a secluded beach, you’ll find it at Cheat Lake and Park. Located between Morgantown and Coopers Rock State Forest, visitors to Cheat Lake can access a variety of fun. Find calm currents in the Cheat Backwaters, boat-ready waters on Lake and a rush of whitewater routes throughout the Cheat River Narrows.
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Audra State Park
Dip your toes into the clearest waters in West Virginia when you visit Audra State Park in Barbour County. The calm current of the Middle Fork River offers tranquil waters for swimmers and sunbathers alike. Lakeside campsites rentals make it easy to turn any day trip into a weekend adventure.
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Valley Falls State Park
A local favorite for photoshoots and family get-togethers, Valley Falls State Park is a picturesque riverside destination for relaxers and thrill-seekers alike. Known as the Last Waters in West Virginia, the Tygart Valley River at Valley Falls State Park is a popular destination for kayakers looking to ride the cascading waterfalls year-round.
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Big Bear Lake and Camplands
Find rustic comforts in a cabin or traditional campsite when you reserve an overnight stay at Big Bear Lake and Camplands. This private outdoor community is open to visiting campers throughout the year, offering access to Big Bear Lake and the Bearfoot Springs water park.
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The Wharf District
Find alfresco dining options just steps away from the Monongahela River and the Mon River Rail-Trail when you visit the Wharf District in Morgantown. Choose between classic Italian cuisine at Oliverio’s Ristorante On The Wharf, stone-fired flavors at Mountain State Brewing Co., and artisanal entrees at Table 9. Finish your meal with a stroll past community art pieces stationed along the Rail-Trail.
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Alpine Lake Resort
Find your perfect lakefront getaway at Alpine Lake Resort in Terra Alta. Spend your day swimming, fishing and boating across the 150-acre lake. Kayak rentals are available for those looking to take it slow. Or tee up on the green of the 18-hole golf course, located just above the lake with easy access to the resort bar and restaurant.
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