5 Reasons Why WV State Parks Are Perfect for Christmas Getaways

Make yourself at home for the holiday in one of West Virginia’s beautiful state parks.

Many West Virginia State Parks offer a variety of activities and events during the holiday season. Gather up the family and enjoy a picture-perfect Christmas in a mountain winter wonderland. Here are five reasons why you should spend Christmas at a West Virginia State Park.

Boost your holiday spirit with delightful winter activities and attractions

In the winter, West Virginia turns into a snowy wonderland. Enjoy a variety of snow sports and thrills this holiday. Canaan Valley Resort State Park offers both cross-country and downhill skiing, snow tubing and ice skating. The slopes are located right behind the picturesque lodge. When you’re done with a day of winter adventure, warm up with a hot beverage by the lodge fireplace. Close to Canaan, you and your family will enjoy the longest sled run on the East Coast at Blackwater Falls.

Santa and his elves are coming to the Mountain State!

Don’t let your kids miss out on an opportunity to meet the Big Man in Red himself. Santa and his helpers are making several stops at West Virginia state parks this year. On Dec. 8, he’ll be making a stop at Twin Falls Resort State Park. Enjoy a scrumptious meal at the park restaurant, and after dinner, snack on milk and cookies and take photos with Santa. Santa will also be stopping by North Bend State Park for a breakfast the whole family can enjoy on any budget! Families can also see Santa at Blackwater Falls State Park. Take a picture with the Jolly Elf and craft a holiday ornament to take home.

You can skip the hassle of Holiday cooking

Cooking for the whole family can be overwhelming. Instead, let us handle it! North Bend State Park’s Christmas Day Buffet includes a prime rib carving station, turkey, baked steak, mango chicken, sides, salads, and a variety of sweet desserts. While you enjoy the Christmas feast, enjoy some of your favorite holiday tunes performed by Scott Cain on the dulcimer. For event details call (304) 643-2931.

A West Virginia State Park cabin is the perfect place for family gatherings

For a holiday straight out of a greetings card, spend Christmas in a state park cabin, where you can gather around a stone fire place with the whole family and exchange gifts by a crackling fire. From the warmth of your winter haven, enjoy views of the snowy scenic mountains at North Bend State Park. At Pipestem Resort State Park enjoy a plethora of winter activities. But the views of the Bluestone River Gorge are reason enough to spend your Christmas at this park! Then, there’s Blackwater Falls State Park and the miles of snow-covered trails to exlpore. After taking in the great outdoors, warm up next to the fire with a cup a hot chocolate and Christmas treats.

Make memories that will last a lifetime

With all the fun things to do at a West Virginia State Park for Christmas plus the beautiful winter scenery, you and your family are sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. We guarantee you will find your home away from home for the holidays in the Mountain State.

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