Enjoy four seasons of outdoor recreation at Canaan Valley Resort State Park
Enjoy luxurious resort accommodations and scenic beauty at Canaan Valley.
Tucked into a high plateau in the Allegheny Mountains in an area known for its unique tundra-like wetlands, Canaan Valley Resort State Park is iconic for its unparalleled natural beauty. Take a trip to the Valley and enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, golfing or skiing and you’ll see why this park is one of the most popular travel destinations in West Virginia.
Live in the Lap of Luxury or Get Better Acquainted with Nature
Canaan Valley Resort State Park offers a wide variety of luxurious lodgings perfect for any party or family size. If you prefer lodge-style accommodations, Canaan Valley Resort has 160 guest rooms and suites. If you prefer to immerse yourself in beautiful natural surroundings, plan to stay in on of the park’s idyllic cabins or cottages. Each cabin or cottage has everything you need on your trip, making it perfect for a couple’s retreat or a getaway for the whole family. Want to be even closer to nature? You can witness the best the West Virginia wilderness has to offer up close and personal when you camp at Canaan’s campgrounds. Wake up to the stunning colors of sunrise as the sun breaks over the mountainous horizon right outside your tent.
When it’s Cold Outside, Things Heat Up
Canaan Valley Resort State Park is a premier winter sports location. Canaan’s 47 trails provide skiing and snowboarding options, perfect for all ages and experience levels. Ski down fresh white powder in one of the most gorgeous scenic locations in America.
For those skiing or snowboarding for the first time, Canaan’s Snowsports School gives you and your family an experience to remember while leading you towards success on snow. Instructors are certified through Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors. Lessons allow participants the freedom to explore the outdoors, gain confidence in themselves, and develop skills that last a lifetime.
In addition to downhill skiing, Canaan also offers 35 kilometers of marked and un-groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Roam acres of peaceful, wide open space with nothing but nature around you. All cross-country trails are natural snow dependent with no trail fees.
Do you still have a need for speed, but skiing really isn’t your cup of tea? Canaan Valley Resort State Park also offers a tubing park. At 1,200 feet long, this multi-lane tube park is the longest in the Mid-Atlantic. A magic carpet lift whisks tubers up to the top of the hill, so you won’t get tuckered out from climbing. This is one of Canaan’s most popular attractions,and is a perfect activity for all ages.
Swing into Spring and Summer
Think Canaan Valley Resort State Park is just a snowsports destination? Think again! Canaan offers a wide variety of attractions during the warmer months. The 18-hole champion golf course received a four-star rating by Golf Digest Magazine. Designed by Geoffrey Cornish, the course is ideal for experienced and novice golfers alike. The course is open from April through November. For those looking for an easier golf-like experience, Canaan also has a mini golf course. Play with the whole family and see who has the best putting skills.
Discover the Best West Virginia has to Offer on Canaan’s Scenic Trails
Perfect all year round, Canaan Valley’s 18 miles of trails offer hidden treasures and scenic delights. Explore the woodlands and delight in babbling streams and local flora and fauna. These trails are perfectly suited for explores on foot and bike.
Do you want to find hidden treasure while you traverse through Canaan’s miles of trails? There are several geocaching locations throughout the park. Take your GPS and hunt down caches with the whole family while also enjoying the best West Virginia has to offer.
But Wait, There’s More!
We’ve only scratched the surface of what Canaan Valley has to offer. But the best part about taking a trip to a West Virginia State Park is creating your own outdoor adventure and making memories with your friends and family. Plan your trip today and see what the Valley has in store for you!