Race Down the East Coast’s Longest Sled Run During Your Blackwater Falls Getaway

A ride down the Blackwater Falls State Park sled run is an unforgettable experience the whole family will enjoy.

The sled run at Blackwater Falls State Park is a one-of-a-kind winter atraction that’s delighted visitors for years. This perfect family attraction lets you enjoy an exhilarating rush of cold mountain air as you fly down a quarter-mile of fresh snow surrounded by snow-dusted evergreens and the gorgeous winter scenery of Tucker County, West Virginia. And did we mention it’s the longest and fastest sled run on the East Coast? Once you race down it for the first time, you’ll see why people come back every year!

An Unforgettable Experience for the Whole Family

The Blackwater Falls sled run is open mid-December through February and attracts visitors from all over the country. It’s simply a must-do for any winter adventure-seeker. Sleds provided by the park are built for speed and provide a fantastic ride for one or two people. Rentals start at $16 and group rates are available.

As you’re whisked down the hillside, your neon orange sled looks like a blur against the contrasting white snow. And you can race your friends and family over and over again without the hassle of carrying your sled back up the hill thanks to a conveyor belt that carres you and your sled back to the top through a picture-perfect winter wonderland. So, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride with a view. Delight in the fun all day and into the night. Lights along the sled run allow sledders to enjoy the thrills even longer after the sun sets.

More Winter Fun

The sled run isn’t the only thrilling winter attraction at Blackwater Falls State Park. The park also rents out cross country skies and snowshoes to enjoy on more than 20 miles of hiking trails and 10 miles of cross-country skiing trails. Rentals are affordable and provide hours of fun. For pricing information and hours of operation, including the sled run, click here. In addition to the fun at Blackwater Falls State Park, Canaan Valley Resort State Park is just minutes away and offers downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as ice skating and tubing.

Get Warm

After a day of riding up and down the snowy mountainside, it’s important to take sometime to warm up and relax. The warming hut at the sled run is a great place take a breather. It also provides snacks and hot chocolate for winter adventurers. There’s also an outdoor firepit, perfect for getting toasty, sharing memories and roasting s’mores late into the evening.

For a winter adventure you won’t soon forget, spend the night or weekend at the park’s lodge, which offers great views of the Blackwater Canyon. Warm up by the fire and snuggle into your warm cozy bed for the night and get up the next day to do it all again!

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