There is so much to do in Canaan Valley and the surrounding area. The Valley's unique climatic and natural features attract a steady flow of outdoor recreationalists. Camping, hiking, fishing (trout, bass), horseback riding cross-country and downhill skiing, leaf-peeping, and wildlife viewing are popular outdoor activities. Upland game bird hunting (woodcock, ruffed grouse, common snipe, wild turkey) has long been popular in the Valley and is still permitted, even in the NWR, within season.
In addition to two state parks and one wildlife refuge, the valley is home to two Alpine ski resorts (Canaan Valley Ski Resort and Timberline Four Seasons Resort) and one Nordic ski area (White Grass Touring Center). Please see CANAAN VALLEY ONLY.
Outside, yet within easy driving distance, are numerous Scenic Train Rides, music shows, festivals , caverns, hiking trails, national forests, waterfalls, whitewater rafting, hunting, fishing, trails and a diversity of dining. Please see SURROUNDING AREA OUTSIDE OF CANAAN VALLEY