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Mountaineer Country updates and resources during COVID-19

As we stay home and stay safe during the ongoing pandemic, we know it’s taking lots of creativity to stay entertained. Start keeping track of our Mountaineer Country Quarantine Bingo sheet as a fun way to check off every Mountaineer’s COVID-19 social distancing experiences at this time.

Don’t forget to share this fun activity and your results with friends and family on social media, so they can participate too! Be sure to use #VisitMountaineerCountry in the caption.

Spring adventures in Mountaineer Country

-Break out the kayaks and canoes

View the City of Morgantown from a different perspective by taking a float trip on the Monongahela River.
Bring the family along for a relaxing trip on the Big Sandy Creek, which is five miles of slow-moving water.
Head to the historic City of Grafton for a ten-mile trip down the Tygart River.

-Rails to Trails walking, running and biking

The Rails to Trails is the perfect place to go for a scenic cycling trip or run. Whether you are a passionate athlete or leisure cyclist, these trails will be open and ready for traffic as the temperature rises in Mountaineer Country.

-Hiking at one of our nearby state forests or parks

Grab your friends and family, or your furry friend, and take a hike at Coopers Rock State Forest.

Then, get a dose of nature therapy on more than three miles of hiking trails in the comfort of Cathedral State Park, which is the state’s largest old-growth forest and sanctuary for many ancient trees.

Finally, explore Tygart Lake’s surrounding woodlands at Tygart Lake State Park.

-Cast a line at a nearby waterway

Check out the nearby waterways stocked with trout, and other species, at places like the Tygart Bywaters, Mason Lake, Big Sandy Creek, Coopers Rock Lake, and more.

-Grow the ultimate garden with a little help from our friends

Springtime calls for working on the garden in Mountaineer Country! Consider pre-ordering flowers, bushes, herbs and more from Modern Homestead at Tatham’s. Unsure where to start with planting or landscaping? Check out their Facebook page for live videos involving tips from the professionals, Lucas and Trellis Smith!

Also, give back while you grow your at-home garden sanctuary by purchasing flowers, seeds and collections online for delivery. 50% of each online purchase will be donated to West Virginia Botanic Garden to support this destination.

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PlaceIBelongWV campaign

We wanted to take the time to thank all of those who participated in week 1 of West Virginia Tourism’s #PlaceIBelongWV campaign. Together, we can keep future visitors dreaming of our almost heaven destination. Be sure to check out our week 2 content and participate in a variety of fun activities to show your love of our home. Don’t forget to also use #VisitMountaineerCountry in your post, so we may see!

Stay Connected and Up to Date with Mountaineer Country

For the latest updates and information related to COVID-19 in Mountaineer Country, regularly check, sign up for our e-newsletter at, and follow @VisitMountaineerCountry on social media.

The Visit Mountaineer Country CVB strives to increase the tourism economy by marketing and selling the destination to our guests by “wowing” them and encouraging them to stay one more night and spend one more dollar.