5 Weekend Getaways To Take In 2022

The colder months in Almost Heaven are some of the best times to explore quaint mountain towns and their charming adventures with a weekend getaway. A plethora of carefully curated shops, activities and good eats are dotted throughout the state, ideal for cozy weekend getaways or fun-filled day trips.

You’ll surely find the right trip for you and your family with one of these enchanting wintery adventures.

1. From the Trail to the Town

Morgantown, WV

Just outside of Morgantown is Coopers Rock State Forest, home to some of the best winter hiking around. The Virgin Hemlock Trail is a 1.2-mile scenic hike through unique wintery flora and fauna, including a 300-year-old hemlock grove. After your brisk hike, enjoy a fresh bite to eat at River Birch Cafe and explore downtown Morgantown.

Take your getaway to the next level with a stay at the newly renovated Hotel Morgan. Capturing the style and sophisticated elegance of years gone by, this hotel sparks a balance between modern luxury and historic charm.

2. Full Throttle Adventure

Logan County, WV

The Hatfield-McCoy Trails are the perfect place for a snowy wintertime outdoor adventure. As one of the original 3 Hatfield-McCoy Trails, the Bearwallow Trail System offers breathtaking views from scenic vistas, but also boasts the opportunity to try out trail sections rated “Most Difficult.”

Take a quick break from riding to explore the ATV-friendly town of Logan, where you can visit the casual fan-favorite, Morrison’s Drive Inn. Settle in for a cozy cabin stay at Chief Logan State Park after a long day on the trails.

3. Downtown Delicacies

Wheeling, WV

Calling all foodies—Wheeling is a must-visit destination for anyone with scrumptious dining on the mind. Set out to try new local restaurants for each meal throughout your weekend getaway and you will not be disappointed. Start your day off with a savory Ham & Cheese Croissant and a hot Americano from Sarah’s on Main.

Explore downtown Wheeling before heading to Centre Market for some unique shopping and a world-famous fish sandwich. Coleman’s Fish Market is home to the “country’s best fish sandwich,” so be sure to give it a try. Any stop in Wheeling is incomplete without a stay at Oglebay Resort, with luxurious spa treatments and endless activities.

4. Historic Hideaways

Harpers Ferry, WV

The picturesque town and national historical park of Harpers Ferry is a sight to see each winter. Set to a backdrop of the snowy Appalachian Mountains, this scenic spot is packed with stops for every history lover. The John Brown Wax Museum is a must-visit spot for both history buffs and adventurers alike, offering a birds-eye view into the region’s unique history.

Try out the nation’s only historic candy store, True Treats Historic Candy, and experience candy from all the way back to the 1700s. After sight-seeing, stop in for a yummy homemade lunch or dinner at The Country Cafe or experience an authentic vegan meal at Kelley Farm Kitchen.

5. All Snow All the Time

Davis, WV

Sledding in Blackwater Falls State Park is a great low-key, family-friendly wintertime adventure. Offering a quarter-mile of fresh snow and a Magic Carpet conveyer belt—the longest on the east coast—the Blackwater Falls Sled Run makes sledding easy and fun for anyone.

After a fun day in the snow, enjoy dinner at local favorites like Canaan Valley BBQ or Farm Up Table. Round out your snowy getaway with a stay at Canaan Valley Resort State Park, where you can find even more winter adventure.

There are so many places across the Mountain State to experience wintertime magic, and several different types of adventures to choose from. Check out more West Virginia dreamy wintertime adventures by signing up for Winter Snowfall Updates.

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This post was last updated on February 23, 2022