Avoid the Winter Slump with these 6 Must-Trys

As the crisp winter air starts to cascade down from the mountain tops into the deep valleys, the state comes alive with festivities—both cozy and picturesque alike. Whether you go out for an evening of craft brew tasting or head out on a trail expedition, finding an adventure in the colder months is easy in Almost Heaven. As the winter months quickly approach, prepare yourself for a season of fun by exploring these eye-catching activities in Almost Heaven.

Trail Adventures

A classic favorite among adventurers and trail-lovers alike, the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System in McDowell County is a must-visit stop this November. Focus on the early American history of the unique topography—exploring the woods home to the world-famous Hatfield-McCoy Feud—on the Indian Ridge Trail System. The trails can be accessed directly from your cabin or RV campsite at the Ashland ATV Resort, the largest campground in the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. Looking to take your winter adventure to the next level? Take an exhilarating ride with a stay in this culturally rich region.

Craft Brews

This is an adventure you’ll want to leave the kids at home for—West Virginia is a haven for sought-after local brews and longing flavors of home. Abolitionist Ale Works in Jefferson County creates unique, flavorful and memorable beers for every palate, changing the way visitors think about their beer. One of West Virginia’s newest breweries, Big Timber Brewing Company is a staple in Randolph County, offering both new seasonal and long-time favorite brews year-round.

Easy-Going Adventure

Try the most exciting cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the east at White Grass Ski Touring Center, while experiencing backdoor access to some of West Virginia’s most treasured high country. Highlighted by Garden & Gun, The Coca-Cola Tube Park at Snowshoe Mountain Resort‘s Galactic Tubing and party deck are perfect for those wanting to race down the tubing hill or chill out on the slopes. The longest sled run on the East Coast, the Blackwater Falls State Park Sled Run fosters cherished memories and wintertime joy in the crisp wind and snow with friends and family.

High-Speed Adventure

Get your lift tickets, strap on your gear, and then hit the trails at Canaan Valley Resort. A favorite among local snow-chasers for its abundance of trails, 47 to be exact, Canaan Valley is a must-visit for any thrill-lover. With four black diamond skiing and snowboarding slopes, riders at Winterplace Ski Resort are sure to feel the chatter and wind in their hair while cruising down the mountains. A new high-speed chair lift at Timberline Mountain Resort ensures guests can spend as little time on the lifts, and as much time enjoying the slopes as possible. Do you love fresh corduroy and challenging slopes? Experience the sought-after fresh-powder and unmatched terrain of West Virginia on your next winter visit.

Antique Exploring

In the artsy town of Nitro, just outside of Charleston, there are serval locally owned antique stores perfect for reminiscing on your childhood memories. The Nitro Antique Mall features two stories of collectibles, old toys and totally bizarre finds. A visit to Somewhere In Time is a great way to gift a piece of Almost Heaven and see old-school classics. An ode to West Virginia’s aura of yesterday, Nitro Auction House & Antiques has plenty of old goodies and treasures to explore and bid on for curious minds of any age. A stroll through the town truly is dreamy for those full of wanderlust and a love for old finds.

Unique Sports

Check off a serene visit and exclusive Mountain State adventure at Stonewall Sporting Clays. This Lewis County adventure has a heated five stand, promatic traps and a rustic lodge perfect for cozying up and sipping hot cocoa in the winter months. Stick around until nightfall and stay nearby at Stonewall Jackson Resort State Park. Wake up to an enchanting view of Stonewall Jackson Lake and the peaceful nature of West Virginia’s rolling mountains that make Almost Heaven home.

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This post was last updated on November 29, 2023