Wake up with a cup of freshly brewed coffee and a pastry from The Grind WV in Morgantown. You can people-watch as the vibrant city of Morgantown gets moving. Snag a photo at the iconic Woodburn Hall, West Virginia University’s landmark building. And, shop for fresh tea leaves, locally made jewelry or luxurious soaps at the Seneca Center.
Fill your belly at Iron Horse Tavern, a comfy gastropub specializing in upscale pub food. Afterward, raft the whitewater rapids of the Cheat Canyon with Cheat River Outfitters. If rafting isn’t your style, try rock climbing! Cap it all off with a short hike to the main overlook at Coopers Rock State Forest to take in a beautiful view of the Cheat River.
After all that adventure, grab dinner and a local brew at Morgantown Brewing Company. Then, wind down with a show at the Metropolitan Theatre or a visit to the Monongalia Arts Center. Time for some shut-eye! Rest up at Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, where you can also golf a round or relax at the spa. For more of the ins and outs of Morgantown, visit Morgantown CVB.
Head south to Fairmont, the home of West Virginia delicacy – the pepperoni roll. Stop by Country Club Bakery where the pepperoni roll originated to get one fresh from the oven. Then, it’s off to some time with nature at Valley Falls State Park, a picturesque park with rolling waterfalls. Visit Marion County CVB to get more information on the area.
Indulge in heaping plates of pasta with red sauce at Muriale’s Italian Kitchen. Then, head across town to Heston Farm Winery to taste a variety of red, white or blush wines – or even moonshine. Finish off your day with Prickett’s Fort State Park. This historical park commemorates late 18th-century life on the Virginia frontier and features interactive demonstrations and is the perfect backdrop for a picnic.
If you’ve worked up an appetite, Poky Dot is sure to satisfy any craving. Specializing in oversized desserts (like a humongous banana split!) and hearty breakfasts, this restaurant is whimsical and fun for the whole family. Rest up at the Gillum House B&B in Shinnston before your last day of fun.
Start your day at Almost Heaven Desserts & Coffee in Bridgeport, where you can pair a delicious pastry with fresh hot coffee. Take a scenic drive over to Philippi to see the Philippi Covered Bridge, which is the scene of the first land battle of the Civil War and the oldest covered bridge in West Virginia.
Head on up to Grafton to check out the International Mother’s Day Shrine – the place where Mother’s Day began, thanks to Anna Jarvis. After you’ve worked up an appetite, loop back around to Bridgeport to taste creative, elevated cuisine at Cody’s Restaurant.
Enjoy the Clarksburg-Bridgeport area for more attractions, shopping and dining. Paint at Starving Artist Studio or purchase a beautiful print at Artworks. Get a taste of authentic Italian cuisine at Oliverio’s Ristorante, with homemade pastas, bread and extensive wine list.