4 Labor Day weekend getaways for the family

Labor Day is the weekend to kiss the summer goodbye.

Wondering how you and your family can savor the last few days of summer? Here are 4 great options:

1. Greenbrier River Cabins

Seebert, WV
Escape to one of these cozy cabins where “the front yard is the Greenbrier River and the backyard is the Greenbrier River Trail.” A weekend of canoeing, hiking, tubing, fishing or relaxing in a swimming hole is just what you and the family need to unwind during the last few days of summer. Visit Jack Horner’s Corner for some of the best ice cream you can find for miles.

Zip lining at ACE Wonderland Waterpark, WV

2. ACE Adventure Resort

Minden, WV
If your idea of family fun is more along the lines of adventure and thrills, a few days at ACE will do just the trick! Its Wonderland Waterpark has 5 acres of slides, ziplining, inflatables and a beach for sunning and play. After a day of splashing, take in some climbing and rappelling, kayaking, fishing, biking and much more in the New River Gorge. Pack in as much action as you can over Labor Day.

3. Lost River State Park

Hardy County, WV
Get lost in this state park, with more than 3,712 acres of woods and mountains— a perfect spot for a family hike to take in spectacular ridgetop views. It’s a perfect spot for a quiet, relaxing retreat into the mountains, complete with natural surroundings and a slower weekend pace. Stay the long weekend cozied up in a cabin.

A Durbin & Greenbrier Railroad locomotive, WV

4. Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad

Elkins, WV
What about a train ride through the mountains? There are several trains to choose from, winding through scenic stretches in the northeastern part of the state. Take a full-day ride or just a short sightseeing tour of rivers, waterfalls, mountains and real West Virginia beauty. Combine that with an overnight stay at one of the many state parks, cabins or bed and breakfasts in the area, and you’ve got yourself a memorable end to a sweet summer!

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This post was last updated on March 16, 2022